Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Rare Grasshopper
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I came across this creature during my trip to the Lycian coast in the south of Turkey, at small nature resort in a place called 'Kabak' where there are tree houses within woods from which it's a few minutes walk to a beach. I'm not a specialist in insects & bugs so I did some research and it looks like a short winged grasshopper, probably a female one. This one seems to be quite unique as it's pink (similar to the color of skin) which I have read is quite rare. I chose this picture for Travel & Nature as on the right you can see the green nature in the background, and on the left you see a door which can symbolize travel/accommodation. What I also really like is the focus on the spikes on her legs, and that she seems to bee looking straight into the lens.
Submitted: Friday, 7th October, 2011 11:47 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 30th July, 2005
Focal length: 29.5 mm
Shutter speed: 2/53 sec
Aperture: F6.7
ISO: 100
Notes: I have many more suitable sharper & newer pictures, taken with my Nikon D700, but I chose this one (which I took with my old Nikon Coolpix 5700) as it seems to be the perfect picture for this contest.
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