OT: Hopper fun!

OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:49 pm

I was out picking what are likely to be the last ( :( ) Thai chiles of the year, and I found this little dude hiding and sleeping on one of the chiles. PLUS, it was cold enough that this little guy wasn't going anywhere fast. It's too bad that I didn't have a chance to set up the tripod 'cause this would have been the perfect opportunity for some focus-stacking fun. At any rate, I hope you enjoy!

Magnification of 1:1 (well, a little more than that because of the small sensor in my camera):

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Magnification of 2-2.25:1 (same disclaimer):

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And here's a crop and zoom of that last one:

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As an aside: See, I would _never_ have believed that I ever needed to look up a grasshopper's nostril. Obviously, I was wrong.
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:53 am

super cool 8) he's cute

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:22 am

Thanks, Amy!
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby amashun » Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:17 pm

Geez, the Hopper needs a shave!

Nice Picture as usual Andy
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:11 am

I know. He's almost worse than me.... :) Thanks, Adrian!
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Kmiec123 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:58 am

Cool shots Andy...here are two of mine of the little hoppers. ;)
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:21 pm

Nice pics Carl ! I don't know how hard a fly would be to find for you guys. But I think a really close up shot of a fly would be super sexy. :D Praying mantis are always outside here these days. They would also be really cool and creepy. And don't forget about snails !!!!!!

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:58 am

Nice photos, Carl! A lot more naturalistic than my "hopper on a chile pepper." :)

And just for you, Amy:

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That guy was on my ceiling when I was taking its picture. You can imagine the setup.

And snails:

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:05 am

Thank you :D That is one sexy fly you got there Andy :D I wish I wish I wish ........I could take good pics ! I told you though the fly and snails would look good.

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:16 am

We now need a worm !!!!! I think it will be the sexiest .........with a little bit of dirt in the picture. And maybe sepia toned for extra creepy effect :D
But it is now my old Coral Croucher that I'm most looking forward to seeing ! I can see him now against a white background 8) How can one man have so much talent ????? :roll:

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Kmiec123 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:21 am

I'm not sure I understand Angel's obsession with "sexy insects" ;)
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:38 am

LMAO ! I just have a nasty habit of using the word sexy too much. And thanks to Edgar I now can say it in Spanish too ! But fwiw insects are sexy and I stand by that statement :lol: And Andy's pics are sexy as well. :) Ok now back to work.

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:56 am

You know, I don't think I've ever taken a picture of a worm. That seems strange. I also never shot a preying mantis or a dragonfly (dragonflies are tough). Lots of spiders and beetles and whatnot, though.
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:03 am

This is one of my favorites, though. Here's a dandelion seedhead.

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I didn't even notice when I took the shot, but there are two insects in a knock-down, drag-out, locked-jaw battle on the one little seed head.

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Luis A M » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:22 am

Midnight Angel wrote:LMAO ! I just have a nasty habit of using the word sexy too much. And thanks to Edgar I now can say it in Spanish too ! But fwiw insects are sexy and I stand by that statement :lol: And Andy's pics are sexy as well. :) Ok now back to work.

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I can´t imagine what Ed might have told you :oops: but we say sexy in Spanish and I guess in most other languages.Some words are just impossible to translate without fading their unique spice! :wink:
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:02 am

Don't worry Luis I was being silly :lol: He told me it was sexy fwiw :lol: I'm a very silly girl and I've tried to warn everyone. It comes from lack of sleep. And I do think a worm would make a cute picture. Everyday I have to chop earthworms up into bite size pieces for baby eastern box turtles. I guess I've just gotten use to them and don't see them as that creepy anymore.

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby amashun » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:24 am

not as cool as Andy but this is my 1st attempt :oops:
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Kmiec123 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:12 am

Very nice....I was looking for a half-day worth of Dragon-fly shots I took in Colorado. Can't find them at the moment, have to get back if one turned out. :D
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:06 am

Yeah! That's one ... ummmmm ... lovely fly.
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:27 pm

Yeah that fly is really pretty with the really red eyes like that. All of the pictures are great (and sexy...ok I'll stop :lol: ) and I hope to see more !

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Kmiec123 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:58 am

OK...here are a few Dragon Flys I shot in the summer in Colorado.
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby "Umm, fish?" » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:53 pm

Nice Carl! We had a bunch of them around here this summer (a wet year for us), but I never saw them at the same time I had a camera available.
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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:40 pm

Very nice Carl ! I have them outside here all the time because of all the freshwater fish outside.

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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Kmiec123 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:28 pm

These were taken Here: Nice spot for the to spawn, don't ya think? :D


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Re: OT: Hopper fun!

Postby Midnight Angel » Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:10 pm

Wow so beautiful !!!!

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