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Thread: Brown Grasshopper caught in the act

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    Default Brown Grasshopper caught in the act

    This image is from the nearby grassland. Wanted to test 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. Rented the lens for a day and ventured out.

    After spending some time out there, I found this little fellow engaged.

    Big crop here to avoid out of focus grass blade.

    Abhishek, would need your help for the ID.

    Please critique !

    Location: Pune
    Canon 7D. 100mm f/2.8 L macro
    Manual Exposure
    Auto Focus
    Manual metering
    Shutter Speed 1/125
    Aperture 9.0
    ISO 500
    Focal Length 100mm
    Cropped by 47%
    Handheld

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    Atul
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    Here is another image. I went closer. This is cropped by 17%.
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    The details are nice. The first image looks better as the out of focus grass blade is not present. But I think the details are better in the second one. Wish the grass blade was not present. Thanks for sharing.
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    Mrudul Godbole

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    Nice find. Sharp enough, and f9 has helped. Not sure of the ID beyond what you have already mentioned. This is a nymph (juvenile), as you can see the wings have not developed and are still little buds.
    You seem to be catching a lot of creatures in the Act.
    Please post the images in separate threads with their EXIFs for better critiquing.

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    Thanks Mrudul and Abhishek.

    Yeah Abhishek, I got one more grass hopper doing the same thing at a different location. Will post that soon. One of the reasons why I posted this on the same thread was that I wanted a comparative perspective. Also the viewers would get to see both the shots under one thread. Agree with you about posting separate threads with their EXIFs for better critiquing.

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    We don't often see these small creatures releasing excreta from their bodies. So I am sure both the images will be of interest from a natural history point of view. The length of the excreta with respect to the body length seems to be longer. However, I have no idea about this macro world. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

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