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A Grasshopper is an amazing insect that can leap 20 times the length of its own body. If you or I could do that, we would be able to jump almost 40 yards!
A Grasshopper does not actually 'jump'. What they do is use their legs as a catapult. They can both jump and fly and they can reach a speed of 8 miles per hour when flying.
The first three or four I tried to photograph just jumped (as they do) before I even got the lens anywhere near, however this one decided to play ball for a few moments but my knees and elbows ended up in a state from the thorns. I believe there are roughly 18,000 different species so I'm not sure which one this is.
I would add that he BG has been tided up a little to remove distractions from the subject.
Many thanks for the comments on the previous shot and a special thank you to DerekL, Ron (Maiwand), ade123, Herge88 and Yung (dmhuynh72 for the UA's, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 105mm f/2.8 macro VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:105mm
Aperture:f/16
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Flash:No Flash
Title:Grasshopper
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:19 Aug 2014 - 10:49 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

JohnoP
JohnoP Plus Member 9JohnoP vcard
15 Aug 2014 - 1:20 PM

Fabulous detail on this Geoff...and it looks so at ease on those prickly spines! Beautiful overall capture! Smile John

PhilT2
PhilT2 Plus Member 5118 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 1:42 PM

Stunning detail.......Very fine shot

NaturesHaven
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15 Aug 2014 - 2:13 PM

Super detail in the hopper..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

bobpaige1
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15 Aug 2014 - 2:28 PM

Great image,nice detail.

Bob.

Badgerfred
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15 Aug 2014 - 2:41 PM

Excellent Geoff, great detail,
Fred.

barbarahirst
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15 Aug 2014 - 2:44 PM

What a character you have captured here

michaelo
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15 Aug 2014 - 3:44 PM

Stunning detailGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

TonyDy
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15 Aug 2014 - 3:59 PM

Great close-up, Geoff.
Tony

FeatherFriend
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15 Aug 2014 - 4:10 PM

Thanks for popping in, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 2 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 4:17 PM

Excellent macro!

MyaGrin

Quoise
Quoise Plus Member 2489 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 4:32 PM

Fabulous detailed image

EMJAYCEE
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15 Aug 2014 - 4:43 PM

Things that jump make me jump as well!!! The detail in this image is amazing.
Joan

Niknut
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15 Aug 2014 - 4:45 PM

Cracking shot !!.....impressive clarity in this beauty !.Smile

cabbie
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15 Aug 2014 - 6:54 PM

Excellent work well done some fine detail

Bob

WhiteRose1
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15 Aug 2014 - 7:24 PM

Superb detail.

Dave

bricurtis
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15 Aug 2014 - 7:29 PM

Super hopper Geoff - well detailed.
Brian.

ade123
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15 Aug 2014 - 7:32 PM

A superb shot. Amazing pin sharp detail

Ade

Lillian
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15 Aug 2014 - 7:33 PM

Crisp as a macro should be
Excellent one Geoff

Maiwand
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15 Aug 2014 - 8:08 PM

Quite amazing detail Geoff. Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

richmowil
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15 Aug 2014 - 9:29 PM

Stunning detail in this fine image!!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 11:20 PM

Thank you for your comments, really appreciated,
Geoff.

MikeMaestro
16 Aug 2014 - 1:17 AM

well done

RonnieAG
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16 Aug 2014 - 2:25 AM

A very interesting and informative intro to accompany this beautifully detailed shot of the 'hopper'.
R.

Glostopcat
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16 Aug 2014 - 6:02 PM

Fantastic detail and clarity in this awesome macro Geoff, you've really mastered this macro photography

DerekL
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16 Aug 2014 - 10:12 PM

Nice image with good detail Geoff.
This macro lark has it's downsides, besides the prickles and scratches, I've got fly bites on both arms from over 3 weeks ago.WinkWinkWink

Derek

pamelajean
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17 Aug 2014 - 9:10 PM

Ouch! Mind those spikes. Excellent macro.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 8:24 PM

Stunning shot lovely detail Geoff love it
mike

DonMc
DonMc Plus Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 - 10:42 AM

They are so difficult to capture! Super Macro!SmileSmileSmile
Don

viscostatic
12 Sep 2014 - 4:08 PM

A beautiful insect and a beautiful image with great light.

Phil.

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