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I saw this beautiful orange grasshopper in the meadow and just had to photograph him, but he was reluctant to jump onto a suitable perch. I managed to persuade him to sit on a marigold in the garden, whereupon he discovered that marigolds have a wonderful taste, and he proceeded to munch away to his heart's content!
Apologies for the lack of clicks/comments yesterday, I was out and about with ePZ'er Sandra (aka crookymonsta) showing her some of our beautiful island scenery, and taking a few pics, too!

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:marigold muncher!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:8 Oct 2010 - 5:51 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up / macro, Close=up, General, Grasshopper, Insect, Marigold, Wildlife / nature
Votes:92
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Nikola
Nikola  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 5:54 AM

Lovely shot and the colour display is excellent.

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mishu78
mishu78  5 Canada
8 Oct 2010 - 5:57 AM

Excellent macro shots Carol!

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:01 AM

v1 for me.lesley

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gabriel_flr
8 Oct 2010 - 6:24 AM

A splendour Carol, perfect contrast, amazing colour and details!
Have a nice weekend,
Gabriel

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tashi
tashi  42 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:35 AM

Excellent macro shots. Congrats.

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Jovana63
Jovana63  4 Canada
8 Oct 2010 - 6:39 AM

Like it !

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 - 6:41 AM

Three more fantastic close up shots, Carol, wonderful colours and details.
Roy

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 7:22 AM

Wonderful set of image all very beautiful indeed,
saeid

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paddyman
paddyman  566 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 - 7:25 AM

Super colours in this collection,well done.
Alec.

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 7:41 AM

I can't pick a favourite one today as they are all 3 fabulous!!!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:00 AM

He looks like he is looking at you ...
3 belters
And such bold colours.... lovely

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:02 AM

Wonderful colours and tones! Little monster will probably spend his/her days munching your Marigolds growing more orange as time goes bye! Super set.

Ann

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:19 AM

You certainly have shown to full effect his Body Armour although it is hard to imagine who would eat the fellow.

Grand work.

Rock

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Oleg_Lobzin
8 Oct 2010 - 8:27 AM

Excellent set. Fly and structure are great.
Regards, Oleg.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:35 AM

three brilliant close up's carol fantastic detail and colours can't pick a favourite today like them all Wink
andy

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:39 AM

strewth Carol these are awesome

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 9:49 AM

Lovely shot Carol.
Alvar

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1090 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 9:59 AM

Greedy little beggar! V3 for me, you can see the individual bites!
In all of them he seems to be hanging on to the petal, 'It's mine, you can't have any'.
Moira

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Cormy
Cormy  7 England
8 Oct 2010 - 10:16 AM

Great set Carol.He certainly enjoyed breakfast.Bet he enjoyed his fag afterwards.
Cheers
Alan

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 10:41 AM

Three more beautiful captures.
Joan.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 11:05 AM

Three excellent close-ups again , Carol, the detail here being so good.
Ronnie.

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 11:15 AM

Super shots, the colours are fantastic.

Regards Phil

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 11:55 AM

Brilliant color combination. Glad he liked his perch.

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
8 Oct 2010 - 12:28 PM

bright and beautiful !lovely to see. Gill

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lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
8 Oct 2010 - 12:51 PM

Beautiful set of macro images, well captured.
Allen,

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samarmishra
8 Oct 2010 - 12:57 PM

Hi Carol, as usual A++++++++++ for you, excellent set of images.

Samar.

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 1:41 PM

Excellent details in these Carol.
Regards Richard

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RajaSidambaram

Ideal lighting to bring out the nice colors of the hopper & flower- Raja.

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digital_boi
8 Oct 2010 - 2:24 PM

great light good bugs and wow what a vibrant yellow flower great stuff again Carol

Graham

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 2:56 PM

Another super set Carol, all as good as each other, very well captured.
David

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10495 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 3:23 PM

He looks quite satisfied.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 3:23 PM

lovely and bright and cheerful capture

Linda

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 3:43 PM

What a beauty, enjoying Sun & lunch.

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jase147
jase147  4 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2010 - 3:56 PM

lovely colour and detail , great shot

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 4:15 PM

Excellent! Great shots............Sandy

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 4:16 PM

Looks like a marigold muncher. Really good photography.
jon

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 798 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 4:36 PM

Three stunning shots, beautiful colours, detail and light.
Sylvia

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 4:54 PM

You'd think a hopper of that colour might be drawn to an orange flower for camouflage reasons, but you have helped it discover the delights of a varied menu anyway.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 5:22 PM

He certainly seems to enjoying his meal! Wonderful set of close-ups, Carol, and the lighting is gorgeous, it really picks out the detail on his body.
TrevB Smile

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moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
8 Oct 2010 - 5:54 PM

Where do you find all these bugs Carole, Wink I like V3 as well because of the individual bite marks. Moira

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 6:08 PM

Three excellent macro captures of the Hopper crunching on the Marigolds, Carol, with fine color & details. V1 is my "top pick, today." Have a great Weekend...Peter

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teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 7:31 PM

Wonderful detail, textures and rich vibrant tones Carol. V1 for me by a whisker.
Sylvia

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Dave_Holdham
8 Oct 2010 - 7:45 PM

Great lighting and colour, well captured set

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 8:00 PM

great macro set

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
8 Oct 2010 - 8:04 PM

Superb set of captures Carol.
You have used the light to perfection here.
Excellent details and colours.
Well done.
Have a great weekend.
Robert

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8 Oct 2010 - 8:10 PM

Stunning macro shot V1 for me.

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Traceyflowerpots

A stunning close up Carol full of detail.

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Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
8 Oct 2010 - 9:45 PM

Wonderful macro work again Carol

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goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 10:01 PM

Impeccable macro work Carol - those "drumsticks" of his would look appetising to his enemies...Bill

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Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2010 - 10:22 PM

He's a little beauty and a perfect model too!
Jann
xxx

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HobbitDave
8 Oct 2010 - 10:48 PM

Wonderful colours, and a really excellent set Carol. Wonder if this was with Olly Mk 11? Just curious.
Dave.

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SueTurner  1081 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2010 - 12:41 AM

well captured

Sue

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CherryMartin
9 Oct 2010 - 2:30 AM

great light on these shots.

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 - 11:41 AM

amazing work carol,just catching up with everyones work.ray

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Cor  5 Belgium
9 Oct 2010 - 5:15 PM

Two words > 3 beautys +++++
cor

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hary60  6 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2010 - 9:11 PM

Three super detailed shots well done
Harry

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 12:41 AM

A tremendous trio Carol, this is macrowork of the very highest standard

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Dinney  6 England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2010 - 9:04 AM

Another superb set of macro shots Carol.
Kev

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nickyv32
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10 Oct 2010 - 9:38 PM

We have flowers but no leaves over here due to the slugs, great shots

Nicky x

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