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I sat and watched this grasshopper, perched on the stem of a wild verbascum, as he chomped his way through the flower, seemingly oblivious to me and the camera. It was only when he had finshed his meal did he leap off into the dry grass.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:going....going....gone!
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:20 Jul 2010 - 5:48 AM
Tags:Bug, Close-up, Close-up / macro, General, Grasshopper, Insect, Macro, Verbascum, Wildlife / nature
Votes:76
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mishu78
mishu78  5 Canada
20 Jul 2010 - 6:00 AM

Wow Great set of images.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:01 AM

He made short work of that plant Carol.Good set as ever.
Tom.

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
20 Jul 2010 - 6:12 AM

They are munchers huh, brilliant set Carol
Glen

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:30 AM

Excellent set Carol and well presented. These liitle monkeys have eated my 'yesterday,today & tomorrow' plant!!!!! They have a ferocious appetite.
Carol

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 6:31 AM

What a stunning set of images, Carol, fabulous details.
Roy

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:35 AM

A great set of shot's and doesn't he have a lovely face.

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W1ldside
W1ldside  4 United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:55 AM

Hi C ~ Thanks for the thumbs up today as ever .....
Love the composition here ~ the extra splash of colour is a great combination and an uplift to the overall picture throughout the set of images
Regards Rick

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:01 AM

like the splash of colour while it lasted, the set works really well. as an individual i like v3.lesley

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:14 AM

magnificent set Carol

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84313 forum posts England163 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:15 AM

Beautifully sharp!

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:18 AM

brilliant set of detailed captures carol cracking colour and light v1 and v3 for me today nice ones Wink
andy

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
20 Jul 2010 - 7:21 AM

Superb serie Carol. +++++
cor

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Graham_P
Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:22 AM

Some nice detail in these Carol, V3 for me,
Graham.

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Tracy_Young
20 Jul 2010 - 7:28 AM

Wonderful series of shots, a story beautifully told

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paddyman
paddyman  566 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 7:33 AM

wonderful set of images Carol,well done.
Alec.

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RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:41 AM

Lovely set of shots! Nicely done.

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:46 AM

Don't blink or you'll miss it ! - well done Carol...Bill

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:49 AM

Such a lot of detail on such a small creature. Amazing!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 8:09 AM

Brilliant photos Carol
The prickly under body is something else
Superb detail as always

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
20 Jul 2010 - 8:41 AM

Wonderful set, such pin sharp detail,l ove the colours

Nicky

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1073 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 8:59 AM

V5 made me laugh out loud, there's such an identifiable expression on that face - 'Who, me?' But the series is excellent, telling, and rather scary. Think of a swarm descending on your garden, or your crop...
Moira

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 9:00 AM

You certainly have some very big and hungry hoppers out there - a great set with the usual excellent detail

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
20 Jul 2010 - 9:05 AM

Cracking set carol great gray,

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 9:41 AM

fantastic work carol,well done.ray

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 9:47 AM

Superb set of well detailed macro's.
Steve.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 9:59 AM

The little devil!! Look of pure bliss on that face in your final image. Love this set, so full of colour, detail and fun!!

Ann

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HobbitDave
20 Jul 2010 - 10:24 AM

Another wonderful set, Carol. He looks a Happy Hopper! v.3 by a hair's breadth for me today. Super macro shots.
Dave.

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Tom-Melton
20 Jul 2010 - 10:26 AM

wow what a superb sequence of shots

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:06 AM

gret set of macro shots

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PauloNascimentoPhotography

excellent macro set, great work!
Paulo

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RajaSidambaram
20 Jul 2010 - 12:21 PM

The meal of the grasshopper has turned out to be the meal of your camera, Carol. Credible captures, but at the loss of a beautiful,yellow, orange & magenta colored flower - Raja.

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Joline
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20 Jul 2010 - 12:29 PM

Never get between a man and his mealSmile

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:19 PM

He seems to have short work of that, Carol! An excellent sequence of images, top quality.
TrevB Smile

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:27 PM

Fab set Carol, couldn't choose a fav,
Geoff.

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videotec
videotec  6 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 1:43 PM

A cracker of a set Carol, all SO sharp.
Pete

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Silverzone
20 Jul 2010 - 1:48 PM

Superb pictorial story line, great title. Sylvia

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 2:29 PM

Great images, so very well detailed.
Joan.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 2:43 PM

Tons of detail!

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
20 Jul 2010 - 3:54 PM

Superb serie Carol.
Stunning details in them all.
Robert

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digital_boi
20 Jul 2010 - 4:18 PM

one of the best sets so far cannot choose detail is just superb ....think the orange vignette this morning shocked a few but was a refection of my mood this morning heheh thanks for you comment as always click

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 4:51 PM

Wow he's a plump one! Fantastic set of images, Patti

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viscostatic
20 Jul 2010 - 5:11 PM

Great photography Carol - a fantastic sequence.

Phil.

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:25 PM

Grub first I suppose.
jon

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accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:33 PM

fine set of close ups, Carol. A

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:55 PM

Fab Five Carol,excellent macro work as ever.

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Campbell
Campbell  5 Scotland
20 Jul 2010 - 8:50 PM

Lovely shots Carol , nive detail.
Peter

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:18 PM

Brilliant Carol!
Jann
xxx

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Stace
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20 Jul 2010 - 10:28 PM

Cracking images Carol

Stace

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:59 PM

Just wonderful detail from you Carol - as always. The lovely yellow flower just adds that something extra which makes the captures so much more interesting.

Sue

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:10 PM

Marvellous set, Carol. I didn't take it long to chomp through that flower, right enough.
Ronnie.

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samarmishra
21 Jul 2010 - 3:34 AM

Great shot Carol. Very detailed image...

Samar

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6249 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 5:29 PM

Simply stunning series Carol - superb detail throughout.
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21 Jul 2010 - 9:26 PM

A cracking set of close ups of this champion chomper, a sensational sequence of shots indeed and great fun with the mouseover, where you can see him devour the flower at breakneck speed!

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SandraKay
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22 Jul 2010 - 10:10 AM

Hard to believe how small these grasshoppers are - your brilliant shot makes it look to be giant sized.
Sandra

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 - 9:27 PM

all amazing
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