Friday, September 14, 2007

Grasshopper




This large grasshopper watched cautiously as I captured her image. The grasshopper is so heavy with eggs that it was difficult for her to jump let alone fly.

9 comments:

Chad Oneil said...

Wow, a pregnant one!

Nice detail.

Lori said...

I have to smile at this because my daughter is scared silly of grasshoppers. Why, I'm not really sure!

Great capture!

Old Wom Tigley said...

We very rarely see them around here, and the ones we have are very small indeed. This is just beautiful, yours is only the second one like this I have ever seen.. my eye are now wide open to them and I'm off to Google to learn more.

Kerri said...

I'm a little scared of grasshoppers myself. Not because they are really scary, but because they can jump out at you from nowhere and really catch you off guard. I really like this shot!

Chad Oneil said...

Great new header!

lv2scpbk said...

I'm surprised it didn't hop away before you got the shot. Nice close up.

ASH said...

Awesome photo. Its not every day you can see the pattern on the legs of a pregnant grasshopper!

Sand said...

Nice capture, and a pregnant one at that!

Catherine said...

Beautiful grasshopper shot...and she's pregnant, what a capture!!

Catherine