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This little grasshopper could have hidden on the leaves, but no, he was clinging to the fuzzy orange petals of this “lion’s tail” plant and thus caught my attention. Despite my distance (I was shooting with my 70-300mm zoom lens), the little guy was very aware of me and kept moving. Nevertheless, I managed a few decent captures. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm [600mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], 1/200 sec., f/7.1, ISO 200, overcast)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (July 2012)

Top 10 (2nd Place tie) in “Green Bugs" challenge in Bugs and Animals on Flowers/Foliage in Macro group (July 2014)

Co-winner of “Green Grasshopper” challenge in Tiny Creatures in Macro group (October 2013)

Top 10 in “Grasshopper” challenge in The Power of Simplicity (July 2012)

Featured in Tiny Creatures in Macro (1 January 2014)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 2 years ago

  • Neutro
    Neutroabout 2 years ago

    Excellent shot!!!!!

  • Thank you! Glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! I was very happy with the contrast of green on orange.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Poverty
    Povertyabout 2 years ago

    Glad that you were patient as you have a shot which is great to see. Cheers.Tony.

  • Thank you, Tony! I can be very patient when I have a critter like this in my sights. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineabout 2 years ago

    I don’t think that I have seen a green grasshopper! Those in the summer paddocks of my childhood were always brown! The small ones were locusts.In spite of his movement, you’ve captured a lot of good detail.

  • We also have lots of brown grasshoppers, but the green ones are quite common. Not being a bug expert, I don’t know about the differences. :) Thanks very much for your comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonabout 2 years ago

    Anazing close up! Love his eye!!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi! The stripes in the eye were unnoticed until I saw a large version of the image on my monitor.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous capture.

  • Thank you, Sandra, I’m so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture, Celeste! I love the contrast between the green and orange and that great fuzzy orange spot (very technical term!) under his abdomen!

  • Thank you, Anita! It was the contrast between green and orange that brought this guy to my attention in the first place. It helped that these flowers are very fuzzy and create textural interest.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 2 years ago

    Spectacular is all I can say :-)

  • Thank you very much, Elfie! I really appreciate your enthusiastic support. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot. Great color combination!

  • Thanks very much, Sandra! This grasshopper picked a great place to land. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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