Grasshopper From Above by AuntDot

1122 views as of Sept 13, 2014

Another view of the large grasshopper I found in my front yard in Dunnellon, Florida. I was really intrigued by the array of colors and patterns on it. It is an Eastern Lubber Grasshopper.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
Cropped and tuned slightly in Picasa3

Top Ten Winner in the “Insects on something man made” challenge in Absolute Clarity, Sept. 13, 2014

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    lovely closeup

  • Thank you, Robert! Lovely, but creepy too!

    – AuntDot

  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberalmost 5 years ago

    He’s very colorful!! Good shot, AuntieD!!

  • Thanks, Susana! He was huge!

    – AuntDot

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertalmost 5 years ago

    Nature sure is wonderful …. beautiful patterns & colours.
    Fabulous shot!! :-)

  • Yes, the colors and patterns were so interesting. It still creeped me out, though! I’m not a bug lover!

    – AuntDot

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonalmost 5 years ago

    Nice capture! It is amazing all the colors in the birds and insects that you notice after taking the photo.

  • You are so right. I never knew a grasshopper could be so colorful! Thank you, Monte.

    – AuntDot

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Dot. You really got wonderful detail and colors… Stunning image.

  • I even surprised myself with not shaking the camera, this guy creeped me out so much. LOL Thanks so much, Carol!

    – AuntDot

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture, they are creepy looking.

  • That they are! Thanks, Kathy!

    – AuntDot

  • Morag Bates
    Morag Batesalmost 5 years ago

    Super detail Dot. Amazing !

  • Thanks very much, Morag.

    – AuntDot

  • Elaine Short
    Elaine Shortalmost 5 years ago

    a fantastic capture with great detail:)

  • Thank you so much, Elaine. Nice to have you visit and comment!

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 5 years ago

    Nature is so wonderful…nice shot!

  • Thanks much, Gena!

    – AuntDot

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