- red45 (31094)
- [2008-12-10 11:05]
Widze, ze zadzialala telepatia - obaj mamy obok siebie jaskiniowe tytuly :-) Zdjecie nie miesci sie w kategoriach 'widowiskowe' czy 'jaskrawo kolorowe', za to pasuje jak ulal do grupy 'bardzo interesujace' :-) Nie jestem fanem tych zwierzakow, ale doceniam wage spotkania. Technicznie tez bardzo dobre, mimo trudnych warunkow.
- SelenE (13964)
- [2008-12-10 12:01]
Interesting design :o) Never seen it before. Good details and nice composition showing the animal's habitat as well. TFS
All the best,
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-12-10 12:07]
Excellent capture of this interesting cave dweller! It looks a bit like a cross between a shrimp and a spider! :-) Excellent POV, great details and nice light and colours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla
- Argus (50614)
- [2008-12-10 12:28]
A great illustration of this remarkable species of Cave Cricket. Not only have you managed to take the body with fine sharpness and detail, but to have a complete view of the extraordinary long legs and nearly the whole length of the antennae. great use of flash too.
Well done amy friend and thank you for sharing this fine view of this species with us.
Thia must be new for TN and if so, congratulations!
- Silvio2006 (100460)
- [2008-12-10 13:13]
Hi Radek, great capture of strange creature, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
- siggi (52850)
- [2008-12-10 13:16]
Bardzo interesujace ujecie tego criketa ,Interesujace kolory prawie ze sie do tego kamienia upodobnil.Ostrosc doskonala.Pozdrawiam Siggi
- LordPotty (12503)
- [2008-12-10 14:27]
This is a creature I have had a LOT of close contact with....perhaps not this exact species,but cave crickets nonetheless.
Over here we call them Cave Weta and there are about 60 species endemic to New Zealand.
They are classified as being in genera in Subfamily Ceuthophilinae of family Rhaphidophoridae (Wiki).
When I was exploring caves in the North Island,there were times I had to crawl through low stream passages on my back (with face out of the water and only a few cms airspace) and these things would be jumping on my face as they were startled by my light.
Sometimes there would be colonies of a hundred or more.
As you can imagine,the more squamish wouldn't appreciate it....but then,the crawl itself would be terrifying enough for them.
I'm not sure if I've posted cave weta yet (I think I have) but I photographed some recently in an old Gold mine so I'll post one for you soon.
ps ... you can read more about Weta Here
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-12-10 21:34]
I believe that postings like this one showing endemic species are particularly valuable. This enlarges our knowledge and shows us how rich the diversity of our nature is. The background of your picture does not differ much from the colours and patterns of the insect. On one hand this is spectacular, on the other hand it makes it a bit difficult to distinguish the insect. The unity of the colour tones is impressive!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-12-10 23:33]
Superb shot - you have really captured this insect well - the atmoshere of the cave too.. Exposure is spot-on.
- robgra (496)
- [2008-12-10 23:51]
W Czarnogorze czas spedziliscie owocnie, mam nadzieje kiedys odwiedzic te kraine. Zwierzadko wyszlo ci bardzo dobrze, ostrosc i kolory super.
- jignasi (27917)
- [2008-12-11 0:00]
Realmente es una toma que te pone dentro de la escena, con una ajustada iluminación aunque muy efectiva.
Un bonito trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-12-11 0:19]
Robak jest bardzo fajny i ciekawy. Podoba mi sie ujecie - tak lekko z dolu. Widac ze to siedzi w jaskini ;-) Ladna ostra fotka
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2008-12-11 2:50]
Good to see you back here for a while. Cool shot of this cave cricket. I've seen similar in Australia but never photographed one. Not an easy capture, but you've done very well with this shot. Good sharpness. TFS
What an attractive cricket and nice picture. Great DOF and sharpness of the entire scene. However, I have not idea what is the scenery where you have captured this creature. Once more superb flash work. My kind regards and TFS.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-12-11 10:59]
A very nice presentation of this strange cricket. Excellent POV, DOF (fortunately for you the legs were not widespread) and sharpness. Good lighting and good natural colours.
- jazdzurka (1055)
- [2008-12-11 13:00]
Ale potwora wstawiłeś na TN.
Zdjęcie świetne technicznie, a ponadto bardzo interesujące. Rzadko się coś takiego widzi.
Interesting species which seems to live in caves, pale color and long legs make them look different from other crickets. Do they go outside too?
Are the legs made to climb better on the walls?
Excellent sharpness , here the flash was very useful to show all details of this interesting creature.
- joey (24909)
- [2008-12-13 15:04]
an excellent shot of this Cave Cricket!
Really good composition.
Great use of flash!
Very well done,
- valy67 (9219)
- [2009-01-07 1:18]
Hello Radomir !
On the small picture I thought it was a spider, I was quite surprised when I opened the picture and saw... a grasshopper (even if this one must probably not be hopping on grass, according to your notes :-)It is an excellent picture, with sharp details on all parts of the insect, nicely composed, good POV, and you made excellent use of your flash, without over-exposing your insect. Very well done !
- kebapci (405)
- [2009-04-12 5:56]
Congrats, beautiful POV and no reflections of flashlight on the animal in ddep darkness.