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Acrida ungarica, more commonly known as the slant faced grasshopper. Very well camouflaged, they are usually green or beige in colour, and are found in grassy meadows and barren areas of scrub.
Have a great weekend, everyone SmileSmile

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:acrida ungarica
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:6 Jul 2013 - 5:46 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Grasshopper, Macro, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:61
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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 6:02 AM

A gorgeous capture - with no sense of scale, it looks absolutely huge!!

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GarrathE
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6 Jul 2013 - 6:23 AM

Absolutely stunning!

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 6:26 AM

Love that eye.. And the circus version in v2!
If he weren't sitting a cross, you wouldn't see him!

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2013 - 6:43 AM

Wow that 3rd shot is awesome, Smile i dont think iwould sleep at night with all these strange and wonderful bugs around. As ever you set the standard.

regards brian.

Last Modified By mossy at 6 Jul 2013 - 6:44 AM

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accipiter
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6 Jul 2013 - 7:21 AM

A super set on images here Carol. I saw many of these in Africa when walking through the veld. Nearly always seen because they flew a short distance as my walking disturbed the grass. I finally managed to get my images from yesterday uploaded. A

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EMJAYCEE
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6 Jul 2013 - 7:23 AM

Impressive as always Carol
Joan..

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bobsblues
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6 Jul 2013 - 7:29 AM

Amazing detailed shots Carol I don't know how you find them, you must glide like a ghost in the meadows SmileSmile
RobWink

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DicksPics
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6 Jul 2013 - 7:40 AM

Three excellent images, Carol!
These wouldn't be what we called 'stick insects', when I was at primary school, would they?

Richard

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
6 Jul 2013 - 7:47 AM

An interesting looking creature.
JNC

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 - 8:20 AM

Amazing looking insect, Carol. Looks like it is made out of wood!

P.

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WhiteRose1
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:22 AM

Now I wonder how they came up with that name! Grin Lovely clarity, Carol, they look as though they've been carved from wood.

Dave

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Badgerfred
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:22 AM

V2 my favourite in this excellent set Carol,
Fred.

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LynneJoyce
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:26 AM

Wow Carol, these are some of your best. Love the model.

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Caziwinkles
6 Jul 2013 - 8:27 AM

Wow! Such clever photography Carol! These are amazing images. Smile

Carol

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CaroleS
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:49 AM

Oh I like him! Three very good shots of this interesting chap!
Carole

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2013 - 9:03 AM

Three great captures Smile

Eileen

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barbarahirst
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6 Jul 2013 - 9:22 AM

So well camouflaged...
Don't know how you find them.
Excellent work as always

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digital_boi
6 Jul 2013 - 9:54 AM

Excellent Carol

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
6 Jul 2013 - 9:58 AM

well spotted ! He looks like a piece of origami ! Wink

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SUE118
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6 Jul 2013 - 10:05 AM

3 great images and what long legs.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
6 Jul 2013 - 10:11 AM

These are lovely images Carol !! Excellent Smile

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ChiliMan
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6 Jul 2013 - 10:12 AM

I agree with Lynne, Carol. These are ammmaaazing. Especially V2 for me. What a weird and wonderful subject too!

Andrew Smile

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Wonderful!

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marktc
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6 Jul 2013 - 10:37 AM

Glad to make such wonderful images 30... magic stuff.

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SlowSong
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6 Jul 2013 - 10:55 AM

How wonderful. It looks as if it's carved out of wood. A beauty.
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TonyDy
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6 Jul 2013 - 11:33 AM

Very well spotted and photographed, Carol - I've never seen one of these before!
Tony

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lonely_oryx
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6 Jul 2013 - 11:34 AM

3 crackers but v2 is my fav

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Irishkate
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6 Jul 2013 - 11:57 AM

Very camouflaged indeed - I was trying to figure out what were legs and what were plant material?
The serrated jointed legs had me looking twice.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
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6 Jul 2013 - 12:11 PM

He certainly has his nose in the air! I think the Creator must have a marvelous sense of humor!

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6 Jul 2013 - 2:29 PM

Stunning close ups Carol we really do live in a wonderful world with amazing insects like this.
Gary

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Alda
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6 Jul 2013 - 4:08 PM

Fascinating GrinGrin

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6 Jul 2013 - 4:25 PM

Don't see many of these around Wakefield either! But I'd imagine these creatures are difficult to see anywhere, they're so well camouflaged! Wink I agree with Chris, it does look like it's carved out of wood...
An excellent set as always, Carol, stunning work Smile
Trev Smile

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6 Jul 2013 - 4:57 PM

Three incredible images Carol

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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6 Jul 2013 - 6:29 PM

Excellent captures, Carol, especially V1!!
George

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DolphinLady
6 Jul 2013 - 7:01 PM

OMGosh, that is fantastic, it looks like a piece of sculpture.
Love all three....well done,
Hilary (*_*)....

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6 Jul 2013 - 7:19 PM

Evenin' Carol
You are certainly producing some good stuff at the moment

+26C today - it was hot at the butterfly locationWink

Adrian

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6 Jul 2013 - 7:58 PM

Unreal looking - you find the best insects to photograph.

Anne

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myrab
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:04 PM

Amazing Carol, just looks like a bit of wood.

Myra

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ChristineD
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:16 PM

Absolutely stunning set of images

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ColleenA
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6 Jul 2013 - 8:46 PM

3 superb captures carol, great photography as usual...arrived in London, great weatherGrinGrin

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Lillian
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6 Jul 2013 - 9:05 PM

Great set again Carol
Going with your stunning V1
Lillian

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6 Jul 2013 - 9:32 PM

Every day is a school day, I have never even heard of this creature, very well captured Carol
and thank you for sharing.
David

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6 Jul 2013 - 10:17 PM

What a wierd and wonderful looking insect Carol, it looks as though it is made out of wood. This is a super set but v1 takes pride of place

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6 Jul 2013 - 10:24 PM

Stunning

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bunbeam
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6 Jul 2013 - 11:19 PM

wow, thats one weird bug, love it.. brillliant
bun Smile

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Chinga
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8 Jul 2013 - 5:39 AM

I think he is the "Unicorn" of the insect World!
How curious Carol! Never seen anything like it!
IB

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