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Gemini Cricket

Gemini Cricket
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA UV filter
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-18 11:45
Viewed: 4042
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yes, yes...i know ehat you're thinking: this is not a cricket, but a grasshopper. I know. But i couldn't help it...it really reminded me of the story of Pinocchio and his little friend - Gemini Cricket... :)
Those were good times, huh? Whaen you were a kid and all you had to do in this life was, eat, play and watch cartoons...:)) Eh well...old times...

Anyway, the picture was taken during the trip to Valea Draganului, about a month ago. Hope you like it :)

Here is the Exif:
Shutter speed: 1/400
F-Stop: f/3.5
Focal length: 36mm
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: No
Support: Handheld
Filter: Hoya UV
Weather: a bit cloudy, but nothing serious :)

PP - with Photoshop and Neat Image:
Crop, sharpen, adjusted levels and contrast and reduced noise.

Thanks for watching :)

leboistoo, Alex99, eruyanik, jmp, RAP, pablominto, SkyF, Luciano75, marhowie, jeanpaul, s_a_s_h_a, cecilia, red45, ddg, zeca, touristdidi, captainsgirl, cedryk has marked this note useful
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Hi Horia, excellent composition! Superb PoV and DoF, coupled with the diagonal from the corner. Spot on focus and sharpness. Good contrast against the background. Basically, can't fault it! To cap it all, great note. Well done, thanks for sharing, regards Tim

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-18 12:26]

Hi Horia.
Your picture is very nice and its green colour palette is amazing. I like diagonal con-struction of your shot, perfect details and sharpness of the main captured object and good blurriness of BG. Perfect done and TFS.

Another great shot of the grasshoppers Horia! This one has great lemony and dark greens on it. Amazing yellow and orange tones on the jumper legs and has lilac eye also, so i like these colours a lot. Thank you for this beauty!

When i was a child, hmmm, you know the feelings and senses all are different from now, for example some smells especially nature smells are made me happy so much in a mysterious way, life looks like a dream :-) So can i get these feelings again, i don't think so, maybe in the heaven only...

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-18 12:41]

Hi Horia,
This grasshopper|cricket has a funny face, a wonderful color and reflection and an antenna damaged:-) Good details, composition and nostalgic note.
José M.

Hi Horia,
Very fine macro work, my friend!
You capture your green little friend with great skill, excellent composition well balanced and with good lines...
Strong vivid colours and very good details!
Pablo -

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-08-18 13:25]

Beautiful shot. The colours are superb and the details amazing. I love the colours on the leg. Excellent composition as well

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-08-18 14:02]

Hello Horia,
wonderful photograph of your little green friend. Great focus and clarity. Like the composition and the 3D effect.

Hi Horia,
the green tones are very nice. Well composed, good pOV and details. I like the shallow DOF, it brings out the insect from the BG.
Well done.

Hi Horia,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-08-18 15:11]

Hallo Horia,
you have captured this insect with its markedly impressive physiognomy and its brilliant green colour very well.

Hi Horia,
that's beautiful, I love that hopper on the single blade of grass. Wonderful sharpness and colours, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-18 21:15]

Hi Horia
You do have a sharp eyes. Good colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done my friend


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-18 23:06]

Hi Horia

The DOF and Detail is so good on this shot.The clarity on his antennae post segments is awesome.Really rich green colours too.Wonderful capture.



Hello Horia,
Well composed picture. Nice posed from grasshopper. Sharp and clearly seen. TFS,

Salut Horia
Super claritate a imaginii...nu stiu cum reusesti sa iasa pe toata suprafata subiectului...tot am incercat,dar aproape niciodata nu mi-a iesit...chiar trebuie sa vorbim...:)...iti doresc un week-end placut
Numai bine!

Hi Horia!
Nice shot of the hopper. Very good composition, exposure, and spot on focus. I guess something must have prevented you from moving your camera a little bit lower to place it paralel to the straw, because the tail isn't as sharp as the head. Nicely blurred background always hard to get with that sort of a camera. Congratulations,

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-19 8:29]

Bella captura Horia, con un colorido y composición sobre la rama en diagonal muy agradable.
La nitidez es buena, aunque el F3.5 no permitió incluir totalmente en foco la cola del insecto.
Saludos... Ricardo

Beautiful capture Horia , with a coloring and composition on the branch in diagonalvery pleasant.
The clarity is good, although F3.5 didn't allow to include totally in focus the tail of the insect.
Greetings... Ricardo

Hello Horia,
Good POV, DOF, and framing. Very good exposure, sharp detail, and a nice "duo-tone" green color seen in the hopper :)
Well done & TFS!

Bonjour Horia
Belle présentation et belle prise en macro avec cette joli saterelle, les couleurs et la nettetée sont trčs bonnes, belle composition et le Bg est super .
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP

Hi Horia,
This is an excellente portrait of this lovely green boy. Composition, sharpness and colors are wonderful.

Well done.

It looks good: sharp, very nice colours and on a diagonal branche. Just good!


A superb shot with great detail and colour.
Well done...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-08-21 15:02]

Hi Horia!

Yeah, childhood time... best forever :-) I like this green-colorfull photo. Hopper looks very nice, pose is good, POV and composition also. Very nice work my friend!
By the way - I'm Gemini, too :-)

Hello, nice shot with great colors and details.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-08-22 4:28]

Bonjour Horia, magnifique composition avec ce criquet perché en diagonale sur ces bridilles. Colors that blend well, perfect sharpness and very nice POV, best regards, Didier.

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-08-22 10:45]

you seem to have insects down to a fine art here! the detail is stunning and the sharpness is excellent and there is excellnt DOF and clarity...


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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-08-24 0:45]

Hello Horia! This is a wonderful capture! So nice diagonal framing, showing excellent sharp details! Beautiful composition!

He is so clear and amazing to see!

Hello Horia,
Beautiful insect, I like its brilliant gren tones mimicrying with the grass: Very good details, colours and blurred BG.
Good job

you know? I almost can see him smiling for the photo? :o)
what an awesome photo..TFS Great details!
Donna :o)

Hello Horia,
Sometimes I like to come back to people's earlier photos. This is a nice finding. The diagonal composition is classic. The thing I like the most about this shot is the light and very interesting colouration of this grasshopper.
Best greetings,

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  • nusi81 (30)
  • [2008-03-19 11:50]

salut Horia

wooow, cool photo!

(Euthystira brachyptera)

numai bine, Ionut

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