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By Nigeve1
Froghopper on a Bramble Stem taken in quite bright sunlight. Tamron 90mm Macro f2.8 at closest possible focus i.e. 1:1 on Full Frame but this is on 1.5x crop too and I have cropped a little in processing, this little guy is small, perhaps 3mm long. Hand held, difficult to do anything else, difficult location access and they do hop around a lot as the name suggests. Used the sky as a clean background, exposure comp to allow for this.
Interested in any comments on technique.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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23 Aug 2014 11:22PM
What an amazing little beast, Nigel.
This kind of photography is so challenging. And must therefore be very satisfying.

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Nikonuser1 Plus
5 152 16 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2014 11:50PM
A super looking critter Nigel, a great captureSmile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
24 Aug 2014 4:43AM
I never knew beasties like this existed Nigel Smile A super image !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Aug 2014 5:58AM
Very well captured. Carol
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 6:53AM
Technique looks pretty damned good to me Nigel - very effective
24 Aug 2014 8:45AM
You can se where it gets its name from, Nigel!
Excellent macro work.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
24 Aug 2014 9:07AM
A great macro.
This is the one that leaves this white frothy thing on plants,"cuckoo spit" .I don't know that this is the word you use for it as I've translated it from our welsh wordSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 11:11AM
First we learn Nigel's exposure techniques which seem to have worked to perfection,
Then we learn that this fellow is responsible for "cuckoo spit" - something we've all seen since childhood.
Cracking macro Nigel.
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jadus 6 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 11:25AM
Well done, Nigel. In my experience hoppers hop and don't sit still for long enough to have their portrait taken.

24 Aug 2014 1:12PM
If my memory serves, this is the adult version of the spittlebug, responsible for what we know as cuckoo spit, found on numerous plants.

A great image

never seen one be for good close up. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 486 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 8:09PM
Amazing Macro shot Nigel, don't know about you but sometimes i forget just how small some of the macro subjects are that we see on here
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 9:15PM
Its a cracking shot Nigel.
JohnoP 12 2
27 Aug 2014 7:15AM
Fabulous close up work Nigel! Smile John

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