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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot SX10 IS
Exposure: f/5.7, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-23 9:12
Viewed: 3337
Points: 52
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Poecilimon mytelensis

This species of cricket is endemic to the island of Lesvos and is one of two species we found near Skala Kalloni. It was a very hot day and there were quite a few of these around on the flowers. These to males were busy on a giant thistle, Silybum marianum. You can tell they’re males as they lack an ovipositor.

This was captured from a distance of ½ metre with the camera handheld. It has been cropped and sharpened.

Argus, Luis52, KOMSIS, maurydv, siggi, cirano, CeltickRanger, maaciejka, brech, Noisette, jeanpaul has marked this note useful
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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-03-23 9:30]

Hola Sra. Ulla.
Great honor for Me to be Your neighbour today here Sra. Ulla.
Lovely Crickets, Beautiful flower, excellent POV and I also like the name of this photo.
TFS Sra, Ulla.

Great photo Ulla !! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are fantastic.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-23 9:41]

Hello Ulla,
Impressive photo taken from a very good low POV. Beautiful natural colours and excellent sharpness and details. Nice DOF and OOF BG. Good composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-03-23 11:12]

Hej Ulla,
Aesthetic endemic Crickets!
On the beautiful flower, focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

Hallo Ulla,
a very beautiful picture, excellent point of view, superb sharpness, bright colours, a very nice composition with two crickets on this giant fantastic thistle.
Best regards

Ciao Ulla. The best sharp with brilliant colours for this intresting couple. Exciting light and excellent DOF.


Ciao Ulla, splendid couple of cricket on a lovely flower, fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, great macro, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Oh how fabulous Ulla! A wonderful image. Just so good to view.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-03-23 13:44]

Hello Ulla.
Very nice capture of this two cricket on the beautiful flower.Sharpness,clear details,framing and composition are wonderful.I really like that POV.Best regards Siggi

hello Ulla
great shot with good details and beautiful colours
very nice picture from greece
greeting lou

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-03-23 15:35]

Hello Ulla,
What a great macro shot with excellent composition and splendid colors.The sharpness and details are wonderful.TFS.

Hello Ulla

Excellent macro photo of these crickets
over the flower, fine POV at their level,
beautiful light, excellent focus sharpness details,



Hello Ulla,

An interesting situation, and so well recorded with great details in insects and flower!
The level point of view works well, accurate DoF isolates the subjects and creates a 3D feeling...
Great light, that renders a vivid colour palette!

Pablo -

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-03-24 3:27]

Shalom Ulla,

This is a beautiful insect -flower picture.

Thank you and best regards,


Ulla - a great composition of the flower and the cricket. In fact the colors are looking very bright and splendid. Sharpness of the pic is really awesome. tfs

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-24 9:31]

Good to see two of them here, may be friends on line, excellent image. tfs.

Hi Ulla,
really beautiful and interesting photo. Perfect sharpness exactly on these twins. Amazing colours. Excellent POV and DOF.

hello Ulla, wonderful scene this moment, your composition in this close up is good, I like the colors performance and the quality!
regards Nasos

I love the "scrubby" natural environment here and the colors in this image dear Ulla! Probably a side view, perpendicular to their body could be more appropriate so we can see the eyes of the crickets rather than their butts!
George Veltchev

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-25 14:46]

Hi Ulla,this is a great perspective and a great idea too exit from this excellent choice of point of view! And what a great quality too,very good sharpness,colors and lights.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Hello Ulla
This beautiful flower have two nice visitors,
very good sharness and superb light, fine composition, BG and POV
Have a good night

Bonjour Ulla
Voila une prise de vue originale! Belle couleurs, bonne composition et focus.
On voit bien les détails et tout. J'aime beaucoup, excellente idée.
Merci pour le partage ...JP

Hallo Ulla
What a great image! The detail and colour of both the crickets and the flower is very eye-catching and pretty to look at. These two crickets on top of the thistle reminds me of my own childhood when we used to get up on something high and shouted from above - "I am the king of the castle, and you are the dirty rascal". That used to make us feel quite mighty for our age. Thanks for sharing this image and bringing back some lovely childhood memories. Best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-13 3:11]

Hello Ulla,
such a pleasant composition of these natural and simple composition. Really a pleasure to look at the crickets and the its details. The flower too add beauty to complement the beautiful composition.
nice blurry green make it so effective.
well presented shot.


Esta se me pasó !! Excelente trabajo Ulla.

Hello Ulla
Très belle photo, ces insectes à la queue leu-leu
Merci pour ce spectacle

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