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Copyright: clint newsham (clint) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 237] (1371)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-23 18:55
Viewed: 4635
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
caught this image in the back garden earlier this year.
these are not common to this country so i can only guess this escaped from an owner of a lizard of some type
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Hello Clint,
This is an outstanding capture of this insect.
The point of view used let us appreciate with plenty of details this sharpen and well exposed insect.
Deep of field works really great in this photo, the background tones are in perfect harmony with the subject.
Ilumination couldnt be better.
Congratulations for this first post, a warm welcome to TN and happy holidays,

Hi Clint,

welcome to TN
your first shot is exellent
Superb sharness and details
lovely colours and a perfect background

TFS and happy holidays

what details!!!

Nice work, good detail and exposure, well taken Macro! ;)


Hi Clint,
Wellcome to TN,
Magnificent capture.
Beautiful colors and details.
The POV and DOF are superb.
Well done.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-12-24 3:56]

Hello Clint,
An excellent macro.
Very good composition with great lighting and nice detail.
A superb dark background.
Very nice indeed.
welcome to TN

Hello Clint,
this is an amazing presentation and composition introducing this grasshopper very clearly and with high sharpness. The background is very appropriate to show the outlines and colours of the insect. A slight background noise can be eliminated easily (see workshop) to achieve the last 1% to make the picture 100% perfect. It's a superb picture which I will select for my favourite list.
Best wishes, Peter

Hi Clint,
Interesting pic; good photography.
I was curious what the workshop should give ('cause pic is good)...and a bit to my surprise it was an interesting one;-)
Merry Xmas!

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-12-24 9:02]

Superbe photo,j'aime bien l'éclairage particulier et les détails.Félicitation pour la composition générale et la qualité d'image.
Merci Clint et Joyeuses Fêtes!

Very nice macro Clint.
Color, light, detail, DOF, and sharpness are excellent. I like the background that highlights or isolates the beautiful hopper nicely as well. I think Peter's NR WS has improved the image.
Merry Christmas & welcome to TN!

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-12-24 9:38]

Hi Clint

Welcome to TN and what a fabulous shot for your first post. Very nice composition, POV and a great pose too, nice sharp details, the colours and lighting are beautiful with a superb BG. Sorry the Lizard lost its lunch but it did give you a great shot.

TFS Hilary :o)
Points tomorrow as I have ran out of Greens

  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-12-24 10:18]

Hi Clint, welcome to TN. This is a very nice first post. Very odd to find a locust in these parts! Lovely composition and super lighting. My only nit would be that I think you have oversharpened a little and that's probably the cause of the noise that Peter points out.

Well done, seasons greetings

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-12-24 12:16]

Hi Clint,
This is a marvellous shot.
Pin sharp details and colors.
Nice work.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-12-24 14:50]
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Welcome to TN Clint... and with excellent first presentation.

Composition: *****
Sharpness: *****
Color: *****
Lighting: *****
Background: **** (exists a very light bottom noise)
Framing: **** (lightly centered)
DOF: *****
Focus: *****
POV: *****
Note: ** (lack of the values of the image and camera model)

Congratulations with the great post and happy holidays.

  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-12-24 20:02]


Hi Clint.
I only have 2 1/2 years of photographic experience behind me. I look forward to have 15 as you. Maybe I will be able to take photos like yours.
I wish you the most cordial welcome on TrekNature.
Thank you to share your expertise with us.
Live a marvellous Holiday season!

Wonderful species, looks quite uncommon! You should be right about the lizard owner! But i can say that this grasshopper can be the most beautiful one and most beautiful shot of a grasshopper i've ever seen!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-12-26 5:23]

Hello Clint,
Welcome to TN. Superb shot of this young grasshopper, excellent sharpness and focus and terrific colours against the dark background. Most of all I like the lighting and the composition I think. Whayt luck to find such beauties in the fog in South-east England! :-)
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-12-26 17:26]

Hello Clint,
First of all - Welcome to TN, which is a great site for nature photographers...

Second - this is a magnificent contribution, excellent exposition, DOF and composition. Very good postprocessing. Indeed that must be some kind of an exotic locust. I don't recall anything like that could be native to UK.
All the best greetings,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-01-04 16:55]


I don't know why this critter escaped my attention before, but now it's full glory hits me. I am embarrassed to tell you that I as a biologist failed to find out about the species. Photographers of your caliber should add info on the technical aspect of the shot (kind of lighting, how to keep the bugger in place etc. ). We want to peek over your shoulders, Clint. Thanks for sharing,
Cheers, Dietrich

Exceptionally beautiful first post on the TN, Clint.
Welcome, and we look forward to many more such lovely pictures.
The image is perfect in terms of point of view, sharp focus, colours and overall composition.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

PS: My net connectivity went for a toss on the Chrismas Day, Clint. It was restored just today, so here I am, a bit guilty about the delay in getting back with my points. Hope you will forgive me for the lapse.
Happy New Year!

nice shot. i hope to god you did not actually photo that in england though!

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