I posted something similar a bit ago of this same species but like this shot enough to share another. I had to employ the same strategy to get this shot, encouraging it to move around fully exposed to the camera.
The Red-legged Grasshopper-Melanoplus femurrubrum is possibly our most numerous species, at least in the locations I visit. Easily identified by its namesake postibia and occasionally hind femur showing red, I am almost as happy photographing them repeatedly as I am bullfrogs…almost.
As you may be able to tell, the 180 appears to be as good as ever…maybe better.