Thursday, May 22, 2014
Grasshopper On Wood
Grasshoppers abound in our yard. When I was a little kid, I would catch them in my hand (that required skill!) and dangle them by one leg. Yes, I might have had PETA knocking on my door if they'd known, but they didn't... and I didn't know who they were back then (the good times, right?). And besides, I was examining the grasshoppers. Now, I photograph them. And sometimes that requires skill. Those little guys can jump off-screen in a split-second! The one above did not. It was about the slowest grasshopper I've ever seen. Eventually, it did bound away. But not before I snapped some photos really close-up.
It was about 2 or 3 in the afternoon when I took this photo. Being able to see little hairs on the grasshopper is a little weird, yes, but kind of cool for a beginner-level DSLR like mine.
Tell me about the best macro insect photo you ever took!