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Grasshopper by ntscha Grasshopper by ntscha
omg. i'm so happy with this picture.
my dad saw this grasshopper in the garden and i wanted to take a picture of those insects for quite a while, so.. this was my chance. :D
i hope you like it too :)

Grasshopper 2 [link]

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pullzar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
kvin deze echt dope, goeie reflectie
WingsandRings Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
I love the reflection!
MystiqueDeep Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great set up. I love how the grasshopper is in focus, yet the leaves in the background aren't. You chose some great contrasting colors.
used-rugs Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008   General Artist
awww... so cute... somehow. =D
dybern Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
what an amazing shot!
Cat-of-the-Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I've never seen a grasshopper like that before! Is that a leaf behind him/her? :love:
ntscha Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
a flower :D
kbearne Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow amazing!
Onmitsu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Very cool, what kind of surface is it on?
ntscha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
My beautiful shiny piano :D
Onmitsu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Sweet, very shiny piano :D
kuricurry Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
Nicely done,
though I'm not too well-versed with photography
So I'll just list down my observations,-

I really like the negative space thing that's happening here.-
Dramatic and the overall contrast of your two subjects make sense...
It's very nice- :nod:

Lovely work, and thank you for sharing.
SystemPirate Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
clean and nice :)
morningmoonfaerie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007   Photographer
Very nice, clean shot. I must agree with mickdoesclick, the white area at the top of the shot is pretty distracting, but otherwise this is wonderfully crisp and I love the reflection. Insects have such intricate framework.
ISAWTHESTARSTONIGHT Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
oh wow, nice!
AlliStrange Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Oooo he's a beauty! Great shot :D
taaketussa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
Nice! :D
yorkey-sa Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing detail :) Stunning shot tbh, good job!
readini Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007   Photographer
super cute photo. plus, i'm a big fan of green and purple together.
SunOwl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
This is the type of shot that's called 'solid' as the basic features are all good.

The downside of this shot IMO, is that any 'space' should be placed in front of the moving object (in this case the cricket) unless there is something more interesting behind the moving thing than in front of it. In this case there isn't, so if possible, I'd be inclined to have the negative space in front of the cricket as viewers are typically more interested in where something is going rather than where it's been.

Having the negative space before the cricket would also counteract any perceptions/misconceptions about whether the antenna is/isn't chopped off (I've seen this problem several times). As someone else pointed out, it's not always possible as living things (especially bugs!) tend to more before you can get your hand out of the way. :nod:

I also agree with =mickdoesclick about the white space above the focus of the piece. However, I don't think it matters about the blurriness of the object in the background (as someone else suggested) as it is merely there for contrast; the grasshopper is the centre of attention.

Overall, I like it. :thumbsup:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Ok, on Co-Ci-Mo you've asked for some CC & as I can see you've already gotten some.

First this is an amazing shot--your crits alone show this pic is very catching. It's eye catching & draws the viewer in--in other words, when scrolling down a page this stands out. That is one of the hardest things to achieve as an artist--how to capture the attention of you audience. You def capture the attention but holding it is a problem. When they sit & look @ it they start to notice things in the details of the shot that they dislike or wish was different.

Note: Don't focus so much on trying to make it "perfect" just focus now on improving what you already have--what you have is impressive!

I could go in & nit pick, but I think your biggest obsticle is negative space & lighting--which really, in your work is not that big of a problem. You've got 1/2 the battle down--keep going, keep shooting what you want to shoot & just think about your frame, let your eye really take in what's in your frame for the first few shots then go nuts!!! :D

Like I said, your work is already captivating. It's imaginative, unique, fun, & I get a sense it's all a reflection of you in one way or another which can speak volumes w/out talking @ all.
R3D-R Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
very surreal and dreamy, the reflection defiantly adds to that. although the flower is a little too fuzzy. and i know you can't help it :x but that humongous antenna or whatever kinda messes with the background.
einule Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I don't like that space on the right and I think that you shouldn't cut insect's antennas. Besides that it's really lovely and it has some atmosphere. ^^
ntscha Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i didn't cut it, that was the end of his antenna.
Oshouki Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice. No crit here.
mickdoesclick Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Constructive criticism... here it goes =D

At first sight I really like it! Wonder how you took this shot?
But when looking closer there are a few things that could be better. Firstly, Id liek to see some more space on the left, so its 'voelsprieten' also would be totally on there in the reflection.
So shooting with more space and cropping it into the composition you like might be a good idea in cases like this :)

Second (and last :P) thing is the fade from gray to white in the back. It kinda draws the attention away from the grasshopper since the white is so bright. But again, I dont know how you shot this, and well, a living creature isnt to easy to place to your likings.
Typica Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Camaz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
Heh, gives you the impression that you can see right through it! (:

Very nice!
brenz89 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
wow, cutey!
Really interesting shot with the purple thingy, makes for an good composition
marble911 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   Photographer
Wow...colours and composition are very nice!
MioZ Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Cool! ...did you touch it?
ntscha Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
no. x)
VictorCS Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are fantastic... The green and pinkpurplesomething ^^

Did you place it on a mirror?

Sad this one got alittle blurry... :(
ntscha Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hey it's not blurry! :P
i placed it on my piano, and it's white because of the reflection.
and thanks
shortbus990 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great photo. i love the serenity of it
existanceOFatrophy Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Looks amazing!
Great work! :D
Lollirot138 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh i like it very much :) very beautiful colors,and i love how they come up in contrast with the simple surroundings. such a nice photo deserves a fav!
ntscha Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
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September 16, 2007
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Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Focal Length
170 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 16, 2007, 3:09:02 AM