PlantHopper

© Ariel Lepor

PlantHopper

mary e. sydlewski December 09, 2006

Gorgous! #569893

Ariel Lepor December 09, 2006

Thanks Mary! #3685916

Margie Hurwich December 09, 2006

What an amazing macro, Ariel! #3685942

Janine Russell level-deluxe December 09, 2006

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

Ariel Lepor December 09, 2006

Thanks Margie and Janine! #3685999

Tarun Bose December 10, 2006

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

Aimee S. McMaster December 10, 2006

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

Cheryl E. Molennor December 10, 2006

Excellent macro Ariel. Gret softness and color #3687194

Ariel Lepor December 10, 2006

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

Janice Sullivan December 10, 2006

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

It's a wonderful shot! #3688870

Ariel Lepor December 10, 2006

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

Kenneth Mucke December 10, 2006

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

Ariel Lepor December 10, 2006

Thank you, Kenneth. ^_^ #3689072

Melissa G. Meiselman December 10, 2006

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 December 10, 2006

Thanks!! #3689079

Ariel Lepor December 12, 2006

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

Aimee S. McMaster January 24, 2007

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

Christopher Budny level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Congratulations, Ariel! Fantastic green composition! #3862138

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Ariel, congratulations on your finalist. #3862513

Ariel Lepor January 24, 2007

Thanks! #3862521

Laurie Daily level-deluxe January 24, 2007

Beautiful Ariel..congrats to you! #3863229

Nobu Nagase January 24, 2007


Many congrats, Ariel! #3863650

Melissa G. Meiselman January 24, 2007

Congratulations Ariel on this beautiful finalist!!! #3863764

Ariel Lepor January 24, 2007

Thank you guys!!! #3864076

Judyann Plante January 24, 2007

Congratulations Ariel!

Judyann ><> #3864090

Dennis Flanagan January 24, 2007

Congratulations Ariel. #3865129

Ariel Lepor January 24, 2007

Thanks! #3865166

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

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

Elizabeth J. Bernier January 25, 2007

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

Colleen Farrell January 25, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor January 25, 2007

Thank you!! #3868968

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 25, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor January 25, 2007

Thank you, Nikki! #3871627

Christopher Budny level-deluxe January 25, 2007

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

Judyann Plante January 25, 2007

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

Judyann ><> #3871703

Ariel Lepor January 25, 2007

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

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic January 25, 2007

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872799

Shawn M. Marymee January 25, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor January 25, 2007

Thank you! #3872947

Sylvia Rossler January 25, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor January 26, 2007

Thanks Sylvia! #3875094

Janine Russell level-deluxe January 26, 2007

Ariel, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3875112

Sharon Day level-classic January 27, 2007

Big congratulations, Ariel!!! #3878650

Ariel Lepor January 27, 2007

Thank you Janine and Sharon! #3880971

Mick Burkey level-classic January 30, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor January 30, 2007

Thank you Mick! #3892877

AMALIA Veralli January 31, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor January 31, 2007

Thank you Amalia! #3897276

Terry L. Ellis level-classic February 01, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor February 01, 2007

Thanks, Terry! #3900611

Cheryl E. Molennor February 01, 2007

A Belated congratulations to you Ariel #3901689

Ariel Lepor February 01, 2007

Thank you Cheryl. #3901903

Elizabeth J. Bernier February 09, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor February 10, 2007

Thanks, Elizabeth! #3934517

maria Warren February 25, 2007

very nice macro wow I love it #3992244

Ariel Lepor February 25, 2007

Thank you Maria! #3992281

Carol Teal July 03, 2007

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 July 04, 2007

Thank you Carol! #4472876

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 10, 2007

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

Ariel Lepor October 10, 2007

Thanks for the nice comment! :) #4908948

Holly Hitchcock January 14, 2008

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

Ariel Lepor January 14, 2008

Thank you! #5338755

Roxanne M. Bubar February 06, 2008

Exquisite #5454551

Ariel Lepor February 06, 2008

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 December 09, 2006

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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