Grasshoppers (Two Photographs)

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Grasshoppers, unlike crickets, jump once and then hide. If you follow their flight they are easy to spot and hopefully to photograph. As you walk along paths in meadows and fields grasshoppers will react to your presence and make that one hop, they will then hide behind stalks or simply stare back at you. I wanted to show how colorful these creatures are, how good their camouflage can be. Given that they are relatively large insects (these are short-horned grasshoppers), they are good for practicing close-up photography, before going on to even smaller creatures.

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17 responses

  1. The detail of the hopper you’ve captured is amazing.

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    November 9, 2015 at 7:07 am

  2. Beautiful photos. Makes grasshoppers like wonderful.

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    November 9, 2015 at 10:25 am

  3. Even the little hairs show up!

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    November 9, 2015 at 11:11 am

  4. Good pics.

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    November 9, 2015 at 12:07 pm

  5. Reminds me of that Pixar movie, Bugs! Great pictures.

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    November 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm

  6. Love this Victor. Is it focus stacked? So Sharp.

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    November 9, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    • Thanks. No I have not got a handle on focus stacking yet. I should try harder. I prefer handheld.

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      November 9, 2015 at 4:10 pm

  7. Such great details on a fascinating subject. I didn’t know that about their jumping habits. Makes them an easier target than most insects.

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    November 9, 2015 at 6:13 pm

  8. Amazing. Well done. Beautiful Photography.

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    November 10, 2015 at 12:15 am

  9. The details you’ve captured are incredible–in the first shot, he actually appears to be sculpted from metal.

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    November 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    • Thanks. They do have a carved appearance. We get pretty close to them.

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      November 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm

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