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Mr. Hopper
Mr. Hopper
Tej


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Punjab, India
Date: Jun 16, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

Again taken as my hometown where I was at vacation till today. Just a grasshopper on purple leaved plant (dont know what it is called). I had few 'better' ones of Mr.Hopper, but this one has prominent bokeh.

Simple postprocessing in Picasa -

Cropped
Auto color and levels
Sharpening
NeatImage

Thats it!

---Post challenge comments -

Answering the questions which I got in comments -
1. I did not changed the hues. I did changed light temprature to little colder though.
2. No. I did not painted the guy :) I still find bugs creepy.
3. I'm not too sure of radiation levels at my hometown, but I'm sure 99% of the population does not know what nuclear/radiation means :)
4. The plant is "naturally" purple :)

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.4038
Avg (commenters): 7.7667
Avg (participants): 6.3359
Avg (non-participants): 6.4729
Views since voting: 1207
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 260
Comments: 36
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/29/2006 12:06:22 AM
What a wonderful find I have never seen one like this
Great image well done
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06/28/2006 09:34:51 PM
wow! what a cool looking grasshopper. What a treat it must be to find one like that.
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06/28/2006 06:57:05 PM
I gave this a 9 - I LOVE this guy - marvelous find! I think the bokeh worked just fine for the shot, too. Truly a very fascinating bug!
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06/28/2006 02:30:53 AM
Great shot. Love the detail and colours in the bug. You were up against some good competition but I thought you shoud have ended up a bit higher than you were.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 10:24:02 PM
Beautiful pic, it caught my eye right from the start. One of my tops, great color, dof, bokeh and composition.
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06/27/2006 07:32:08 PM
serious guy....
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06/27/2006 12:02:31 PM
The bokeh is nice. I just dont know if you should have converted the colors to this level. I think keeping natural would have made this look just awesome.
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06/26/2006 01:58:17 AM
Awesome capture. Has to be the strangest 'hopper' I've ever seen. This should do VERY well... crisp shot, nice detail, good bokeh. :O)
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06/25/2006 08:01:33 AM
You've found an interesting subject but it's too busy overall. A shallower DoF to distance the subject and cause more of a blur in the bokeh may work better.
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06/24/2006 05:23:59 PM
Wow...are those the real colors of that bug? It looks like a critter out of a Pixar animation? Cool!!
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06/24/2006 04:49:11 PM
Wow! That must have been one patient little fellow to sit still long enough for you to paint all the lines just right ;)
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06/24/2006 03:57:35 PM
what a darling little fellow
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06/24/2006 06:08:19 AM
Wow...check out his colours...good work.
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06/23/2006 05:37:46 PM
Good looking guy. The oof area isn't very well defined and does not add to the picture, in fact it is bit too busy for my liking. Nice composition though. A slightly above average entry.
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06/23/2006 02:11:15 PM
Totally trippin' That's one wild looking grass hopper. Great composition and extreme sharp focus. Great work!
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06/23/2006 12:02:13 PM
Exceptional!!!!Beautiful !!!!Colourful!!!!!!
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06/23/2006 06:56:37 AM
Such a toxic grasshopper
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06/23/2006 03:05:53 AM
Wow, it must have taken you a while to paint this fellow. Amazing colouring.
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06/23/2006 01:03:53 AM
is that IR????
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06/22/2006 02:53:26 PM
Wow - cool colors! Nice bokeh! Should be scoring well! I know I'm rating it high!
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06/22/2006 09:08:30 AM
I already voted, now back for comments. I gave you a 10 on this shot. Lovely colors, crisp detail, excellent subject and bokeh. The expression (if you want to call it that) on his face is priceless.
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06/22/2006 09:07:33 AM
How did you paint the bug?
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06/22/2006 07:23:06 AM
Now this is a cool shot, and great "Bokeh".....
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06/21/2006 10:38:09 PM
It is a Dr. Suess grassamahopper from the town of leafnflopper. Where did you find a purple leaf, and a yellow and blue grasshopper? And have you had that place checked for radiation?
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06/21/2006 07:04:14 PM
Amazing grasshopper! Great image.
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06/21/2006 06:57:34 PM
that is cool, love the colors, composition and the expression on his face, nice shot, 9
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06/21/2006 05:30:43 PM
I've never seen a grasshopper that colour before. The background bokeh seems leasing enough. Focus is very good. I wonder if the hue has been switched? 8.
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06/21/2006 03:55:26 PM
What an expression on his face! I LOVE THIS PIC! Good luck
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06/21/2006 03:54:45 PM
Wow, what a shot! 10!!
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06/21/2006 03:53:00 PM
This DOES look like Hopper! Wow!
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06/21/2006 12:37:06 PM
WOW - Love the hue shift. Very cool! Great POV too.
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06/21/2006 10:59:54 AM
Wow. Is that real? Where did you find this guy?
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06/21/2006 10:29:27 AM
very cool. :-D
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06/21/2006 09:34:44 AM
Wow! That is a seriously dressed up hopper! I really like the bold patternig and color of Mr. Hopper contrasted against the soft purple of the background...very nice.
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06/21/2006 05:53:38 AM
Woah .. that's one colourful hopper!!!
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06/21/2006 01:04:01 AM
I love this... I give you eight zillon points, but only 10 count
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