Tag Archives: spur-throated grasshopper

08.09.2022 HIde and Seek

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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09.07.2020-2 Monday Macro-Up Close and Personal with a Red-legged Grasshopper

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

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