Purple Eating Machine

Uploaded: June 28, 2007 00:08:47


Sigma 105mm f2.8 @ f/4, 1/250, ISO-400, focal length 105mm.
Looking for some flowers to shoot with my macro lens, I came across this monster grasshopper.
After a little research I found out it is a Giant Red-Winged Grasshopper, native to the rainforest.
This is straight from the camera.


Paul E. Earl June 28, 2007

WOW!! A fantastic macro, Raymond!! #681552

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 28, 2007

WOW Raymond, can't say gorgeous (it's rather ugly!!!), but OUTSTANDING MACRO!!! #4451719

Su Sana E. P level-classic June 28, 2007

Absolutely a fantastic catch and macro, Raymond!! He really looks mean!! LOL. #4451748

Ray Clarke June 28, 2007

Wonderful macro Raymond, great detail!!!(R) #4451780

David L. Luchowski June 28, 2007

Great macro,Raymond. Cool color and detail. #4451795

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict June 28, 2007

Very lovely macro image here Raymond...Dominick #4451900

William C. Raco level-classic June 28, 2007

Fantastic detail, focus and DoF
Excellent work, Raymond!

Bill #4451964

Donald K. Cherry June 28, 2007

Very nice macro, Raymond. #4451997

Glenn E. Urquhart June 28, 2007

Vivid Color, Outstanding clarity, lighting, contrast, use of dof... Beautiful Macro, Raymond!!! Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4452106

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 28, 2007

Beautiful shot, Raymond! He looks like a monster plant eater :-) #4452163

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 28, 2007

Now, that's a MACRO, Raymond!!!!! This is awesome!!!!!! k #4453935

Evy Johansen level-classic June 28, 2007

Gosh...... what a macro!! Wonderful shot, Raymond!! #4455319

Bill Houghton June 29, 2007

This is an outstanding macro Raymond. Such a great job capturing it. Thanks for your comment on my geese shot. Bill

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Patrick Rouzes June 29, 2007

WoW! Raymond!!! Incredible capture of this amazing creature!!!Everythign excellent on this! #4457409

Colleen Farrell June 30, 2007

Wow, what a capture! Great macro, Raymond! Costa Rica is one of my "dream vacation" spots, but I think I could do without seeing these guys up close and personal! ;) #4459718

Nancy L. Green level-classic June 30, 2007

OH NO!!! It's the Purple Poeple eater!! What a great capture my friend!! <>< #4460896

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 04, 2007

So fabulous, Raymond!!! He cretainly does look like a machine! --Lisa #4472827

paul parent level-deluxe July 13, 2007

Fantastic #4506109

Barbara Waldoch level-classic July 24, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Raymond! #4551505

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 24, 2007

Wow, fantastic capture, Raymond, congratulations on your finalist!
-Debby #4551508

Nadya Johnson July 24, 2007

Congratulations Raymond, on your awesome finalist! #4551651

Pat Gamwell July 24, 2007

Definitely well deserved finalist, Ray! #4551812

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 24, 2007

Congrats, Raymond!!!

Brenda c. McFarland July 24, 2007

R-A-Y-M-O-U-N-D!!!! CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! I don't think I have ever seen a purple dragonfly before. He is cool looking!! #4552139

Colleen Farrell July 24, 2007

Another very well-deserved finalist! Congrats, Raymond!! #4552338

Evy Johansen level-classic July 24, 2007

Many congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Raymond!! #4552386

paul parent level-deluxe July 25, 2007

Great shot !

Congratulations on your Finalist

Marijana Fajgl July 25, 2007

Big congratulations Raymond! I wish you luck! #4553541

Jenny Bosmans July 25, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Raymond! :) #4553872

Regina L. Rickert July 25, 2007

Congratulations on this outstanding and fascinating finalist, Raymond! #4553916

Sam Britt July 25, 2007

Congratulations, Raymond! #4554146

Amanda Chapman July 25, 2007


Glenn E. Urquhart July 25, 2007

A Very Big Congratulations on your award, Raymond!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4554814

Laurence Saliba level-classic July 25, 2007

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Raymond!!! #4554933

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 25, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4554994

Tarun Bose July 25, 2007

Big congrats for your excellent finalist Raymond. #4555758

Bob D. Hall level-classic July 25, 2007

Great macro, Raymond!
Congrats!!!! #4555985

Laurie Daily level-deluxe July 25, 2007

A fantastic macro, Raymond! Congratulations!!! #4556323

Cheryl E. Molennor July 25, 2007

Awesome Congratulations #4558366

Christy Nichols July 25, 2007

Congrats Raymond! This is TOO cool!!! #4559414

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 26, 2007

Congrats Raymond on your Finalist!! Jeff #4562898

Luz P September 14, 2007


Is that not the most beautiful grasshopper!? Lovely capture. #4790840

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