- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2008-01-10 17:43]
Beautiful hopper in excellent details. Nice contrasting green and white. Superb micro.
Well done Scott!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-01-10 17:47]
Great shot of this grasshopper. At first I thought it was posed on an ear of corn. Wonderful green and the eye is superb. I love the background.
Great shot of this little katydid nymph?
Looks very nice with the green of the insect & BG, that contrasts the yellow & white of the stamen..The stamen also gives good scale, telling the viewer how small it really is..I don't know how many times I did that finger dance myself trying to get the bug in position :)
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-01-10 18:44]
Superb macro image with amazing details and vivid colors the result of your great camera work, thanks Scott.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-01-10 20:37]
WOW Scott, this is good, so nice and sharp and vibrant colours too. Very clear macro - bravo
- jcoowanitwong (13752)
- [2008-01-11 0:04]
Great technique to get this beautiful shot. Perfect sharpness and exposure. Great composition. Also like the color clarity. Very well done.
- red45 (31094)
- [2008-01-11 0:17]
Great macro shot of green insect on big dildo... eeee I mean flower :-) Detailed, sharp, with great diagonal composition and vivid colours. Pity that upper part is cut off...
ps. We [with my wife] have 'Law and Order' marathon this month - one part every night :-) Not as good as NYPD Blue, but I like it. And I like many shots from NYC's streets.
- dalmatinac (238)
- [2008-01-11 3:37]
Hi Scott. A lovely combination of colours, excellent details and use of light and shade.Incredible vibrancy of that green. Regards. Klaudio.
- arfer (0)
- [2008-01-11 4:43]
I think the Anthurium plant makes a pretty interesting shot by itself.
A wonderful macro showing excellent texture and detail.
The colour saturation is well done,the colours are rich.
Nicely composed in the frame with the diagonal flow.
The focus is spot on.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-01-11 9:11]
What an impressive macro and very interesting technique. You managed to get crisp sharp image using so long exposure time. It is great. Flash work and colours are excellent too. May be cropping on the top is strong quite a little bit. Bravo and best wishes.
- hester (11638)
- [2008-01-13 12:22]
This is a lovely clear and bright image. I love the sharpness of the shot and the great POV which has us staring right into his eye. Perfect DOF.
He looks quite sweet cling on there
- peter_stoeckl (11504)
- [2008-01-20 9:22]
very clear, powerfully concentrated presentation of that vividly green little grasshopper climbing up a delightfully detailed Anthurium. Thank you!
With best regards,
- captainsgirl (4088)
- [2008-01-26 16:09]
Excellent Macro shot, love the color and the blended background, great diagonal with the white vegatation this little guy is resting on. TFS
- scharan1 (820)
- [2008-01-28 17:38]
Linda macro Scott, excelentes detalhes e cores maravilhosas.
I don't have the faintest clue concerning the ID, but I think I would go along with Howard's thinking that it probably belongs to the katydid family of mini hoppers. I liked your notes describing how you had to nudge and guide this guy to get it to the right spot for the shot.
The details and colours are excellent and so are the DOF, POF, and OOF BG. The vertical composition is a pleasant and obvious choice to accommodate the extended style of the flower and of course those long antennae of the insect. I just cannot make up my mind though, which do I like most, the Anthurium or the "katydid". Both are just fabulous.
I've taken the liberty to do a quick workshop, basically just to address the slight shadowy area of the insect. All was done using PhotoShop's "Shadow/Highlight" function at the default settings.
Well done with the macro MF and TFS.
- jpdenk (333)
- [2008-03-31 7:17]
Excellent composition, nice and sharp, and the exposure is right on the money, wonderful macro all-around. Nice to see someone else form Illinois here.
- zumoduvas (2535)
- [2008-04-20 15:02]
Excellent image, very good details and colors.
- RII (2862)
- [2008-06-28 11:05]
Critique and comment latter, no time.
- mbasil (3320)
- [2008-09-14 17:25]
Beauty, Scott. See, there ARE interesting things to shoot in the midwest, you just have to look closely. Very closely. As in macro. Nice to see you trying this out. For me this image works very well. Great details and exposure. If I had a nit, it would be that it is a bit tight, though I think we might lose the 'hopper if you got much further out.
- zeca (2887)
- [2008-10-07 21:12]
The details are amazing and the lights are very nice. Very good work!