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Copyright: Helmut Samerski (spiker26) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 4 N: 49] (290)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-14
Categories: Macro
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikon 105mm Macro
Exposure: f/25.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects of the Word [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-06 15:01
Viewed: 1626
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this green hopper in my garden. He was a ‘must have’ in my macro collection. Initially he was not cooperative posing for me and insisted to jump inside my lens hood while I try to focus on him. Funny that, now you see him, and then you don’t! I called him ‘GeeZess’ as in ‘GeeZess where the hell is he now’?! As you can see, he would focus on the lens, move sideways a few times, just like a real champion long distance jumper when sizing up the jumping distance, and ‘voilà’ (that’s Spanish for “Bob’s your uncle”, which is Australian for ‘before you know it’) he sat inside my lens-hood smack bang on the lens while I looked all over the place for him. He must have loved his mirror image.
But with minimum light, he settled down and after the session I released him into the wild, where he soon became a snack for some other critter-life is a bitch and then you die!
By the way it is hard to focus on his eyes, because they deeper than my DOF even at f:25
Picture is cropped and might have slight contrast adjustment.

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hello Helmut,
Your slimy green friend is pretty amazing! Regarding your comment about him loving his mirror image, I think he was shocked by his googly eyes.
Thanks for sharing,

Amazing Macro!!
Well shot of the grasshopper.


Regards Tracey

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