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)
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)
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