Grasshoppers, for the most part, try to hide from you when you’re attempting to make a photograph. Much of the time they just launch themselves somewhere else but, if you are lucky, they sidle around the grass stalk.
I focused on the stalk and then, with remote cable in hand, moved around to the side and the hopper obligingly came into the frame and got captured.
Red-legged Grasshopper- Melanoplus femurrubrum
5D Mark IV, 180 macro+2.0 teleconverter, tripod, circular polarizer. I like the color combination on this common grasshopper. They seem to be the ones I see more often than not although yesterday I did see one other as well as some katydids.