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The Study of The Grasshopper
The Study of The Grasshopper
Lydia


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Challenge: Triptych III (Basic Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 14, 2009
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2009

Yeah... I think folks will know this is mine. *sigh*

I hope they don't vote me down because of it.

He's just so adorable, I couldn't resist shooting him for the triptych.

[Oct. 21st, 2009 08:44:08 AM]

No cold or other measures were done to make this fellow hold still.

So, he didn't. *sigh* He was a quick one... but I was quicker. LOL!

I don't have Topaz... it's Lucis Arts... and really not much of that.

Post challenge: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Melethia, how do I get them to hold still? I don't. He moved around so much... it's a patience thing, I guess.
With toads/frogs, I don't mind picking them up and putting them back where I want them to be. But, this guy has spikey things that grab hold. I did NOT like that feeling on my hand at all. He hops really well. *sigh* I had him in my light tent, so he wouldn't escape into my bedroom. So, I just sort of scooted him over. Quickly. Before he had a chance to touch me again. :)


Statistics
Place: 6 out of 149
Avg (all users): 6.8203
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.9865
Avg (non-participants): 6.7527
Views since voting: 2593
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 256
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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11/06/2009 05:12:32 PM
Ean and I were going thru these photos yesterday and we got to this one and he said "cooool!" He laughed at the grasshopper butt (typical boy!). Great clarity and lighting. Congrats on 6th place!
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10/28/2009 06:03:19 PM
just brilliant .. love the way you've got him on the white background so he stands out and there arent any other distractions .. he's a very handsome chap and you've combined the images perfectly to show it .. !! .. congrats on your 6th place ..
insects rule .. !!!!!..:)
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10/28/2009 12:20:27 PM
So how DO you get these guys to pose so well? Textbook. Seriously, these belong in a textbook on insects. But they're really way cuter than most textbook photos.
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10/28/2009 07:37:05 AM
I didn't realize I was looking at his a$$... Lucky I read the comments... ;-)) GREAT work, Lydia. Focus and clarity first class ((Hugs)).
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10/28/2009 06:42:03 AM
Love it. Great work!
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10/28/2009 05:51:26 AM
an excellent set - technicals are outstanding and that is one handsome friend you have there
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10/28/2009 04:33:25 AM
my second highest rated image, expected to see this on the front page. nevertheless, congrats on your top 10 finish!
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10/28/2009 02:21:47 AM
9 from me and I didn't know it was yours - super well done! Congrats on top ten.
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10/28/2009 12:46:30 AM
Yup knew it was yours Lydia, Nope did not vote you down. SUPER SHOTS making a superb set.
Congrats!!
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10/28/2009 12:37:55 AM
Congrats Lydia! Just missed the HM, but, hey, you are a star instead!

Someday, maybe for Best of 2009 I want to see a group portrait. All of your little critter buddies!

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10/28/2009 12:31:23 AM
Don't know if we needed to see the rear end of a grasshopper LOL
Congrats on 6th.
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10/28/2009 12:23:21 AM
Congrats, I knew this was yours, the grasshopper is getting quite famous :)
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10/28/2009 12:02:41 AM
congrats!! he's wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/27/2009 09:25:11 AM
I always wondered what the arse of a grasshopper looked like. Thanks. ;)
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10/26/2009 04:55:53 PM
Very interesting processing and colors.
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10/25/2009 07:08:15 PM
Almost worthy of a science textbook. Great textures.
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10/25/2009 08:32:55 AM
Amazing macro. The detail is stunning. I also love the three positions of the grasshopper. Wonderful. In my top 5 for the challenge. 9.
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10/24/2009 03:29:55 AM
Very nice - and a better DOF than I would've expected on such a long creature. Was it a case of "in the freezer" with your model? :-)
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10/23/2009 08:43:04 PM
fantastic macro!
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10/23/2009 06:25:40 PM
Nice idea for the challenge, even though we are being mooned. :)
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10/23/2009 02:41:33 PM
Very cool processing. One of my top three picks.
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10/23/2009 01:03:31 PM
The detail on the grasshopper is great!
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10/23/2009 12:26:29 PM
Wow - very nice! Great focus and intersting - my first 10 of the challenge!
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10/22/2009 01:43:52 PM
well composed triptych and great detail in the hopper (note to self: buy Topaz soon). color seems a bit unnatural
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10/22/2009 10:46:48 AM
Three views of the grass-hopper is cool. I love the lighting and details in all the three shots.
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10/22/2009 09:34:58 AM
I love this. Beautiful specimen :)
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10/21/2009 10:41:30 PM
Nice, crisp, clear pictures, with highlights but no blow out hot spots.
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10/21/2009 07:27:05 PM
The background should have been blue, because I suspect he was cold to be sitting like this for you to take these pictures. Just an excellent entry, great color, focus and tone. This would normally do incredibly well, but this is a tough group of entries.
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10/21/2009 05:52:29 PM
My pick for the blue! 10
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10/21/2009 12:15:47 PM
Was he frozen? :) Very very well photographed with great sat, frame balance and focus.
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10/21/2009 11:38:03 AM
Wonderful macro. The grasshopper looks so cooperative. Excellent details 8
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10/21/2009 01:47:38 AM
great captures... this seems very appropriate for an identification manual.
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10/21/2009 12:08:15 AM
Hi Lydia! I can always tell which one is yours. Almost all of your shots have the same quality to them. So what happened here? Did the toads escape? lol
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