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Summer Lubber
Summer Lubber
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Location: Micco, FL
Aperture: F/8
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2006

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
(Romalea microptera)

Large (4"), docile grasshopper. Posed on yellow posterboard.

Crop
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Curves
Gaussian Blur background
Clone out background spot & sensor smudge

Didn't intend to enter this in a challenge, so a version of this has been in my portfolio for a while. My apologies to those who object to this lack of anonymity. However, it's one of my favorite photos of a favorite subject.

Statistics
Place: 53 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.6407
Avg (commenters): 8.0333
Avg (participants): 6.6100
Avg (non-participants): 6.7821
Views since voting: 2210
Views during voting: 620
Votes: 437
Comments: 40
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/04/2007 01:19:38 AM
I think this one is just plain awesome, fantastic job :)

-dave
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09/23/2006 10:14:12 PM
As good as it gets in capturing these lovely creatures.
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05/02/2006 12:28:20 PM
Wow, what an excellent photo; so crisp, so perfect, and he's still! lol Great job.
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03/15/2006 11:41:31 AM
4"!!! That's not a grasshopper! Holy cow you got big bugs down there!

I actually lived in St. Pete for a while as a kid (6th grade) and remember monster cockroaches - never ran into a four inch grasshopper while I was there though!

BTW, stroke of genius to put that guy on a yellow posterboard - love that
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02/24/2006 01:16:53 PM
Excellent, excellent macro!
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02/01/2006 12:26:50 AM
Well done Roxanne!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:30:37 PM
Great capture, love the colors and composition.
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01/30/2006 04:01:54 PM
Very very nice.....has great 'wow' effect. 9.
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01/30/2006 07:26:59 AM
Wow, superb! Tremendous clarity and colour.
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01/29/2006 10:19:03 PM
Excellent phot. Wonderful use of color.
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01/28/2006 12:18:45 PM
great detail and DOF.
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01/26/2006 11:17:21 PM
Some great macro competition in the challnege. I like the lighting and background here. Nice job.
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01/26/2006 07:51:15 AM
Good clear sharp macro here..... Love the colors and patterns, of this little creature.
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01/24/2006 12:58:35 PM
So glad you entered this shot! This is absolutely beautiful! Perfect focus, excellent composition, stunning detail! The colors are gorgeous! I hope this does well, it deserves it! Very...no, strike that...extremely well done! Fantastic photo! A perfect 10 from me!

I keep coming back to this shot and every time I am just amazed. This is just such a beautiful photograph!
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01/24/2006 09:04:08 AM
Like the shaded background effect and the crisp focus.
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01/21/2006 05:05:00 PM
great macro, love the DOF
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01/21/2006 02:06:04 AM
This is what macro is all about. Quite simply superb.
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01/21/2006 02:03:29 AM
Good lighting and angle. Good depth of field..
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01/20/2006 10:47:22 PM
great macro especially WRT to DOF focus on entire insect ... excellect!!!
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01/20/2006 01:59:13 PM
Amazing detail. 10
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01/20/2006 10:44:14 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/20/2006 09:36:37 AM
excellent in all ways.
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01/20/2006 06:01:48 AM
awesome.. 8
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01/19/2006 09:17:59 PM
Wow, great shot, great colour, love it. 10
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01/19/2006 10:21:34 AM
Great macro. Vivid colors. 9
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01/19/2006 09:30:19 AM
crisp focus...average subject....5
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01/19/2006 02:39:27 AM
Wow! Never saw one with these colors. Fabulous.
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01/18/2006 05:06:15 PM
Excellent! The detail is outstanding. I'm not a bug macro person, but this is so well done. 9
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01/18/2006 02:02:27 PM
Very neat photograph. Very good composition and detail. Well done!
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01/18/2006 03:07:35 AM
wow - in your face bug macro! Lovely colors - the bug and the background. Nice sharp details.
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01/17/2006 06:25:14 PM
cute title :) the focus and detail here is wonderful.
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01/17/2006 11:00:56 AM
Wow! Gorgeous color detail composition contrast! Good job!
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01/17/2006 03:30:38 AM
Wow what a groovy insect
Are those colours for real?
A wonderful detailed image
Great I hope it does well for you
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01/17/2006 12:07:42 AM
wow, great shot and backgroung. very clear and composed great
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01/16/2006 07:05:30 PM
Amazing capture! Love the golden tones - and the clarity is uncanny. Great job.
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01/16/2006 05:18:00 PM
Amazing work, the clarity is amazing. I really like the simple yellow background.
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01/16/2006 11:18:24 AM
Nice macro and lighting.
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01/16/2006 11:11:05 AM
Great macro, lots of detail which is nice and sharp! Not the most adventurous of shots, but technically well done at least. The yellow backdrop instead of the usual white is a good choice :)
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01/16/2006 02:30:13 AM
Just Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10
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01/16/2006 02:22:59 AM
great komposition
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