Anyone for cricket


Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 16:21
Taken in my garden a couple of days ago. The critter was welcome to stay 'til I discovered it was munching on the leaves of my orange tree. I should have guessed really, that's where it was when I took this.

I can't find this one in my Boy's Bumber Book of Bugs, so if you know, do tell. The apparant yellow streak down it's back is actually late afternoon sun.




K20D(#2), SMCP DF-A 100mm Macro, AF540FGZ (AF160FC is deceased) with Sto-Fen omnibounce (handheld off-camera + wireless P-TTL) 1/80th / f13 / ISO100.

Processed in Lightroom 3.2, cropped, small amount of sharpening, with extra sharpening using the adjustment brush of the eye.


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Last Edited by Mannesty on 31/08/2010 - 16:25

davex

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 16:25
Very little to criticise Peter, fantastic shot, my 1 suggestion would be to get rid of the leaf in the upper left border.

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Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 16:35
Thanks Davex. I have totally missed that. I was concentrating on getting the bug right and hadn't considered the whole picture.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 16:59
Version 2 includes Davex's suggestion. I've also used the 'Sharpen for glossy paper' option when exporting from Lightroom. I've darkened it a tad too.

I think it looks too sharp and unnatural. What do you think?



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Phineas

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 17:20
I do like the second version...getting rid of the leaf definitely improves the picture...
I don't think it is too sharp...I like how you almost got a 3D-effect...at least in my opinion...

Mike-P

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 17:39
Second crop but first processing.

Very nice
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snappychappy

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 18:59
Awesome image.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 19:10
Excellent detail. The sliver of leaf in No.1 didn't worry me, its all part of the environment and I didn't think it intruded much. Like Mike-P I prefer the processing in No. 1, the modified version seems a tad overdone.
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bforbes

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:03
Can I agree with all of the above. Just one point, looking around the internet, the pattern in the eye might suggest a locust rather than a cricket, but I'm no entomologist.
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davem

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:12
I think that you paid it to stay still

Excellent shot by the way.
Dave

Gwyn

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:18
Excellent shot!

He looks very smug. Too full of orange leaves to jump away methinks.

Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:27
bforbes wrote:
Can I agree with all of the above. Just one point, looking around the internet, the pattern in the eye might suggest a locust rather than a cricket, but I'm no entomologist.

It's certainly not a locust but my general (cricket) ID might also be inaccurate. The eye is actually very similar to that of an Egyptian Grasshopper, which we get lots of here and they are commonly misidentified as locusts, though the body colouring and wing shape is wrong.
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bforbes

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:30
I stand corrected.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 20:49
bforbes wrote:
I stand corrected.

Don't feel bad about it Barrie, I get loads of things wrong (according to my wife anyway).
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 31/08/2010 - 20:49

Gwyn

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 21:02
Whatever it is there is one which looks like it here.
She assumes it is a juvenile migratory locust.
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