Robyn Carter  


Grasshopper and Basilik by Robyn Carter

October 2021 - Grasshopper and Basilik

About the Image(s)


5 comments posted




Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is an impressive moment you caught--sharp, well framed, and no doubt you had to stop the action as I am sure the grasshopper was wiggling.
Please share with us a bit of a narrative story of how you came to get this shot. And also the technical shooting details: shutter speed, f-stop, lens, ASA. Thanks.   Posted: 10/14/2021 00:03:13
Robyn Carter   Robyn Carter
The Basilik was just sitting there with the grasshopper in its mouth and not moving. The grasshopper I think was dead, so in terms of wriggling - I think I was lucky.

I used Canon 5D3 with a 100mm Lens. ISO3200 and the flash fired but I had a diffuser on the flash and pointed the flash upwards. We were in the rainforest so it was quite dark. F13 1/125 sec.

I took 22 images of different angles and closeness but thought this one was the best. I have another one that's even closer   Posted: 10/14/2021 00:38:36



Robyn Carter   Robyn Carter
The Basilik was just sitting there with the grasshopper in its mouth and not moving. The grasshopper I think was dead, so in terms of wriggling - I think I was lucky.

I used Canon 5D3 with a 100mm Lens. ISO3200 and the flash fired but I had a diffuser on the flash and pointed the flash upwards. We were in the rainforest so it was quite dark. F13 1/125 sec.

I took 22 images of different angles and closeness but thought this one was the best. I have another one that's even closer.   Posted: 10/14/2021 00:37:32



Larry Treadwell   Larry Treadwell
(Groups 36 & 67)
There is nothing to not like about this nature image. The image contains a clear and strong nature story featuring the act of feeding. You have a clear eye of the subject and both the subject and its prey are sharp and well separated from the background, which, by the way, is beautiful. While this is not your typical "wall hanger" it is a perfect nature photo. It does not get much better than this. Well, done.   Posted: 10/16/2021 11:47:31



Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
A wonderful close-up animal photo that catches feeding behavior and tells a story. The detail is exquisite, the composition well-done, and the colors realistic. This is definitely worthy of entering in a PSA Nature competition.   Posted: 10/17/2021 10:05:31



 

Please log in to post a comment