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Little grasshopper

Little grasshopper
Copyright ©2005, sam kan HoF ¤

Olympus E-1 with ED50mm F2 Macro + EX-25 + EC-14

Thanks everybody the encouragement and the suggestion.

Because my English is not good, obtains limitedly regarding the competition news,
but I can diligently seek the correlation information,
also can the very grateful each position provide the competition the news to give me.

Thanks once more! Selected for the Hall of Fame on 2011/Mar/15
Photographer: sam kan HoF ¤
Folder: Hall of Fame 2011
Uploaded: 2005-Oct-05 13:04 EDT
Current Rating: 10.00/11 (Weighted rating: 9.47)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus ED 50mm f2.0
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 200
Aperture: 1/160
Shutter Speed: F22
Focal Length: 70
Flash: Yes
Tripod/Monopod: No
Critique Level: Dead Honest Critique

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Just wonderful, you must have been very close. A difficult shot, are you sure you didn't use flash?

John Stankewitz ¤ $ $ at 14:18 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]


Just to add, look at the DOF difference at F22 in just a couple of mm, you must have been right on top of him. Again nice capture with lots of personality!

John Stankewitz ¤ $ $ at 17:38 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]

Best Macro Picture

Dear Sam Kan, You have made it again! It's very crystal clear, sharp and a cute insect


Ho Hoi Hong ¤ at 18:07 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]


Perhaps the best picture of a bug on a leaf or twig I have seen here. But "cute"? I think not...

E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $ at 18:23 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]

This is,...

as others have pointed out, possibly the best macro shot to date. Terrific color, composition, and excellent DOF. Very well done, Sam!

Blayne Gervais Win ¤ $ at 20:39 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]

Just an after thought...

Is the ED50mm F2 Macro + EX-25 + EC-14 being placed on the camera in this exact order, or does it matter?

Blayne Gervais Win ¤ $ at 20:46 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]

Peek-a boo

Great insect shot. Well done. Not normally a fan of these shots but I admire your skill in this.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 20:50 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]


Hi John.. sorry, i gorgot to select the flash.. I have use FL-50

sam kan HoF ¤1 at 22:57 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]


Hi Tony.. It's a baby grasshopper.

sam kan HoF ¤1 at 23:03 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]

Re:Just an after thought...

Yes, you must follow the exact order! It does matter. If ex-25 and ec-14 order opposite, the enlargement percentage can quite be small But the ex-25 manual show:Cannot be used in combination with the optional EC-14 teleconverter. So I removed the circuit board, and reconnected the wire! shown as picture:

sam kan HoF ¤1 at 23:16 EDT on 2005-Oct-05 [Reply]


I know its been said but it needs to be repeated, this is the best bug shot I have ever seen. I can imagine no better, the light, the colors, the personality all work in a 10, 10, 10 environment. (very nice)

Michael Shakespeare1 at 02:00 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]

Find out what it is exactly

You have a top one there. Why not submit it to the BBC wildlife contest next year?



Hans H. Siegrist ¤1 at 03:44 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]

Re:Find out what it is exactly

Hi Hans:
September 30 is I first time posts the photograph to Taiwan's outside website, thank you the suggestion^_^

sam kan HoF ¤1 at 05:30 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]


Dear Ho Hoi Hong :
Thank you a lot^_^
Hi Eugene:
Thank you the affirmation, I only am ordinary om fans, my work is computer engineer. Sam

sam kan HoF ¤1 at 05:36 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]


Quite simply the best insect shot I've seen!

Well done.

Martin Farrow ¤ ¤1 at 08:17 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]

Sam Kan

excellent :))

Goran Mehanovic ¤1 at 09:54 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]

scary photo!

No, not the grasshopper, which is rather attractive if not actually cute - the photo of the extension tube modification!

Danny Yee ¤ $1 at 09:59 EDT on 2005-Oct-06 [Reply]

Grasshopper Giselda says: Hoo-hoo (after Daisy)

Sam, I did like your other shots too, but this one has such a funny tone that it really stands out. I can only echo the others' comments, particulary that of Hans: do submit to appropriate contests, it is a serious contender. BTW, are you selling it somehow? I would rather like it for my doughter!!

Zsombor Cseres-Gergely ¤1 at 03:18 EDT on 2005-Oct-07 [Reply]


Hi! Zsombor
I have replied in writing to yours email mailbox.
Thank you^_^


sam kan HoF ¤1 at 05:38 EDT on 2005-Oct-07 [Reply]

An anthropomorphic macro shot

Well done, Sam. A stunner! wow10

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $1 at 05:35 EDT on 2005-Oct-08 [Reply]

Top Notch

please keep us updated if this wins any other awards/competitions or is published.

David Nielson Win ¤ ¤ $1 at 09:55 EDT on 2005-Oct-08 [Reply]

Will this be...

the perfect 10? We shall see.

I do wish this were in the 2006 Calendar and hope that next year this will be an entry for 2007.

(I can't believe I said that about a bug picture. LOL)

E. Edwin Ennor ~ (Eł) HoF Win ¤ $1 at 13:39 EDT on 2005-Oct-08 [Reply]