Just a Good Guess (Two Photographs)

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The first of these photographs is one of my favorites from this past summer. I am going to guess that given a choice between the two photographs you will agree the first has much more impact because of the tilt. Taking photographs of animals is not just about perfect exposure and focus, it is also about catching that moment when there is impact, and in this case it’s all about posture and expression.

Grasshoppers-2

16 responses

  1. Amazing capture! The expression in the first one makes it a gem 😊.

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    January 22, 2016 at 2:16 am

  2. Beautifully captured..!!

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    January 22, 2016 at 2:37 am

  3. you give gr8 joy

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    January 22, 2016 at 2:58 am

  4. WOW! Like a science fiction creator 🙂 Amazing shot. Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia

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    January 22, 2016 at 3:34 am

  5. It’s really interesting how the simple tilt to the right makes the grasshopper so much more inviting to look at. Hmm. I wonder what the psychology of it is?

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    January 22, 2016 at 8:03 am

    • I think it tells us it’s alive. We anthropomorphize the animals expression as quizzical.

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      January 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

  6. Victor, I seem to like both because of the subject and how well you’ve captured that creature. You may need to expand on the issue of tilt as both images have tilt just a different angle. GlasswingButterfly seems to be asking the same question.

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    January 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    • It may be too subtle but the head is higher in the first, giving it more of a grin. But I will look for another example. Thanks for the comment.

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      January 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm

  7. Say, “Cheese!”

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    January 22, 2016 at 5:11 pm

  8. It looks indeed as if he is smiling and leaning on his elbows, very relaxed! Like the first!

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    January 22, 2016 at 5:58 pm

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