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*Green on White*

*Green on White*
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-03 12:15
Viewed: 3594
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A green insect, it looks like a juvenile Speckled Bush-Cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) ,
on a White Rose...just after a slight rain.


Thanks Ivan for the ID! :-)
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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-09-03 12:26]

Hallo Thorsten,
well observed and captured on this rainy day. On the thumbnail the background looks artificial but then magnified one is surprised and rewarded by this beautiful and interesting micro-world. A nice composition of flower, drops and the grasshopper. Pretty good sharpness.
Best wishes, Peter

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2006-09-03 12:26]

marvelous shot Thorsten,
the details are super, shot is well taken and the sharpnes is fantastic, good point of view, good phto, very good job.
gr. jaapo

Beuatiful composition, its too bad you couldn't get all the water drops in focus. What a nice shot though.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-09-03 12:55]

Hallo Thorsten,
das finde ich wieder ganz super gelungen. Farblich ist es eine Augenweide, der weisse Hintergrund hebt die herrlichen Details wunderbar hervor. Ein prima Schaerfeverlauf und eine tolle Bildgestaltung.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-03 12:58]
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Hello Thorsten,
The white rose forms a marvellous background to portray a green insect. I like the comp. with drops of water.
It is in fact a juvenile cricket. Crickets can be told apart from grasshoppers by their very long antennae, which you show very well in you picture.
Most probably it is a juvenile Speckled Bush-cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima)
Regards, Ivan

Great shot, but I think a slightly different angle (showing both feelers) would have made it better.

Hallo Thorsten, dieser kleine, nackte, grüne Kerl ist schon zu bedauern. Wird er auch noch fast von Regentropfen erschlagen.... Tolles Foto - sehr schöne Farbkombination, tolle Schärfe und ein hervorragender Blickwinkel. Wie diese flügellose Schrecke heißt - keine Ahnung. Ich hatte so ein Tier vergangenes Jahr auch fotografieren wollen. Beim Transport habe ich dem Tier unbewußt ein Bein ausgerissen. :-(
Danke für das Makro.

Hello Thorsten,
Agreat capture here! Wonderful composition with that white flower in layers all in the frame with the drops!!! Superb sharpness and vivid colours on that pimply grasshopper! Great pov and framing too. Just wonderful post about the grasshopper!
Thank you mf,

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-09-03 16:12]

Hello Thorsten , Great shot very apart beast ,never seen before ,beauty colours details pov the drops very good ,Greetings Teunie .

Hello Thorsten

Nice contrast between green and white,very sharp shot,good details...i have a question...this cricket had only one antenna?...or what is that?
Very well done...TFS
best regards

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-04 1:08]

Hi Thor

Just a short visit...got to go to work :((
Splendid contrast between this little cricket and the perfect while petals...wow!!!
Also great sharp details, light, POV, DOF, eith excellent framing and composition.
Very well done, my friend!

Bravo and TSF

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-09-04 4:44]

Hi Thor,

Very original contrast! The details come out very clear. Also the colors of this tiny insect are outstanding. Well seen!


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-04 7:13]

Una presentación con gran sentido estético Thorsten, con excelente composición y POV como puntos fuertes.
El contraste entre el insecto y su entorno, es maravilloso.
Felicitaciones y saludos... Ricardo

A presentation with great sense aesthetic Thorsten, with excellent composition and POV like strong points.
The contrast between the insect and its environment, is wonderful.
Congratulations and greetings... Ricardo

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-09-04 17:41]

Hi Thor, great macro. I like the way he seems to be looking at you. Excellent details and the green works very well on the white flower. Brilliant work and TFS.

Hallo Thorsten -
dieser tolle Kerl ist an mir "vorbeigehüpft"!
Das ist was für mich - Tropfen - sooo toll.
Natürlich auch ein wundervoller Hüpfer, der sieht noch richtig niedlich klein aus - also kein Grund für mich ängstlich zu sein, oder?
Wundervolles Bild, vielen Dank und Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Thorsten,

excllent colors, Bg, POV DOF perfect details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo,

TFs Kyle

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-09-09 13:39]

Hi Thjorsten
nice shot. He looks very litle. Good colours, sharpnes, details, light and POV.
Well done mf


Hi Thorsten!
On a first glance at the thumbnail, without noticing the droplets, I thought it was sitting on a piece of crumbled white paper. Now I see that the background is much better than that. Excellent composition, sharpness and exposure (that's always tricky with so much of white flower in the frame). Congratulations,

Hi Thor,
Beautiful cricket in a wet flower. I like the differents levels in the petals, giving 3D effect. Amazing details; good illumination and colours.
Good job!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-09-12 21:30]

Hi Thor,
Excellent shot, wonderful textures and fantastic exposure, I guess it helps to have the subject sit on one of natures own light reflectors though :-) Excellent detail and an amazing antenna he has (looks like just one). A perfect background too, you've turned a normal scene into something quite special I think. Great work.

Hallo Thorsten,
sehr sensible, subtile Farben, hervorragende Details und eine spannende Komposition. Sehr künstlerisch und elegant.
Mit Dank und besten Grüßen,

Hello Thorsten,
Crisp clear and razor sharp picture. Well composed and seen. Superb picture. Regards,

you had posted a very good workshop on my basettino.

this photto : 10 + and more...

excellent background choice...
excellent composition
a klass work
have a nice day

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