f.8, 1/640, ISO 400, 100mm

Master Po: Do you hear the grasshopper that is at your feet?
Young Caine: [looking down and seeing the insect] Old man, how is it that you hear these things?
Master Po: Young man, how is it that you do not?
-Kung Fu, Pilot episode (1972)
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist!)

14 thoughts on “Grasshopper

  1. Young Caine: Well, Master Po, I’m listening to “Two Steps from Hell” Eldorado. Great epic music, and beats whatever grasshopper sound you are imagining all to heck.

    . . . bu the picture is nice.

  2. Hey Rachael, it’s been too long – been wiped out with the flu and general Korea-induced enervation – so I’m gonna work through your recent posts backwards while I have an annoyance-free window here at work.

    First off, nice grasshopper! (It may mean nothing to you, but a founder-member of one of my favourite alt bands, Mercury Rev, also goes by that moniker.) Next, can you clarify the f-stop you give here? At the risk of displaying my appalling lack of technical know-how, and being the laughing stock of the blogging world (again), should that be 2.8? I’m thinking surely not f 8?!

    • Really it is f8. At 100mm macro distance you only get a shallow DoF even at f8 plus the bug conveniently posed on a grass stem with some distance between it and the ground. Really most obliging.

      Sent from my iPhone


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