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I was doing a bun (Bunbeam), a one handed macro! Smile
I wanted the sunlight and the blue sky as a background and he wasn't being very co-operative, everytime he saw the camera he'd slowly creep to the other side of the leaf - so it just had to be a finger (not the most natural of perches I know). This is a male, Speckled Bush Cricket. I've not seen many bugs lately so this was pounced upon with relish.

Camera:Canon S3
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Cricket
Username:KarenFB KarenFB
Uploaded:14 Aug 2007 - 2:52 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Cricket, Insect, Male, Speckled bush cricket, Wildlife / nature
Votes:65

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Tom_H
Tom_H  948 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 2:56 PM

LOL - I thought it was one of Bun's too!

Super detail, great work - and a steady hand!

Last Modified By Dave at 14 Aug 2007 - 2:57 PM

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 2:57 PM

This is a cracking shot. I am envious. Extremely well done!

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
14 Aug 2007 - 3:02 PM

Yip thats where you would normally find a greenie .Well done
Mike

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stevebidmead
14 Aug 2007 - 3:07 PM

Wonderful capture.
Steve

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
14 Aug 2007 - 3:10 PM

LOL, what a great composition.
Superb detail, a wonderful capture.
Annette

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caotiquemind
14 Aug 2007 - 3:11 PM

Wow! Fantastic shot, great details and colour Smile

Noe

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sparklep
sparklep  7146 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 3:13 PM

Lovely nails. Really fantastic photo. So clear and colour is perfect.

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 3:15 PM

Super detail! Love the composition.
C

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discreetphoton Site Moderator 93452 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 3:16 PM


Quote: I've not seen many bugs lately so this was pounced upon with relish.

Poor woman. Don't they feed you in Devon? Wink

Well done. It's not easy to keep the focus right like this.

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
14 Aug 2007 - 3:19 PM

Yes it must be a Devonian thing this one handed macro and a superb job you've made of it too.
Freda

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 3:22 PM

Fooled me Karren so the thumb nail LoL and though must be Bun, great take stunning detail

Brian..........................

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imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 3:27 PM

well captured
ian

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newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 - 3:29 PM

stunning detail karen great shot.
ian.

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clur
clur  7 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 - 3:49 PM

Stunning close up shot Karen.
claire

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cats_123 e2 Member 104015 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 4:03 PM

excellent work
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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 4:24 PM

Nice exposure.
At least they don't sting, lol.
Brian

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Maiwand
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14 Aug 2007 - 4:55 PM

Superb macro. Very fine shot.
Ron

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Panicat_thedisco

brilliant macro.
gorgeous colours.
paige

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Kool_Kat
Kool_Kat e2 Member 8141 forum postsKool_Kat vcard United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 - 5:05 PM

wonderful BUN type shot
Kath

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bunbeam
bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 - 5:05 PM

brilliant, well caught and held... love the sky background and the close up details
bunSmile

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 6:04 PM

What an amazing Cricket and detailed shot.
10 out of 10 for fingernail maintainance.
Keith.

p.s. bet we all thought it was a BUN.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
14 Aug 2007 - 6:09 PM

Super macro shot....

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JohnDyer
JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 6:23 PM

wow stunning detail
John

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canonmaid
canonmaid  7 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 - 6:31 PM

Now this is the type of cricket i could watch all day!! Superb! not much else i can say.

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DiegoDesigns
14 Aug 2007 - 7:26 PM

An amazing shot and well deserved of an RC, bit of a sore subject after yesterday's result though...

Dave

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 7:33 PM

Excellent close-up. That's a very steady hand you have there.

Alan

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africa
africa  7 England
14 Aug 2007 - 7:53 PM

Excellent shot i think you have put your finger on it
terry

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DolphinLady
14 Aug 2007 - 8:12 PM

What a handsome, well groomed little critta he is.....Lovely nail as wellSmile
HilarySmile

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Birdyian  7
14 Aug 2007 - 8:40 PM

A cracker of a shot - wonderful detail

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madusa1
madusa1  7
14 Aug 2007 - 8:54 PM

Wow just brilliant. Good work.
Madusa1.

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2007 - 8:56 PM

Wow! Thanks everyone!

Quote: Poor woman. Don't they feed you in Devon?

I only eat multi legged things if they've come from the sea!
I must admit I do like to have nice nails - perhaps thats why my garden is like it is!!

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Hop-A-Long
14 Aug 2007 - 9:28 PM

By Jimny thats a cracker.
Andy

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MandsH  7 England
14 Aug 2007 - 11:20 PM

Macro is excellent, such great detail
mandy

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15 Aug 2007 - 12:03 AM

Outstanding detail, a wonderful capture.

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2007 - 12:05 AM

Absolutely superb. PAul

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stevophoto
15 Aug 2007 - 4:22 AM

Excellent macro Karen. Stunning details and beautiful colors.
Click!!!
Steve

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bdettmer
bdettmer  7 United States
15 Aug 2007 - 5:52 AM

Great BG and detail!
Bernie

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2007 - 7:06 AM

Thanks everyone!

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
16 Aug 2007 - 3:56 AM

Nice one Karen....thought you'd picked your nose at first...eeeeewwwww! lol
Just kidding
great macro
Glen

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84271 forum postsKarenFB vcard England163 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2007 - 7:04 AM

Thanks a lot Glen, (yeuk!) Smile

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angelamary
16 Aug 2007 - 11:40 AM

Good shot... but caught with relish? A new bait or flavouring? Smile Lovely details.

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tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2007 - 7:30 PM

Cracking shot of a well manicured fingernail Smile

The Cricket ain't bad either

Adrian

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2007 - 7:58 PM

What an amazing capture. Must have taken a lot of patience Karen. Congratulations, John.

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17 Aug 2007 - 7:03 AM

Thank you Angela, Adrian and John! Smile

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chodge987
chodge987  7 Scotland
17 Aug 2007 - 10:19 PM

Amazingly close. Superb! Thank you for your title recommendation.. maybe you could have titled this one... Look! A fingertip, Cricket included! Smile

Chris

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18 Aug 2007 - 6:53 AM

LOL! Thanks Chris! Smile

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SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2007 - 1:57 PM

wow - how brave !!
I like this cos, it shows a sense of scale and you have done so well with "one hand" so to speak against that rich blue sky. A cracker

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spanner99  7
19 Aug 2007 - 4:37 PM

wow!!! this pic is awesome!!!

I love it

steph
xx

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mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2007 - 6:53 PM

Handheld?...bloomin marvelous, such pin-sharp clarity

Mike

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KarenFB
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19 Aug 2007 - 6:55 PM

Thank you!

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2007 - 9:54 PM

Wonderful shot, Karen, a great idea, excellent detail and composition too.
Thankyou for welcoming me back, it is very much appreciated.

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Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2007 - 1:38 AM

Wow,the detail you have here,from his black spots to your finger prints,and the colour,,,,jealous,,,,

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KarenFB
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28 Aug 2007 - 7:09 AM

Thank you! Smile

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roverfoxy9  10278 forum posts Spain
29 Aug 2007 - 3:29 PM

I love this - the finger and sky make it complete. Perfectly framed too. One of the best nature photos Ive seen.

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29 Aug 2007 - 3:36 PM

Thank you Andy! Smile

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29 Aug 2007 - 5:30 PM

Amazing detail! You must have very steady hands!

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bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2007 - 6:40 PM

Superb composition, colour and detail - you must be very proud of this one, Karen

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29 Aug 2007 - 7:38 PM

Thank you everyone!
Jane: The S3 has an Image Stabiliser (spelling?) which really helps!
Linda: It has surprised me, just how well this one was received.

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3 Sep 2007 - 7:46 PM

Utterly superb.

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brq
brq  3 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 - 11:53 PM

WOW!!! Pin sharp and well composed. Love it!

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