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Ollie the grashopper

Ollie the grashopper
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Copyright: jaap polak (carper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix S7000
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/274 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Edible [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-02 4:02
Viewed: 3700
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Insects call at the average Dutchman especially associations on with tease certainly, punctures and problems and not with a nice snack. Well there are insects in 98 countries are eaten. Worldwide edible insects there are approximately 1400. The most important groups are: grasshoppers, caterpillars, termites, fiddle and beetles. Insects have a high feeding value: endosperm quality varies of 30 percent in maggots up to 81 percent in the eggs of wasps. For the comparison: chicken and thin flesh contain wide 20 percents endosperm, maes 10 per cent. Also insects contain many vitamins (especially vitamin B) and minerals. This way its grasshoppers richly to iron, zinc and magnesium. Eating one kilo grasshoppers stands right with consuming 11 hot dogs, 6 pizza's or 5 piglet macs. The conversion of vegetable material to flesh is much more favorable at insects, than at cows. For example, for one kilogramme beef you need 10 kilogrammes corn feed, whereas for one kilogramme caterpillar flesh only 1,5-3 kilogramme tree leafs is necessary. Foods of Insectan thus perhaps a solution for the world food problem. You will never no.

Yes when I go for fishing I saw Ollie, so I called him the grashopper. And I had to take a shot of him. So I did. He let me do it. The distance was 12 cm on the super macro, and the result, I like it and I hope you like it to.

Luc, Robbrown, Crypton, willie, red45, ellis49, jhm, rlortie, Callie, Fisher has marked this note useful
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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-02 4:21]

Yes! a great macro of Ollie, Jaap!
An excellent composition and DOF too.
And the sharpness is great on the essential.
An other very well-kept work: image and a magnificent note. We see where leads the experience.
Thanks a lot!

Nice one Jaap colours very good and detail well seen.
the note is exceptionaly informative, apparently the Christian missonaries are responsable for making a lot of people avoid eating this type of protein as they were made to believe it was not food fit for "Civilised" humans, so now people avoid them even when a plauge of locusts passes by removing all the vegitation, leaving them starving when there are tons of food on the wing. I believe they taste like shrimp (Never tried one)
again nice one Jaap

exellent macro !
la couleur ainssi que la nettete sont parfaite.
la pdc est bien metrisée, et les details sont bons.
tres bon travail.

Very good macro Jaap. Good POV and DOF. Well done

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-02 5:26]

I don't like Grashoppers very much but this one is very well captured. I like DOF, sharpness and details, good work Jaap!

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ***

A very nice close up. TFS.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-01-02 6:18]

Beste Jaap,

Prachtige foto. Is dit Japie niet?



Ollie looks nice Japp.
Great macro with good details, colours and composition.
DOF and the note are also very good.
Very well done.

  • Great 
  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2005-01-02 6:25]

Jaap, ik zie dat u reeds met uw nieus toestel grote en mooie macro's maakt, opnieuw eentje om in de kast te zetten, het insect is schitterend van kleur, hier kom ik een stuk tekort Jaap, maar ik kijk graag naar mooie en goed gemaakte foto, dan ben ik in princiepe wel gelukkig.

The result is great Jaap. And you give us a very interesting lesson of economics. Your note is very informative, as is Robert Brown comment. Nice colors, good DOF and details.

Superb photography as ever Jaap, crop and framing are perfect, colours are good, textures are good. DOF is pretty much spot on.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-01-02 14:31]

Hi Jaap
Looking at him, dit he make good bait for the carps? he he!
Nice note, but brrr, not for me, not yet, maybe never! Bring on the steak!
Baie mooi sprinkaan, Jaap. Good detail on the wing and jump-leg too. The diagonal here works well!

  • Great 
  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-02 14:45]

So, did you eat him? Great image and a great note and this makes for a winning combination. Excellent sharpness and composition as well.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-01-02 15:40]

Mmmmm, sounds good. A la Fear factor. :)
excelent shot and composition.


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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-08 19:36]

jaap, quite a macro. Great details, beautiful color of the insect and a BG that highlights it.

Congratulations on your note too.

Excellent shot !
DOF & POV are great as well as the green colours here. Nice one, Jaap !

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