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Conocephalus
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Green Macro (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3 Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Hawaii
Date: May 25, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2012

I know it's not very creative, but I just could not resist taking a simple photograph of a meadow katydid for this challenge. For this entry I am not overly concern about placement so long as I get rid of that peacock photo currently nesting in my top 5.

For this photograph I went with a wider crop in order to get the insect's entire right antennae within the frame. I also made some slight adjustments to the overall brightness, contrast, and black levels.

Conocephalus is a genus of bush-crickets, also known as coneheads. Although I think this little guy or gal is more specifically called Conocephalus Brevipennis, but as this writing I am not 100% sure on that.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 141
Avg (all users): 7.0576
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 7.0351
Avg (non-participants): 7.0732
Views since voting: 2855
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 139
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/10/2012 12:06:44 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I love this shot.
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06/06/2012 10:24:45 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. The little cricket looks almost sorrowful - he should be happy - you've made him a star! :)
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06/06/2012 11:21:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/06/2012 09:36:10 AM
Congratulations! Great photo indeed!!
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06/06/2012 09:00:23 AM
Congrats on the blue; well deserved.
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06/06/2012 08:42:24 AM
Congrats on the blue a truly wonderful image and the one I picked for top spot.
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06/06/2012 01:32:36 AM
Congratulations on your Blue ! Lovely shot.

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06/06/2012 12:36:23 AM
With guys like these you don't have to be creative -- awesome shot!! Perfect DOF selection! Congrats on the blue. :)
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06/06/2012 12:07:23 AM
Congratulations on a lovely blue! This has real character.
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06/06/2012 12:06:18 AM
CheeHoo!
Congrats on the blue Bryce!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2012 11:07:53 PM
Love the colors, light and depth of field on this, but it's the perspective and expression on this guy's face that reeled me in. 10
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06/05/2012 11:07:07 PM
Gorgeous shot - top 3.
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06/05/2012 10:04:26 PM
There was another photo of one of these little guys. Such cute little bugs with interesting, almost expressive eyes. Very nicely done.
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05/31/2012 01:58:28 PM
nice leading line. like the placement of grasshopper as well. over all well done!! 7
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05/31/2012 12:01:50 PM
Top 5
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05/31/2012 11:46:19 AM
Really great picture, love the composition
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05/30/2012 02:38:57 PM
Great composition
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05/30/2012 10:48:55 AM
ooh! Really, really nice!
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05/30/2012 06:26:00 AM
Very nice, would have loved it closer for a macro but real nice 6
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