08.11.2021-2 Armored Vehicle

Kind of stretching things but this was taken in my garage.  The grasshopper was dragging around some debris that was stuck to it by spider silk and struggling to get free, rolling and tumbling-not like Muddy Waters .  The kindly homeowner put a finger on the silk and the hopper pulled free.  My reward…a gratis photo shoot with no modeling fee.

Pine Tree Spur-throated Grasshopper-Melanoplus punctulatus

I have always thought that grasshoppers looked like they are metal plated, like an armored insect.  The lighting makes this look metallic, thus the title.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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10 Responses to 08.11.2021-2 Armored Vehicle

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    A kind heart for a grasshopper in distress!

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    • We rescue a lot of insects, Peter. Most are just trapped in the house so we catch and release them outside. But occasionally one is in trouble and we’ll help if appropriate. I would not take food from a predator despite a fondness for its prey but this was just unfortunate so I helped.


  2. Here’s to the kindly homeowner.

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  3. The grasshopper thanks thee!

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  4. shoreacres says:

    Your insects certainly are making creative use of your home for their photo shoots!

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    • I don’t really have the time to go out for shoots during the week so appreciate the opportunities here in and around the house. It seems every time I go in the yard I see something different.


  5. picpholio says:

    This grasshoper had a guardian angel 🙂 Now he’s the star on your blog !
    Nice shot Stephen.

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