Jumping around in the dunes by Marjolein Katsma

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amsterdam watersupply dunes, aerdenhout, caelifera, camouflage, grasshopper, insect, nature, orthoptera, zandvoort

While there is an abundance of Fallow deer (some claim, too many) in the Amsterdam Watersupply Dunes (between Zandvoort and Aerdenhout) there’s much more wildlife to be found there.

A white flash seen from the corner of my eye drew my attention to this little fellow, desperately but unsuccessfully trying to hide in the undergrowth – it had perfect camouflage colors, but it was its hopping that gave it away! It also was not nearly as approachable as the City crow I shot yesterday.

Shot handheld at the extreme end of my 45-200mm lens, which unfortunately doesn’t have a macro option. So I had to apply a little focusing trickery and a crop to give this nicely patterned little grasshopper at least a decent presentation here.

(Shot during an early-morning Dutch RedBubbler’s photo walk in the Amsterdam Watersupply Dunes with Erik, Johanna, John, Foppe, Anne-Marie and Annie and her husband Gert.)

Taken in the Amsterdam Watersupply Dunes, Netherlands 2010-08-07
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

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  • John44
    John44about 4 years ago

    A compliment.. and I mean that ..since we all looked for great targets.. you however made a stunning shot of something small that turned out io be Great !
    And that this is : Great shot!
    Fav and bye

    Echt geweldig gisteren!

  • That dim little fellow just gave itself away by jumping! If it had stayed put, I’d never have seen it – the camouflage colors are perfect. :)
    Thank you John!

    Ja, heerlijke dag gisteren!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixabout 4 years ago

    Goed gezien en mooie foto!!!

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Dankjewel, Erik! Ook voor de fave.

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • foppe47
    foppe47about 4 years ago

    Echt heel goed gedaan en dat zonder macro
    Groetjes Foppe

  • ’t Is wel een sukkelttje! Als hij stil was blijven zitten had ik hem/haar nooit gezien! :) Dank voor je mooie commentaar, Foppe, en ook voor de fave!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • angeljootje
    angeljootjeabout 4 years ago

    Deze heb je goed gezien Marjolein,en ook mooi op de foto gekregen!!!
    Groetjes Johanna

  • Dankjewel, Johanna!

    – Marjolein Katsma

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    A fun find & catch!

  • Thanks again, Gena! Yes this dumb little hopper was fun – I like the little things but they can be hard to catch!

    – Marjolein Katsma

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