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Every insect in one way or another is considered a pest. However, I cannot help but think that their more positive roles in the food chain are ignored. My interest has grown since I began photographing insects. I have been amazed at what I have learned about them. There is no code of conduct with respect to photographing insects like there is for birds. It is interesting to know what to avoid. This grasshopper jumped back into the overgrowth when it first noticed me, then tried to hide and took this pose. My concern is with stressing any animal by my presence. I was thinking that it would move away once I left. In fact when I came back about ten minutes later it had not moved much, it was just lower on the branch. It was apparently much less concerned and turned its back to me.