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,
Close-up and macro