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Common Field Grasshopper by kernuak

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I was just putting on my shoes to go out, when I spotted this grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus) through the patio doors. I quickly grabbed the camera and took a few shots. Lighting wasn’t ideal, so I went for a narrow depth of field to emphasise the head.


garden, brown, insect, grasshopper, orthoptera

Microbiologist and photographer living in Somerset in the southwest of England. I specialise in nature photography, from wildlife to landscape. I also self-published my first book in 2011.

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  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Love the focus on the head, nice shot Kernuak..

  • Thanks Jason. I was a little surprised to avoid movement blur, as the shutter speed was well below the inverse of the focal length.

    – kernuak

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyover 5 years ago

    fantastic closeup

  • Thanks John. One downside of macro lenses, they show up where you haven’t cleaned :p.

    – kernuak

  • Catherine  Alexander
    Catherine Ale...over 5 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Catherine.

    – kernuak

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