Great green bush-cricket

Great green bush-crickets are Britain's largest species of Orthoptera and undeniably impressive insects. Having found a colony on Roundway Down in Wiltshire, which has a good west-facing aspect, I thought a silhouette of a cricket against the setting sun would make an impressive picture. I tracked one down by its song and placed it on a tall umbellifer stem. My 300mm telephoto lens was the best way to show both the cricket and the sun at good sizes in the frame. I focused on the cricket and exposed for the sun.

F/16, 1/800th second, ISO 100
Accepted: Gia Dinh (Vietnam) 2014

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Great green bush-cricket

Great green bush-crickets are Britain's largest species of Orthoptera and undeniably impressive insects. Having found a colony on Roundway Down in Wiltshire, which has a good west-facing aspect, I thought a silhouette of a cricket against the setting sun would make an impressive picture. I tracked one down by its song and placed it on a tall umbellifer stem. My 300mm telephoto lens was the best way to show both the cricket and the sun at good sizes in the frame. I focused on the cricket and exposed for the sun.

F/16, 1/800th second, ISO 100
Accepted: Gia Dinh (Vietnam) 2014

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