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Green Hopper
Green Hopper
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Challenge: A Bug's Life: Insects, Bugs, Beetle II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Halifax, NS
Date: Jul 11, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2011

Since I don't have a macro lens or even a reverse ring I was hoping to find a big enough bug to get some detail with my 50mm prime. When I saw this grasshopper in my yard I shot a few frames as fast as I could before it hopped away. Thankfully one was in focus.

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Statistics
Place: 102 out of 197
Avg (all users): 5.6271
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6190
Avg (non-participants): 5.6344
Views since voting: 333
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 177
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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07/20/2011 07:25:51 PM
Most people gave this a six. I would have too... I'd have appreciated a closer crop... and some noise reduction.
Good focus!
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07/20/2011 12:20:18 PM
Thanks for the comments. There was a brown grass hopper that I took a few pictures of but it wasn't as big as this one and didn't come out as sharp.
07/20/2011 08:21:27 AM
With the grasshopper and the leaves the same color, a tighter crop would help this. I also think a shallow DOF, to isolate the grasshopper, would help.
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07/20/2011 08:11:22 AM
i think the lack of contrast between the grasshopper and leaf may have hurt your score, it's almost like he's camouflaged in there. great detail though, it was a 7 from me
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