08.29.2021 Sunday Night with the Hopper

Lots of insects at the wet meadow this morning.  This hopper was my first encounter.

Red-legged Grasshopper-Melanoplus femurrubrum

I continue to be impressed with this 180+2.o combo.  These are pretty common and can be large enough in numbers to be garden pests.  I have never seen one eating anything so far.


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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14 Responses to 08.29.2021 Sunday Night with the Hopper

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Amazing details, Steve, right down to the hairs on its belly. Wow!

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  2. Such a beautiful close up image.

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  3. Nice details, of course, and the green offers a good contrast with the reddish parts of the grasshopper.

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  4. Ann Mackay says:

    Wow, that is both beautiful and fantastically detailed – I’m well impressed Steve! 🙂

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  5. Great image Steve! Love the detail!

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  6. Gorgeous capture and wonderful detail, Steve!

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  7. The complexity of that creature is astounding! What a joy it must be to get it on your camera.

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