Tag Archives: orthoptera
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. … Continue reading
These may be short-winged but that certainly does not describe their antennae. Conocephalus brevipennis I received the diffusers for the twin flash and they seem to reduce the specular highlights a fair amount. This has been a good year for insect … Continue reading
The 180 came back last week and this weekend was my first time out with it. Saturday was a big disappointment. Pretty much every image was not very good as a result of everything coated with so much dew that … Continue reading
Maybe a different or possibly the same Fork-tailed Bush Katydid-Scudderia furcata I previously posted. Just hanging out on one of our milkweed leaves waiting for dark and the concert to begin. Handheld with the 40D plus twin flash.
As far as I can tell, these Red-legged Grasshoppers (Melanoplus femurrubruml are our most ubiquitous orthopteran in my locale. I rarely see another but I am not beating the bushes looking for them either. How the red-legged grasshopper got his name … Continue reading