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Egyptian Grasshopper

Egyptian Grasshopper
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Copyright: Robert Brown (Robbrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 88 N: 2160] (6106)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-02
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro (SOLD), Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/16, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orthoptera of Europe incl. Turkey-1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 14:38
Viewed: 8379
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well finally I have a definate identiefication on this large Grasshopper which till know I have been refering to as a Locust is now positively named as Egyptian Grasshopper Anacridium aegyptium still makes this a rarity in the UK
, and probably imprted with plants from italy like I 1st thought , when I found it as an imature hopper with no wings and posted it to TN as Unkown Large Grass Hopper?. Now at 60mm+ long with a full set of wings well able to fly when disturbed and upto working temperature, some thing it is find more difficult now that autumn has arrived in the UK. as you can see though this was a warm sunny morning so it was up a red stem getting warmed up.
Taken in Raw and converted to Tiff in Rawshooter
Opened,cropped @600 X 800px @72dpi and sharpened in PhotoShop (CS)
Save As to reduce the file size and preserve the Exif file with shooting details.
post and hope you enjoy
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  • Artur Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 8] (1102)
  • [2006-10-02 14:48]

nice shot !

Hi Robert,
that's a gigantic animal - I special love the striped eyes ;-)
Excellent sharpness, I can see every detail, very good, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2006-10-02 15:14]

Hallo Robert,
superb picture to 'introduce' this species. Excellent sharpness, in particular of the legs and tarsal claws. Natural colours.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Robert,
Quality image. Very good sharpness without over-sharp. Excellent detail, DOF, natural color, exposure, composition, and well seen on this uniform grey BG.
Very well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-10-03 1:36]

How strange to find such a grasshopper in England, Robert.
Excellent details on this unusual insect.
I like the POV and the clean BG.
TFS. : )

Hi Rob

A awesome shot. The golden armour shows well. I find the shape of the 'feet' interesting. Amazing details. Nice quality work. Thanks!

Great composition of this import.

Good sharpness and details.

The eyes are really interesting

hi robert, excelent shot. good POV and very good quality.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-03 12:54]

Excellent close-up of this interesting grasshopper showing all details perfectly clearly. Nice neutral background and good composition.
TFS, Ulla

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-10-03 13:26]

Hello Robert,
This is a macro with all the necessary attributes to make it good, including the diagonal comp. Interesting to note that you kept and fed it till it matured. If you did that in Egypt you might have been regarded as a nutcase, but I'm glad you sent us a photo of it as an adult.
TFS, regards, Ivan

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