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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 e2 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 e2 Member 498 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 1:42 PM

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

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 2:13 PM

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

bobpaige1
bobpaige1 e2 Member bobpaige1 vcard
15 Aug 2014 - 2:28 PM

Great image,nice detail.

Bob.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Aug 2014 - 2:41 PM

Excellent Geoff, great detail,
Fred.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 2:44 PM

What a character you have captured here

michaelo
michaelo e2 Member 7michaelo vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 3:44 PM

Stunning detailGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 3:59 PM

Great close-up, Geoff.
Tony

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 4:10 PM

Thanks for popping in, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 4:17 PM

Excellent macro!

MyaGrin

Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1261 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 4:32 PM

Fabulous detailed image

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 4:43 PM

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

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4600 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 4:45 PM

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

cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 - 6:54 PM

Excellent work well done some fine detail

Bob

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41054 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 7:24 PM

Superb detail.

Dave

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 7:29 PM

Super hopper Geoff - well detailed.
Brian.

ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1163 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 7:32 PM

A superb shot. Amazing pin sharp detail

Ade

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 7:33 PM

Crisp as a macro should be
Excellent one Geoff

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 8:08 PM

Quite amazing detail Geoff. Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2014 - 9:29 PM

Stunning detail in this fine image!!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 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
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2014 - 2:25 AM

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

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2014 - 6:02 PM

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

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9102 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
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
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1598 Constructive Critique Points
17 Aug 2014 - 9:10 PM

Ouch! Mind those spikes. Excellent macro.

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2014 - 8:24 PM

Stunning shot lovely detail Geoff love it
mike

DonMc
DonMc e2 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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