Cricket

By KarenFB
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.

Tags: Cricket Male Insect Close-up and macro Speckled bush cricket Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Tom_H 11 48 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 2:56PM
LOL - I thought it was one of Bun's too!

Super detail, great work - and a steady hand!

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fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
14 Aug 2007 2:57PM
This is a cracking shot. I am envious. Extremely well done!

Albert
Mikelane 8 1 Wales
14 Aug 2007 3:02PM
Yip thats where you would normally find a greenie .Well done
Mike
Wonderful capture.
Steve
14 Aug 2007 3:10PM
LOL, what a great composition.
Superb detail, a wonderful capture.
Annette
14 Aug 2007 3:11PM
Wow! Fantastic shot, great details and colour Smile

Noe
sparklep 9 146 1
14 Aug 2007 3:13PM
Lovely nails. Really fantastic photo. So clear and colour is perfect.
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 3:15PM
Super detail! Love the composition.
C
discreetphoton 11 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 3:16PM

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.
piccy 9 8 Wales
14 Aug 2007 3:19PM
Yes it must be a Devonian thing this one handed macro and a superb job you've made of it too.
Freda
Briwooly 10 452 5 England
14 Aug 2007 3:22PM
Fooled me Karren so the thumb nail LoL and though must be Bun, great take stunning detail

Brian..........................
imander 8 388 7 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 3:27PM
well captured
ian
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 3:29PM
stunning detail karen great shot.
ian.
clur 8 12 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 3:49PM
Stunning close up shot Karen.
claire
cats_123 Plus
12 4.4k 25 Northern Ireland
14 Aug 2007 4:03PM
excellent work
jeff
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
14 Aug 2007 4:24PM
Nice exposure.
At least they don't sting, lol.
Brian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
14 Aug 2007 4:55PM
Superb macro. Very fine shot.
Ron
14 Aug 2007 4:56PM
brilliant macro.
gorgeous colours.
paige
Kool_Kat 10 166 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 5:05PM
wonderful BUN type shot
Kath
bunbeam 10 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 5:05PM
brilliant, well caught and held... love the sky background and the close up details
bunSmile
ringyneck 9 310 18 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 6:04PM
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.
janty66 8 3 England
14 Aug 2007 6:09PM
Super macro shot....
JohnDyer 9 67 2 England
14 Aug 2007 6:23PM
wow stunning detail
John
canonmaid 8 4 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 6:31PM
Now this is the type of cricket i could watch all day!! Superb! not much else i can say.
DiegoDesigns 10 117 6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2007 7:26PM
An amazing shot and well deserved of an RC, bit of a sore subject after yesterday's result though...

Dave
Wooly 10 112 4 England
14 Aug 2007 7:33PM
Excellent close-up. That's a very steady hand you have there.

Alan
africa 8 England
14 Aug 2007 7:53PM
Excellent shot i think you have put your finger on it
terry
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
14 Aug 2007 8:12PM
What a handsome, well groomed little critta he is.....Lovely nail as wellSmile
HilarySmile
14 Aug 2007 8:40PM
A cracker of a shot - wonderful detail

Birdyian
14 Aug 2007 8:54PM
Wow just brilliant. Good work.
Madusa1.
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
14 Aug 2007 8:56PM
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!!
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
14 Aug 2007 9:28PM
By Jimny thats a cracker.
Andy
MandsH 9 England
14 Aug 2007 11:20PM
Macro is excellent, such great detail
mandy
User_Removed 11 386 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2007 12:03AM
Outstanding detail, a wonderful capture.
paulcr 11 1.5k 9 Ireland
15 Aug 2007 12:05AM
Absolutely superb. PAul
15 Aug 2007 4:22AM
Excellent macro Karen. Stunning details and beautiful colors.
Click!!!
Steve
bdettmer 8 1 United States
15 Aug 2007 5:52AM
Great BG and detail!
Bernie
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
15 Aug 2007 7:06AM
Thanks everyone!
GlenD 9 United States
16 Aug 2007 3:56AM
Nice one Karen....thought you'd picked your nose at first...eeeeewwwww! lol
Just kidding
great macro
Glen
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
16 Aug 2007 7:04AM
Thanks a lot Glen, (yeuk!) Smile
angelamary 10 6 England
16 Aug 2007 11:40AM
Good shot... but caught with relish? A new bait or flavouring? Smile Lovely details.
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2007 7:30PM
Cracking shot of a well manicured fingernail Smile

The Cricket ain't bad either

Adrian
bayleaf 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2007 7:58PM
What an amazing capture. Must have taken a lot of patience Karen. Congratulations, John.
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
17 Aug 2007 7:03AM
Thank you Angela, Adrian and John! Smile
chodge987 9 20 Scotland
17 Aug 2007 10:19PM
Amazingly close. Superb! Thank you for your title recommendation.. maybe you could have titled this one... Look! A fingertip, Cricket included! Smile

Chris
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
18 Aug 2007 6:53AM
LOL! Thanks Chris! Smile
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
19 Aug 2007 1:57PM
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
19 Aug 2007 4:37PM
wow!!! this pic is awesome!!!

I love it

steph
xx
19 Aug 2007 6:53PM
Handheld?...bloomin marvelous, such pin-sharp clarity

Mike
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
19 Aug 2007 6:55PM
Thank you!
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1785 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2007 9:54PM
Wonderful shot, Karen, a great idea, excellent detail and composition too.
Thankyou for welcoming me back, it is very much appreciated.
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
28 Aug 2007 1:38AM
Wow,the detail you have here,from his black spots to your finger prints,and the colour,,,,jealous,,,,
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
28 Aug 2007 7:09AM
Thank you! Smile
roverfoxy9 11 278 Spain
29 Aug 2007 3:29PM
I love this - the finger and sky make it complete. Perfectly framed too. One of the best nature photos Ive seen.
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
29 Aug 2007 3:36PM
Thank you Andy! Smile
User_Removed 8 736 4
29 Aug 2007 5:30PM
Amazing detail! You must have very steady hands!
bzbee Plus
11 102 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2007 6:40PM
Superb composition, colour and detail - you must be very proud of this one, Karen
KarenFB Plus
9 4.6k 167 England
29 Aug 2007 7:38PM
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.
3 Sep 2007 7:46PM
Utterly superb.
brq 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2011 11:53PM
WOW!!! Pin sharp and well composed. Love it!

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