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Larger than Life

By clive burrow
Last one in my series of Grasshopper shots.
This is another one using my extension tube together with my Macro Lens.

This is in fact 2 shots stichted together using photoshop.

Exif info 1/2 second at f19.

One thing I've learnt this week is how shooting against a white background highlights how much dirt etc is on your lens and sensor.

Tags: Pets and captive animals

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timwilson 11 181 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:24AM
Amazing shot!

Is that grasshopper alive or dead??


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clive burrow 12 71 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:27AM

very much alive, My wife wouldn't come into the kitchen where I set up my mini studio until I'd finished shooting and let the grasshopper go outside. Thanks for looking

ian walker 12 716 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:36AM
scary bug!
12 Aug 2005 10:42AM
Amazing detail glad they are not so big in real life. Nice one

RichardB 11 328 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:44AM
Great detail Smile
starstriders 12 1.6k United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:49AM
Beautifully detailed shot of a lovely insect. I've really enjoyed your recent work.

How did you light this?
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
12 Aug 2005 11:14AM
Fantastic, have loved this series. Another cracker, great detail and composition.

starliz 12 1.6k 3 England
12 Aug 2005 11:23AM
this is just amazing quality work,superb shot.
Gary_Williams 12 38 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:26AM
Good shot, fantastic detail.
clive burrow 12 71 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:43AM
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look and comment, it's much appreciated.

Lauren, it was lit from one side by natural daylight and also by a speedlite hand held off the camera.

vparmar 11 7 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:48AM
lovely shot good detail. well taken
cattyal Plus
11 7.8k 6 England
12 Aug 2005 11:51AM
Great set of shots - a job well done!

daffydill56 12 190 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 11:52AM
Excellent work and detail Clive. Being honest I prefer this to your previous upload. I love the plain white b/g, very effective.

pcjackso Junior Member 11 7
12 Aug 2005 12:09PM
This is an excellent macro shot.
dark_lord Plus
12 1.8k 329 England
12 Aug 2005 1:05PM
This is very good macro work indeed (as are your other grasshopper shots). Just taken a look a your othe uplaods which I've missed.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3528 Canada
12 Aug 2005 1:28PM
Good work.
BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 2:16PM
I love all your grasshopper shots!
AngelaR 11 155 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 2:16PM
Wow - that's some detail!
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 2:23PM
great shot clive
Keelo 13 18 Australia
12 Aug 2005 5:19PM
Beautifully detailed, great shot.
shitzkit 12 147
12 Aug 2005 5:34PM
fantastic shot
clive burrow 12 71 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2005 10:00PM
Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to look and/or comment. It's much appreciated.

Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
13 Aug 2005 2:03AM
Excellent work Clive.....

IanA 13 3.0k 12 England
13 Aug 2005 4:39AM
Nicely done Clive,
Have an RC!

glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
13 Aug 2005 3:59PM
Brilliant detail, well done! Spot on! Click!!!

justin c 12 4.8k 36 England
14 Aug 2005 4:50AM
Very effective.Nice one.
john short 12 25 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2005 1:17PM
excellent series of image

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