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    Any C&C for improvement is appreciated.
    Thanks.


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    WOW..nice shot..interesting colors...really sharp. mind telling us what equipment you've used.

    Thanks

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    Wow! Nice saturated colours. I have nothing against the composition too.

    Only maybe if ya dim down the background (near the middle) a little the grasshopper would stand out more?

    PS: the grasshopper looks like plastic to me

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    i would prefer a shot from the front of the grasshopper
    eat. drink. shoot

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    The grasshopper look more like a rubber type...

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    any special lights used here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnie_sjr
    Wow! Nice saturated colours. I have nothing against the composition too.

    Only maybe if ya dim down the background (near the middle) a little the grasshopper would stand out more?

    PS: the grasshopper looks like plastic to me
    Ronnie_sjr,

    Thanks for the kind comment.
    As for your suggestion on dimming down the middle part of the background, sorry but
    don't know how to do that. Still learning about PS. Hope to be able to do that soon.

    ps. the grasshooper is real. it's an infant about 1.5cm and looks pretty fake.

    Rgds,
    speck

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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar
    i would prefer a shot from the front of the grasshopper
    evenstar,

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Understand what you mean but I couldn't get into that position for the front shot.

    Rgds,
    speck

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkydonkey
    any special lights used here?
    Hi Funkydonkey,

    Thanks for the kind comments.
    I use D200 and Tamron 90mm for the shot.
    No special lights used. No flash fired.
    The shot was taken handheld at ISO200, F6.3 and 1/160s
    Post processing was done with Nikon View. Adjusted with auto contrast,
    then fine tune brightness and contrast again manually. Resize and sharpen.

    Rgds,
    speck

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    Hi speck!

    I really love the colours in this shot! Not oversaturated such that the colours are blown out, but vibrant nonetheless!

    Photographically speaking, I feel that the composition could be worked on. It may be myself, but there are two focal centres in the picture, which is the grasshopper and the centre of the cacti. There's nothing wrong with this, except that I do not know where to concentrate on (the grasshopper, obviously). I also find the bokeh very distracting. Perhaps one suggestion could be to get down to the eye level of the grasshopper to shoot? I do not know how the scene look like, but I'm sure you'll find a way

    I think you also cropped out part of the grasshopper's hind legs. Unintentional of course

    There's nothing else to nitpick other than the above. Overall, I like it very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointBlue
    Hi speck!

    I really love the colours in this shot! Not oversaturated such that the colours are blown out, but vibrant nonetheless!

    Photographically speaking, I feel that the composition could be worked on. It may be myself, but there are two focal centres in the picture, which is the grasshopper and the centre of the cacti. There's nothing wrong with this, except that I do not know where to concentrate on (the grasshopper, obviously). I also find the bokeh very distracting. Perhaps one suggestion could be to get down to the eye level of the grasshopper to shoot? I do not know how the scene look like, but I'm sure you'll find a way

    I think you also cropped out part of the grasshopper's hind legs. Unintentional of course

    There's nothing else to nitpick other than the above. Overall, I like it very much!
    Hi PointBlue,

    Thank you very much for the pointers.
    Will work on them and hope to improve.

    Regards,
    speck

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