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Eye of grasshopper

Eye of grasshopper
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Copyright: Tjutjut Bramantoro (tjutjut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1600 W: 84 N: 3397] (16220)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 5D, Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Silver Tulip Award, Nature: Fabolous Beauty, Extreme Macro [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-02 15:16
Viewed: 4757
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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This is my first experiment of extreme macro shot . .
Not easy to do with keeping in mind that the animal still alive after shooting . . and I did it . .

Many things that I should learn from this experiment . . and should have additional peripheral to be able capturing perfectly . .

I got grasshopper from my front yard and place it on the table, ask my maid to hold two back legs . . I attached the whole anatomy of this grasshopper on workshop . .

I hope you like it . .

Thank you for viewing it . .

Happy Monday . .


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Congratulation TjutjutRamdan 1 03-02 20:33
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oh my god.. what a detail!!! excellent indeed!! how is to be kissed by a grasshopper? i think not a beauty.. ;)) it's so close!! incredible to look at it!! bravo!! wonderful macro!!
ciao Marco

hi tjutjut, now this is close up! amazing details and clarity, excellent image, well done,

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-03-02 15:28]

Hi Tjutjut
You are close here, da... close, stunning sharpness, I will not tell you that this photo are beautiful, but it is facinating and you have made a real good macro shot.

Incredible shot, Tjutjut!

Our helper caught a gekko for us the other day, never thought about getting her to hold it while I took a shot, though - well done on ingenuity!

What to say? Well thought out, great details, well exectuted and pretty original - well done all round!

Truly amazing macro Tjutjut!
That is not only great detail,
but artistically composed as well.
Great work.
- Vincent

Wow! Tjutjut! THis is so impressive! What a macro this is! this must be a 5 to 1 macro ratio! Is it? This is the only Canon lens that gets you this ratio.
You are lucky you had some help to hold it steady.

Very well done!


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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-03-02 16:33]

Hi my neighbor gallery :)
Wow! Great macro, the details wow are really great. You have make a great job and I hope see more macro shot from you. Excellent!

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-03-02 16:53]

WOW! super macro

I don't suppose you could get any closer:-)? I say that as a joke...but your macro work is super and I can appreciate the thought and talent that goes into this! Well done!

WOW! Can it get any better than this?? Really EXCELLENT macro here Tjutjut! Amazing details, almost microscopic!! I love it! MORE MORE!!...

HI Tjutjut :
Most excellent macro with a great lens:)
Very scary for me!!!

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  • mud Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 3 N: 13] (317)
  • [2008-03-02 19:49]

wow this is great one of the best macro i have ever seeen. please tell us more on how shot this.

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-03-02 20:30]

Hi tjutjut...
Great Subject + Adorable 5D + Impressive Prime Lens + Skillful Tjutjut = Superb Macro!!!!!
And I can't say more, Tjutjut. This really, really, really awesome macro.
Big Hugs and thank you for sharing,
P/S: Whooooooaaaaaa!!!! again.

Wow! This is one great macro, Tjutjut! You showed in great detail the compound eye of this hopper. Great new gear! :) Love the monotone of colors. Exposure well managed.
Freddie :)

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  • Noslo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 70 N: 117] (920)
  • [2008-03-02 21:05]

Well done Tjutjut! You are the Macro Master! Very well done!


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  • Jong Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 273] (3168)
  • [2008-03-02 23:07]

this is expreme and beyond my imagination of what camera can capture. fascinating details and master piece, Tjutjut

Wow! When I saw the thumbnail I thought that it was a tick.
This is an excelletn shot! You can handle the extreme macro very well. The details are stunning.


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-03-03 0:26]

wow, this is unbelievable ...

congrats and thanks,
ps.I'll be back with points

Hi Tjutjut,

Technically it is perfect, however I think it also is a bit scary, would not like to be the one holding the two back legs - brrrrrr - already got goose-bumps on my skin.
BUT the colour and different textures look absolutely great.


Hello Tjutjut,
WOW...really extreme macro shot.
Incredible details. How you did it?

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-03-03 5:54]

Nice to have a helpful maid for this experiment!
superb macro, fine details and excellent composition

Hello Tjutjut,


tfs kYLE

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-03-03 7:01]

Hi Tjutjut,
What a
great macro shot.what a great detail.Bravo...TFS.Necla.:)later.

Salam Bro,
Satu experiment yang success bro...bro bersungguh-sungguh dan teliti dengan kerja bro ini..saya ikut senang sekali degan hasilnya yang memuaskan..Excellent job bro.


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-03-03 8:06]

Merhaba myfriend dear Tjutjut...
Beautiful macro... nice colors... great details!

Hola Tjutjut,

Wowwwwww my friend, es impresionante esta super macro, menudos detalles has conseguido. Te Felicito por esta gran imagen !!! Bravo !!!



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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-03-03 15:27]

Wooo... that's really creapy!!! hahahaha, of cos is a great shot! love the macro! but wooooo... the details and sharpness just awesome! Excellent captured my dear,


Waaaa Gedubrakkk....
deket banget.
wah,,, seperti prediksi aku nih, sebenernya tinggal tunggu waktu aja kalau mas tjutjut ini.
tajam sekali mas, MP-E 65mm f/2.8 working very well here. aku beneran ga bisa ngomong deh untuk yang satu ini.
selamat yaaaaaa.


Salam Bro,
What a stunning close up.Excellent colours, POV, crop and sharp details.TFS.


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-03-04 1:44]

Kalau dalam kondisi wild nya gimana pak ? heheheh..... pasti lari yah :))

Btw sudah ganti tho ke 5D ??

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-03-04 1:50]

Hola amigo,
original macro,
efectivo trabajo y foco...

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2008-03-04 2:08]

Mooie macro van het facetoog
beautiful macro of a facet eye

I really thought it was a filling hose for petrol connected to the car, hahaha
Excellent and superb macro shot. Well done, Tjutjut!
Regards from Jan

Hello Tjutjut!
Fantastic macro and perfect detail!
Wonderful colours!!! Good light!
Excellent done!
Best regards!

...I return... :)

hello Bro Tjutjut,

cantiknya hasil shot makro bro.. cantik dan terang.. wow ne betul2 dekat.. tahniah

enjoy la f1 nanti bro.. gua tak dapat turun kl sebab kebetulan banyak cousin yg akan berkawin.. tengok live dari tv ja :)

regards, terry

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-04 14:03]

Hello Tjutjut, well that's true macro my friend! Great details and perfect light and exposure, well done, thanks!


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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-03-04 20:58]

Hi Tjut,

saya dikabarkan oleh Ramdan berhubung posting anda yang ini sekembalinya saya dari Solo....memang luar biasa hebatnya....sangat detail, persis loudspeaker mata sang belalang. saya salut!


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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2008-03-04 22:02]

Amazing Tjut
Amazing, a perfect macro, wow!


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-03-05 1:04]

Hi Tjutjut
beautiful macro superbe.
Gr Jos

Man oh man
Tjutjut this is realy one of the best Macro's ever seen in TL
The Silver Tulip Award!

very special
That 'Holland bridge' in Jacarta?
Oh yes I would love to see it

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-03-05 1:45]

Hi Tjutjut

A superb macro shot of the grasshopper's eye, with interesting textures & light contrasts. Perfect dof & sharpness, with effective tight framing. Tfs!

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-03-05 2:44]

Hi Bang

Super macro shot. Excellent details and lovely POV.



Hi Tjutjut,
Congratulation,fantastic macro,very good light,sharp.Perfect.


Hi dear friend,
amazing details! I remember the University courses about insects :)
Nice to find it's anatomy in the WS.
Congrats for a wonderful macro shot!
Best wishes,

Oh my stars!!! Wow! You got a lot closer to this grasshopper than I would ever dream of being-too close for me. Just imagine how you looked to the grasshopper...with all those facets in his eyes making multiple images of you!

Incredible details, it even has acne scars, lol! This is a fantastic macro, details, colors, clarity and images are on the mark!

Well done,

PS...your maid deserves a medal...for bravery, she is 100 times braver than me! I would not have touched the grasshopper!

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-03-05 17:39]

I can shut my eyes and see the two of you trying to take a picture of this poor grasshopper. I'm amazed the hopper survived. Amazing clarity - the eye and that other thing are in perfect focus. WOW Experiment was a success.


Salam Tjutjut

Waaah ini lah hasil dari lens ini, saya ada banyak mendengar tentang kehebatan lens ini yang boleh mendekati sehingga 5X... saya rasa ini memang dahsyat

Amri HMS

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2008-03-11 1:17]

Hi Tjutjut dear friend ;)
wwaaaawww...excellent and very impressive...TFS
J ;)

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  • ad1 (139)
  • [2008-03-12 21:32]

Alamak.. tajem banget yak.. kotak2 dimatanya sampai kelihatan jelas...

Apa kabar Om Tjutjut?


great...the masterpiece of the nature in your lens..
Thier eyes are amazing indeed..our eyes are nothing in comparison in what they have:)



Your macro work is outstanding as I look through your collection.

Hello Tjutjut. Excellently closed in detail. So close the eye look like a wire gauze. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

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