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Posted by
marci (washington dc, United States) on 16 October 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

when I saw that this week's challenge on photoblogchallenges was macro, I was 4000+ miles away from my macro lens. so, upon my return yesterday, I grabbed it and went looking for something in my garden. I hadn't really expected to find my friend grasshopper again (or a cousin even), but I did, so of course I had to snap more shots of him. I don't like the lighting as much as the first day I found him because it was overcast and late in the day.

please comment!

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What an odd eye!

16 Oct 2011 6:35am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Impressive closeup with a nailed focus on the eye.

16 Oct 2011 7:10am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Amazing what detail these creatures have! Great!

16 Oct 2011 9:46am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

What stands out for me in this macro is the eye!!

16 Oct 2011 11:55am

franz from Baden, Austria

the lines of his eye and the texture of his "shoulder blades" are truly fascinating ... quite impressive what one can do with a macro lense!!!

16 Oct 2011 2:04pm

@franz: yes, they eye is fascinating, isn't it? I found it very interesting that the focus on the macro lens is much narrower than with my regular lens used close up. I could get really close with the macro but I felt I had to really select where I wanted the focus. I'm constantly learning!!

Sam from Chennai, India

Great macro. Amazing detail. :)

16 Oct 2011 5:06pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent macro shot Marci!
these eyes are wonderful.

16 Oct 2011 6:05pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A magnificent macro shot. thumbs up.

16 Oct 2011 11:15pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

oh what a fine macro this is/
with beautiful detail shown

17 Oct 2011 4:06am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

The details of his eye are really beautiful Marci!

17 Oct 2011 7:23am

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Wonderful macro!
very well captured!

17 Oct 2011 8:01pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Really impressive shot Harmonie!
I also liked the nice story a lot.
This impressive shot is among the winning pictures for the challenge and it's well deserved. Congratulations!

26 Oct 2011 1:10am