I found this rather good value grasshopper (and a friend) on a Native Mint bush in the Grampians recently. It was blowing a gale – I was holding the bush with one hand and the camera in the other. All things considered it’s not a bad picture! I can’t make any progress on naming the beast – so help or suggestions welcome.
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He's a big one! And that's a lovely contrast on that pretty purple flower. I never know the real names of insects even though I like to photograph them. We have huge greenish-yellow grasshoppers in Florida that everybody there calls 'lubbers' and this looks a little bit like one.ReplyDelete
I'm not very good at naming bugs. I'd say it's a great shot considering windy weather. That always makes it a challenge around here too.ReplyDelete
Nice shot--and what pretty purple flowers he picked to land on. Mickie :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful color and details - great when viewed large!ReplyDelete
Very good and nice macro.ReplyDelete
Regards and best wishes
awesome shot and a pretty lila bug.ReplyDelete
I have no idea what kind of a bug/grasshopper that is but it's pretty cool looking.ReplyDelete
Like the contrast of the green against the purple flowers. I'm always doing the same thing--hold the plant still so I can try to get a photo of a bug or flower.ReplyDelete