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Green Hopper

Green Hopper
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4308 W: 231 N: 13980] (56313)
Rodzaj: Animals
Medium: Kolorowe
Data wykonania: 2006-08-23
Kategorie: Insects
Aparat: Sony DSC-P200
Naświetlenie: f/2.8, 1/40 sekund
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Wersja zdjęcia: Oryginalna wersja
Dodano: 2007-05-09 6:01
Oglądane: 2976
Punkty: 52
[Noty - Informator] Notatki Autora

Grasshoppers are herbivorous insects of the suborder Caelifera in the order Orthoptera. To distinguish them from bush crickets or katydids, they are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers. Species that change colour and behaviour at high population densities are called locusts.


The Caelifera have antennae that are almost always shorter than the body (sometimes filamentous), and short ovipositors. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors.
They are easily confused with the other sub-order of Orthoptera, Ensifera, but are different in many aspects, such as the number of segments in their antennae and structure of the ovipositor, as well as the location of the tympana and modes of sound production. Ensiferans have antennae with at least 30 segments, and caeliferans have less. In evolutionary terms, the split between the Caelifera and the Ensifera is no more recent than the Permo-Triassic boundary (Zeuner 1939).

Diversity and Range

Recent estimates (Kevan 1982; Günther, 1980, 1992; Otte 1994-1995; subsequent literature) indicate some 2,400 valid Caeliferan genera and about 11,000 valid species described to date. Many undescribed species exist, especially in tropical wet forests. The Caelifera are predominantly tropical but most of the superfamilies are represented world wide

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-05-09 6:06]

Hello Ram,
A very nice view of this grasshopper from above showing sharp details of the beautiful pattern and lovely colours. I like its pose with the legs sticking out and the straight "horns". Good green colour contrast on the background.
Many thanks, Ulla

génial ce insecte, belle présentation, un peu de surexposition mais belle malgré tout
bien vu, merci

Hi dear Ram ,
very nice macro with amazing and vivid colours.
well composed and great sharpness.
thanks for sharing my friend

Excellent portrait! Very sharp, great detail and vivid colours. Well composed and presented.
Best wishes,

Hello Ram
Excellent shot of this tiny Hopper,
Great details and lighting,
Perfect POV and BG, Welldone.


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  • Seiei Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 30] (127)
  • [2007-05-09 7:29]

really impressive !
Very nice macro !

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-05-09 7:31]

Lovely hues of green and life, interesting posture of the grasshopper...this close a look is a first time for me.
Very beautiful composition.
TFS & Cheers

Hello Sir,
WOW! Green on green!. And you have captured it while it is having its fill.Is it happily munching away a leaf from your hibiscus? Very good POV showing off the details of the grass hopper. TFS,

Dear Ram,

I like the colour very much. Sharpness is right where it belongs. Very usefull note, so I can learn more. Small photographers note: If you picture this animal from the side, I think we can even see it eating. There's a hole in the leaf! Beautifull job, compliments Arjuna.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-05-09 8:33]

Hi Ram.
Beautiful close-up.I like your used very interesting upper point of view.Well indicant splendid decoration his body.Amazing colors and very good details.Well done.TFS.
Best greetings Milos.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-09 11:22]

Hi Ram,

The textures in this shot are wonderful! The details on the grasshopper are amazing - I have never seen one like this. Marvelous colors - I love all the shades of green.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-09 12:04]

Hi Ram

Another jewel-like shot - really vibrant colours, excellent focus and good composition.


Hello Ram,
A different point of view, an interesting one!
One have to admire the fine patters on the insect's back, details captured with great sharpness...
Well composed image with strong vivid colours, and it seems like the little bugger alrady has eaten a big hole!
Pablo -

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2007-05-09 12:19]

Hi Ram,
is a rhapsody on green your photo! Excellent details.
TFS, Dan

Dear Ram Thakur,

The clors are very nice.

Murali Santhanam

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-05-09 13:12]

Hello Ram,
Fine dorsal view of a grasshopper nymph: super sharp and set in a pleasing leafy composition. The reflection from the flash is probably a bit too harsh, but this is sometimes the result of sharpening at the pp stage.
Anyway, it is a fine post.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Hi Ram, as usual for you, splendid macro with wonderful details, great sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-09 14:31]

Hello Ram, fantastic photo, you managed to capture this grasshopper perfectly. the collors and composition are amazing, great POV and sharpness, wonderful green BG, the detail of the leaf partially eaten is great..well done..

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-09 15:11]

selam ram; excellent close up shot of this gkopper,good details presented ,nice BG and POV well captured with nice colours TFS

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-09 16:11]

Hello Ram,
Great camera work of this fine macro image, it looks like he is eating his landing spot. Great colors and sharp details, thanks for sharing.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-05-09 16:59]

hello Ram
i see well close-up working on this interesting and different grasshopper
i like composition, point of view, colours,
sharpness, details and note
thanks for sharing

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  • Cori Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 18] (78)
  • [2007-05-09 17:18]

Lovely quality feel to this shot.

The greens are really lush, no wonder he's eating so much!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-10 3:04]

Hola Ram,
original pov,
bellos colores y luces,
excelentes detalles...

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1001 W: 4 N: 3276] (14759)
  • [2007-05-10 4:20]

Ram sir, Your work is excellent produced and wonderfully presented. hats off

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-11 13:45]

Hi Ram,
Perfect focus, exposure and details on this grasshopper showing its devastating way of eating!
TFS, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-14 10:47]

Hi Ram.
I think this is brilliant picture, its terrific sharpness and details, amazing bright colours and surprising reproduction of texture. My compliments and best regards. Super.

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