PlantHopper

© Ariel Lepor

PlantHopper

mary e. sydlewski Student 12/9/2006 9:13:17 PM

Gorgous! #569893

Ariel Lepor 12/9/2006 9:20:52 PM

Thanks Mary! #3685916

Margie Hurwich 12/9/2006 9:39:58 PM

What an amazing macro, Ariel! #3685942

Janine Russell 12/9/2006 10:07:00 PM

Ariel, excellent color, detail, clarity, composition and lighting. #3685978

Ariel Lepor 12/9/2006 10:23:15 PM

Thanks Margie and Janine! #3685999

Tarun Bose 12/10/2006 3:55:00 AM

Outstanding macro shot. Great colours and fantastic details. Well done Ariel. #3686385

Aimee S. McMaster 12/10/2006 5:27:09 AM

....an amazing macro w/outstanding color,clarity and detail Ariel...Aimee #3686684

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/10/2006 7:37:18 AM

Excellent macro Ariel. Gret softness and color #3687194

Ariel Lepor 12/10/2006 12:43:37 PM

Tarun, thank you! Aimee, many thanks! And thanks, Cheryl! #3688030

Janice Sullivan 12/10/2006 6:30:14 PM

Nice Job! Hand held....WOW! I'm impressed :)

It's a wonderful shot! #3688870

Ariel Lepor 12/10/2006 7:11:38 PM

Thanks, Janice. I tell ya, I took 100 shots of that bug and this is my favorite. :) #3688951

Kenneth Mucke 12/10/2006 7:21:58 PM

This is just a stunning image Ariel...The colors are georgous...the comp is perfect...excellent image #3688975

Ariel Lepor 12/10/2006 8:12:47 PM

Thank you, Kenneth. ^_^ #3689072

Melissa Gurdus 12/10/2006 8:14:44 PM

Ariel, this is an outstanding close up with beautiful hues of green, great lighting and incredible clarity...all making for an awesme image!!! #3689076

Ariel Lepor 12/10/2006 8:15:52 PM

Thanks!! #3689079

Ariel Lepor 12/12/2006 5:35:20 PM

I did extra smoothing over the entire picture excluding the bug. Do you think it works with the leaf? #3696369

Aimee S. McMaster 1/24/2007 2:59:35 PM

...congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Ariel...Aimee #3861051

Christopher J. Budny 1/24/2007 4:15:34 PM

Congratulations, Ariel! Fantastic green composition! #3862138

Janine Russell 1/24/2007 4:40:53 PM

Ariel, congratulations on your finalist. #3862513

Ariel Lepor 1/24/2007 4:41:38 PM

Thanks! #3862521

Laurie Daily 1/24/2007 5:48:35 PM

Beautiful Ariel..congrats to you! #3863229

Gen Nagase 1/24/2007 6:22:55 PM


Many congrats, Ariel! #3863650

Melissa Gurdus 1/24/2007 6:30:55 PM

Congratulations Ariel on this beautiful finalist!!! #3863764

Ariel Lepor 1/24/2007 7:01:44 PM

Thank you guys!!! #3864076

Judyann Plante 1/24/2007 7:02:59 PM

Congratulations Ariel!

Judyann ><> #3864090

Dennis Flanagan 1/24/2007 10:08:24 PM

Congratulations Ariel. #3865129

Ariel Lepor 1/24/2007 10:20:03 PM

Thanks! #3865166

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 6:38:24 AM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3867198

Elizabeth J. Bernier 1/25/2007 7:09:51 AM

Wonderful image and great job of making this interesting insect stand out when he blends so well!!!Congratulations on your finalist! #3867514

Colleen Farrell 1/25/2007 8:31:19 AM

Gorgeous macro, Ariel! Love the composition, lighting, detail. Congratulations on your finalist! #3868189

Ariel Lepor 1/25/2007 10:18:15 AM

Thank you!! #3868968

Nikki McDonald 1/25/2007 5:28:10 PM

And now, congratulations on your winner!! It's a great picture--and so is your other version. #3871608

Ariel Lepor 1/25/2007 5:31:50 PM

Thank you, Nikki! #3871627

Christopher J. Budny 1/25/2007 5:35:18 PM

Congratulations on the "gold" win, Ariel! #3871653

Judyann Plante 1/25/2007 5:40:14 PM

Congratulations on this well-deserved win, Ariel!!!

Judyann ><> #3871703

Ariel Lepor 1/25/2007 5:43:40 PM

Thanks everybody! But I still like this edit better. ^ #3871741

Kay E. Mahoney 1/25/2007 8:27:35 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872799

Shawn M. Marymee 1/25/2007 8:51:26 PM

Congratulations!!!!!! Good for you!!!! #3872887

Ariel Lepor 1/25/2007 9:08:52 PM

Thank you! #3872947

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2007 10:07:07 PM

Big congrats on your win Ariel :O) Happy to see your favourite made it :O) #3873058

Ariel Lepor 1/26/2007 9:12:24 AM

Thanks Sylvia! #3875094

Janine Russell 1/26/2007 9:18:05 AM

Ariel, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3875112

Sharon Day 1/27/2007 8:03:43 AM

Big congratulations, Ariel!!! #3878650

Ariel Lepor 1/27/2007 7:02:36 PM

Thank you Janine and Sharon! #3880971

Mick Burkey 1/30/2007 2:14:08 PM

Very fun shot, Ariel. Congratulations on the win! #3892596

Ariel Lepor 1/30/2007 3:30:45 PM

Thank you Mick! #3892877

Amalia Elena Veralli 1/31/2007 2:18:18 PM

Beautiful Image. Congrats on your win!!! #3897249

Ariel Lepor 1/31/2007 2:26:16 PM

Thank you Amalia! #3897276

Terry L. Ellis 2/1/2007 10:36:58 AM

Splendid win, Ariel! This is perfect. Congratulations! #3900597

Ariel Lepor 2/1/2007 10:39:47 AM

Thanks, Terry! #3900611

Cheryl E. Molennor 2/1/2007 4:54:24 PM

A Belated congratulations to you Ariel #3901689

Ariel Lepor 2/1/2007 6:14:26 PM

Thank you Cheryl. #3901903

Elizabeth J. Bernier 2/9/2007 4:55:58 PM

Wonderful to see this beautiful image go gold for you Ariel!!!!Well deserved and a huge congrats!!!! :) #3930742

Ariel Lepor 2/10/2007 7:01:25 PM

Thanks, Elizabeth! #3934517

maria I. Warren 2/25/2007 11:26:34 AM

very nice macro wow I love it #3992244

Ariel Lepor 2/25/2007 11:31:30 AM

Thank you Maria! #3992281

Carol Teal 7/3/2007 11:06:54 PM

Ariel, not sure how I missed this stunning winner! I love all that green!! Nice job and I offer a late congrats!! #4471295

Ariel Lepor 7/4/2007 10:49:53 AM

Thank you Carol! #4472876

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/10/2007 1:50:06 PM

Congratulations on your win Ariel, beautiful green on green capture!! #4908797

Ariel Lepor 10/10/2007 2:35:36 PM

Thanks for the nice comment! :) #4908948

Holly Hitchcock 1/14/2008 7:53:49 AM

This is spectacular, Ariel. Amazing in every way!!! Belated congrats. #5338040

Ariel Lepor 1/14/2008 10:20:47 AM

Thank you! #5338755

Roxanne M. Bubar 2/6/2008 2:25:14 PM

Exquisite #5454551

Ariel Lepor 2/6/2008 3:01:41 PM

Thank you Roxanne. #5454681

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Description


Green planthopper
Siphanta acuta Flatid planthopper

1/100s, f/3.3, ISO: 200, 83mm

Taken with my Opteka macro lens, handheld, midday, in the shadows

Using Helicon Filter: reduced background noise, minor crop, cloned out some imperfections and aberrations, touched up a little on the contrast, sharpened bug, added text and frame.

Uploaded on 12/9/2006 8:37:54 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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