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Hey, people. Glad you liked the ‘ad’ for Silly Sunday Grin

AlexAppleby asked how about one for the girls: I’ll work on one for the coming Sunday Smile Hope it doesn’t disappoint!

In the meantime, here are 4 shots I took yesterday evening (out of a buhjillion – such is my success rate with close-ups sometimes, especially when fiddling around with flash!) of a grasshopper.

V1 is the last shot I took and I think he’d had enough and was trying to get away from me Grin


Andrew

Lens:Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R + 10mm extension tube
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Flash:Fill-in
White Balance:5500K
Title:Flashing a Hopper
Username:ChiliMan ChiliMan
Uploaded:17 Sep 2013 - 5:17 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash, Flash / lighting, Grasshopper, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 5:34 PM

Super set, Andrew, with V.3 being the winner for me, love the composition and the way he is giving you THAT stare Wink Carol

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 5:38 PM

Lol...I bet he wasn't amused by the flashes, Carol Grin

Actually I had a tough time deciding between Vs 2 and 1 for the lead image. I hadn't even considered V3!

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 17 Sep 2013 - 5:38 PM

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 5:57 PM

well do love all equally
each has its own charm...
and what a good model you had
was he rewarded well?

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:00 PM

Excellent images,

Ali

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:02 PM


Quote: Well do love all equally
each has its own charm...
and what a good model you had
was he rewarded well?

Yes. A one-year modelling contract with Googly Eyes Glamour magazine.

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AlexAppleby
17 Sep 2013 - 6:27 PM

Those are all excellent shots - I really like V2, very well done indeed.
Looking forward to Sunday now!!!

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:28 PM

Beautiful work!

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 8johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:32 PM

That's a real cracking set super work great detail and exposure.
Regards John.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
17 Sep 2013 - 6:32 PM

A lovely and well taken set Andrew !!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:34 PM

A top set of macros, I'm rather taken with v2. The details and clarity is exceptional in all, in fact I'd go so far to say as you'd be hopping mad not to give these your vote!Smile I'd be very careful in future Andrew, if you get caught flashing I doubt the police and your neighbours would see the funny side!!!WinkGrinTongue

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:39 PM


Quote: A top set of macros, I'm rather taken with v2. The details and clarity is exceptional in all, in fact I'd go so far to say as you'd be hopping mad not to give these your vote!Smile I'd be very careful in future Andrew, if you get caught flashing I doubt the police and your neighbours would see the funny side!!!WinkGrinTongue

Hey, as long as I get the exposure right, Ed, indecent or otherwise! Grin

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:40 PM

Four excellent images well composed and captured - Elizabeth xx

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:41 PM


Quote: Those are all excellent shots - I really like V2, very well done indeed.
Looking forward to Sunday now!!!

Uh-oh...the pressure's on Grin

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EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 6:48 PM

V2 for me out of a great set.

Ann

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WhiteRose1
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17 Sep 2013 - 6:55 PM

You were flashing the hopper?!! Surprised he hasn't fallen off the twig laughing WinkGrinGrinGrin

v2 my favoured for lead, Andrew.

Dave

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LynneJoyce
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17 Sep 2013 - 7:03 PM

V2 blew me away, an absolute stunner in detail and clarity. It does have a rather startled expression though, probably because you were flashing.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2013 - 7:13 PM

Like V1 Andrew as I can see the whole of him and very beautiful he is but I like all the others too.Smile
Joan.

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Michaela_Solway

I love v2 with the popping eye.. The pof is stunning.. A stunning set Andrew

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SUE118
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17 Sep 2013 - 9:13 PM

Brilliant set Andrew and what a lovely colour he is. Sue Smile

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DolphinLady
17 Sep 2013 - 9:31 PM

Wow...amazing colours & detail to these wonderful captures of the Hopper Andrew.
I like all of them, but slightly favour V2, as he looks as if he's turning to look at you, just to make sure you get his good side.
Hilary....(*_*)xxxx

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17 Sep 2013 - 9:58 PM

The face in V2 is quite extraordinary, makes me wonder how it is seeing us.
Moira

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17 Sep 2013 - 10:10 PM

Great detail and colours in these fine images!!

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SlowSong
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17 Sep 2013 - 10:19 PM

Super sharp set Andrew. All top shots.
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taggart
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17 Sep 2013 - 10:46 PM

Here is a very fine set of grasshopper images-- Brilliant work!

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mikbee
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17 Sep 2013 - 11:34 PM

A fine set of flashing shots Andrew !!
Good close ups.
Mick.

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18 Sep 2013 - 8:32 AM

Wonderful set here Andrew.

Ken

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18 Sep 2013 - 2:54 PM

Good head on shots Andrew, we can almost see what it is thinkingWink

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