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I don't like Cricket......

By NDODS    
Thank your all for your wonderful comments and vote following yesterdays upload, a further mention going to Bxox(Zoran), Chrissie3(Chrissie) and Richowil(Bill) for presenting me with their User Awards.

This image of a Meadow Grasshopper was captured with previous uploads whilst out and about with my camera in a local meadow.

The Meadow Grasshopper is a resident of mainly damp, unimproved pastures and meadows. Grasshoppers go through a series of moults from wingless nymphs to winged adults, shedding their exoskeletons as they grow. Nymphs are present from April onwards, turning into adults in June who feed on plants and grass. Males can be seen displaying to females by rubbing their legs against their wings to create a 'song' - in this case, a regular 'rrrr' sound. After mating, the eggs are laid in the soil in a pod, ready to hatch the following spring.

The Meadow Grasshopper is mostly green in colour, with a dark grey-brown stripe running across the flank to the eye, but brown and purplish forms also occur. It has short forewings that do not reach to the end of its abdomen and are particularly short in females. It is similar to the Field Grasshopper, but without the 'hairy chest'. Best identified by its song, which is a regular

I hop that you gave a wonderful day

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Grass Meadow Grass hopper Wildlife and nature

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
20 Jul 2013 7:46AM
Great info, lovely capture, Nathan.

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20 Jul 2013 8:04AM
A smashing follow up Nathan.

John Smile
20 Jul 2013 8:05AM
Let's hope this one has a good innings Nathan, super image,
20 Jul 2013 8:07AM
An informative write up to complement an excellent image, Nathan!
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 8:13AM
Good work Master Po Wink

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
20 Jul 2013 8:15AM
He's a beauty, Nathan, lovely markings, super capture. Enjoy your weekend. Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
20 Jul 2013 8:28AM
Another great capture from you, including excellent narrative...have a great Saturday
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 8:33AM

Quote:Best identified by its song,

And I shall be singing all day. Someone had better post the link...

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 8:51AM
Beautiful image - such detail. Fab. Smile

Excellent macro work.. The title made me GrinGrin too.
I'm very much enjoying seeing your insects Nathan, wonderful macros, beautiful detail !! GrinGrin

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 9:54AM
A excellent magro image Nathan, great introSmile

20 Jul 2013 10:08AM
Excellent picture - shows all his colours etc.
20 Jul 2013 10:19AM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
20 Jul 2013 10:31AM
Me neither but iam a heathen Northerner GrinGrinGrin

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
20 Jul 2013 10:32AM

Quote:oh no
I love it

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 10:44AM
An excellent image NathanSmile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
20 Jul 2013 10:45AM
I find it almost incomprehensible that one of her majesty's subjects does not like cricket Smile A lovely hopper though !!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
20 Jul 2013 10:50AM
Lovely capture with beautiful background Nathan.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
20 Jul 2013 11:15AM
.... I love it...... too, but the 10cc version Grin

A cracking cricket, Nathan.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 11:15AM
You did very well to spot this camouflaged fella!
Excellent work Nathan.
dudler Plus
14 706 1354 England
20 Jul 2013 11:24AM
I love it...

(As 10cc put it...)
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 11:26AM
Exquisite shot Nathan. Perfectly timed and exposed.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
20 Jul 2013 11:34AM
Excellent detail
I love this cricket with this background. Well done Nathan.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
20 Jul 2013 11:41AM
Can't say I'm a fan either, but I do like your cricket here, Nathan! Wink Excellent shot Smile
Trev Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
20 Jul 2013 11:49AM
A Great image and infoSmile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
20 Jul 2013 12:21PM
An excellent capture Nathan. And good info on it.......Sandy
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 12:59PM
Not even going to click on the song...I want a peaceful dayWinkWink
great shot Nathan
S_Psharma 5 1 India
20 Jul 2013 12:59PM
An excellent macro shot.
a great comment on a great image[supere].

User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 1:39PM
Another super image Nathan, the little blighters wont stay still long enough for me.
Regards, Alf.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
20 Jul 2013 1:49PM
I hope he is a good ''singer'' to attract the females Nathan,
as he is not the prettiest boy I have seen !!
Good shot.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
20 Jul 2013 1:50PM
Excellent close-up, Nathan Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
20 Jul 2013 1:53PM
You managed to capture a grasshopper--- An amazing feat-- wonderful image!
20 Jul 2013 4:16PM
Lovely macro Nathan. Don
20 Jul 2013 4:21PM
Very fine catch Nathan! I think this isn`t one of the easiest things to do. Very well done indeed + excellent narrative !----- Jukka.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 5:38PM
You're good at these Nathan! Impressive. Smile
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 5:40PM
I don't either but I do like this Cricket,

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 6:02PM
Lovely detailed shot Nathan, and nice informative write up
myrab 12 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 6:28PM
Another super image Nathan, the info is great,

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 7:25PM
Another stunning image Nathan with immaculate detail and brilliant information. Superb.
20 Jul 2013 8:50PM
Another great capture and information
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2013 8:50PM
Well spotted Nathan and a good shot
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2013 1:44PM
Good choice of colour in your subject Nathan!
Excellent capture! IB
21 Jul 2013 10:13PM
Great shot. Cathy
Franko59 6 3 2 England
22 Jul 2013 5:37PM
Nice and natural great presentation,regards Ian
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 3:40PM
Howzat for a terrific catch Nathan, you've bowled the epzers' over with this one!Grin

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