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There doesn't seem to be much bug/insect life around now, but there are plenty of grasshoppers, so you may be inundated with them this week!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:back to the hoppers!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:6 Oct 2009 - 5:37 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:96
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 5:59 AM

The light and details captured are superb Carol.Great set.
Tom.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 6:13 AM

Amazing set of close-ups Carol. Looks as if he is carved from wood xx

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
6 Oct 2009 - 6:24 AM

Great shots you can see every detail, even every hair on his legs
Mandy

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kishanm14
kishanm14  5 India
6 Oct 2009 - 6:26 AM

Fantastic set Carol.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 6:28 AM

I knew from the thumbnail this had to be one of yours Carol. Brilliant as ever.

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 - 6:36 AM

Stunning set of detailed images, Carol, V3 for me today.
Roy

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 6:39 AM

Super as always - Jude.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
6 Oct 2009 - 7:33 AM

What strange eyes, a super set of images Carol.
Annette

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 7:37 AM

Nice set Carol.. v1 my fav

Jon

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viscostatic
6 Oct 2009 - 7:41 AM

Looking forward to seeing lots more of these Carol. I love those strange looking eyes, and you have got the focus sharp on each one. Excellent!

Phil.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 7:43 AM

Fantastic set, wonderful detail, love his stripey eyes

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 7:56 AM

Wow, wow and wow!!!

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Image123
Image123  5 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 - 8:01 AM

superb close ups

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 8:17 AM

Amazing shots
An award from me to you for not just these three but for all of your inspiring images
Barbs

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gingerdelight

Stunning images - the detail is fantastic, especially in the eyes!
Carol

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GrahamNobles
6 Oct 2009 - 8:35 AM

A very obliging bug!
Graham

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
6 Oct 2009 - 8:37 AM

He looks a chubby little chap, three great shots, lovely detail

Nicky Wink

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 8:50 AM

stunning series carol, excellent light capture and detail.

regards
Yung

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 9:03 AM

Three stunning images with perfect light and so much detail.
Joan.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 9:13 AM

an amazing set

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Douglas_George

Great shots Carol, the eyes look like the sweets we get here humbugs, well done.

Dougie

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
6 Oct 2009 - 9:21 AM

Quite a whopper with amzing eyes. 3 great photos! JNC

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7436 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1025 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 9:23 AM

What a little poser!! V1 is a gem, a real portrait.
Moira

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 9:56 AM

another great set carol fantastic detail.
steve

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 10:02 AM

a cracking macro....he looks very alienish

Adrian

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DaveMead
DaveMead  5 United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 10:17 AM

Amazing details.
Dave

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 10:19 AM

Love them all especially #3

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ChristineL
6 Oct 2009 - 10:35 AM

Three lovely shots Carol, greta detail. I hadn't noticed they had stripey eyes before,
Chris.

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bricurtis
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6 Oct 2009 - 10:49 AM

V2 for me Carol - love the pose.
Brian.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 10:51 AM

Nice captures Carol, especially V1. Looks quite a bruiser to me!
Andrew

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 11:02 AM

The detail in these is formidable, Carol, especially V1, which is oustanding among 3 very fine images!

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jaktis
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6 Oct 2009 - 11:23 AM

Superb crisp details

Peter

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somnathchatterjee

excellent images.

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Growmore
Growmore e2 Member 5Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 12:18 PM

Stunning captures here Carol. Gary

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 1:08 PM

Carol, that is one fat grasshopper! Love his coloring and it goes so well with the twig he is on. Amazing detail, love the bars and glint in the eye, Patti

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 1:24 PM

3 fantastic captures Carol, great detail and comp
Steve

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 1:28 PM

Amazing close-ups, Carol, stunning quality and detail as usual. Excellent.
TrevB Smile

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski e2 Member 665 forum postsJat_Riski vcard United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 - 2:23 PM

Excellent shots.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 3:18 PM

Such stunning close-ups Carol, so well detailed and pin sharp, great work.
Bob

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 3:41 PM

It's humbug from me, too, the eyes look just like sweets. Wow, another amazing image from you, Carol, sorry to have been missing for a while.

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 4:13 PM

UP close and fearsome--- I hope you are looking into publishing these!
JEnnnnnnnnnn

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Dave_Holdham
6 Oct 2009 - 4:22 PM

Superb set of detailed images, v1 for me, like the pose.

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 4:49 PM

Superb macro, he's a fine specimen.

Regards Phil

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 5:00 PM

v3 is my fav.lesley

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 5:05 PM

Feels like a rider .

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fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 5:16 PM

One can one say other than absolutely stunning photography.

Albert

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jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 5:27 PM

V1 has a lot of impact, wonderful.
jon

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casson  8 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 - 6:13 PM

He/she looks so big! lovely shots.
john

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ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 7:26 PM

Hey, bring 'em on, Carol. I can never tire of seeing your insects.

I love how well you've captured the stripey eyes in these!

A Smile

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franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 7:58 PM

3 beauties Carol, lovely detail, colours and presentations.
Fran

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 8:04 PM

A great trio as usual - always there were some excellent work - the award is not just for these pictures but for the continual high standard of work every day

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6 Oct 2009 - 8:29 PM

Fantastic detail carol.
Vanda

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videotec  6 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2009 - 8:40 PM

All super images Carol, Lovely detail and great presentation
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Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 8:53 PM

Some nice detail in these Carol,
Graham.

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jgmford  7 England
6 Oct 2009 - 9:58 PM

Stunning series of detail captures again Carol, great colours, pin sharp detail.
Jeff

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Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Oct 2009 - 11:37 PM

Cracking shots Carol

Stace

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
7 Oct 2009 - 7:42 AM

stunning images carol.ray

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maratsuikka
7 Oct 2009 - 8:42 AM

congrats on awards Carol

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2009 - 9:41 AM

Gold? Honey? Bee wax?
Terrific shots of a beautiful little fella.
Johanna

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2009 - 10:49 AM

Amazing set Carol. great colors and well presented.
Lovely back ground too.
Thushari

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
7 Oct 2009 - 5:22 PM

nice close up set..

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evelen
evelen  9 England
7 Oct 2009 - 6:32 PM

great capture and detail.
eve.

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8 Oct 2009 - 10:06 PM

Fantastic...Bill

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9 Oct 2009 - 3:20 PM

Three brilliant close ups, the detail and clarity is astonishing with the compact camera you use. You'd be hopping mad not to give these images your vote folks!

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foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 7:16 PM

Superb detail in these shots Carol,love them.

Pete.

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