This Speckled bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima), was a new species to the nursery in fact we had a second type turn up as well , must have somthing to do with global warming as these I normally associate with the south of England.16mm long not inclueding all those antennae, not the brown area at the knee joint of the front leg thats one of its ears.Hopefully we will see more next year.
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milloup (1829) 2003-12-07 16:06
This is a very nice capture, it looks as if it's stroking its mouth contemplating whether to run or stay ;-) I don't think I've ever seen a photo of one of the crickets with these long antennae and all of the antennae inside the DOF. I have my doubts as to whether it can be done.
allotfy (1525) 2003-12-07 16:56
wonderful and very sharp shot i. like the phosphoric green and the blur background is perfect i. think you shot it in the lunch time :)
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2003-12-07 17:51
The green is so beautiful, and the cricket is so sharp. I like the texture of the log beneath it. The scratching of the nose gives it personality. I envy your talent.
emax (919) 2003-12-07 18:59
Beautiful insect and beautiful pic Rob. The green colour of insect its amazing. Its face its so real and similar to a bigger animals. Perfect shot.
apivaz (1902) 2003-12-07 19:44
Excelente macro .....
cool_s15 (4050) 2003-12-07 20:45
Superb shot!! Sharp details with nice DOF.
Did you ask her a permission before you capture this shot :D (Look at her eye)
carper (96) 2003-12-08 3:22
This is lovely robert,
I like the shot. Good dof and he was just looking for this shot. Good work
Rockyboy (20598) 2003-12-08 13:11
Wonderful macro shot! I like his white eyes and the his green colour. The green blur backgroud is also beautiful. Well done!
Eagle78 (1925) 2004-01-16 14:16
Wow! Amazing capture! The greens are really wonderful and the guys look is very inquisitive :))) Great composition and DOF, giving total atention to the insect! Well, i´m saying anything new to you, an insect expert :))) Keep these wonderful macros coming Robert!
ianmcall (1213) 2004-03-13 21:02
Terrific. When I saw the thumb I wondered why you didn't crop the top half, then I saw those great antennae! The colours on this creature are really lovely. Well done.