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Leaf Hopper

By daffydill56
Leaf hoppers may go unnoticed by many of us as they are so tiny, 1 cm or less, and live in long grasses. They hop about like grasshoppers, but bury themselves deep in the grass if they think they are under threat, so not easy to capture at all!!

I took this after being inspired by a good friend of mine a couple of years ago, and it has taken me all this time to get a successful, in focus shot!

I had to clean the background up a lot, because there were a lot of unwanted grasses acting as a distraction.

A small crop as well, to bring out the detail.

ISO400, f13,1/40th sec

Thanks for viewing,


Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: ashley, mitchy81, Arty and 51 more

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ColouredImages 15 47 35 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 5:50PM
Ugly little beggar isn't he, but a good macro shot nevertheless

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shandoor 10 1 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 5:58PM
Super macro shot wonderful detail and colours
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
12 Jul 2009 6:38PM
Really fine clean and well exposed macro Fran.
franfoto 12 2 32 England
12 Jul 2009 6:57PM
Well worth the time spent on it Fran, something none of us see very often in our gardens and now I know why after reading your info.
Nice detail in the bug and well done with the background.
HUMIE 12 2 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2009 7:33PM
painstaking work Fran...well worth it .

12 Jul 2009 8:54PM
Great macro Fran
maryg 11 66 18 Scotland
12 Jul 2009 10:00PM
Superb , well worth the hard work
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 12:18AM
thats a pretty one, great capture
jeanmarie 10 12 England
13 Jul 2009 1:27AM
superb close-up, fantastically clear. jeanette
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 5:18AM
Good work Fran. my favourite Macro subjects there are so many.

KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
13 Jul 2009 7:20AM
Beautiful! The details are wonderful.
JohnDyer 13 72 2 England
13 Jul 2009 7:46PM
Nicely sharp

MandsH 12 England
13 Jul 2009 11:22PM
Superb shot
daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2009 11:44PM
My sincere thanks to you all for taking the time to look and comment.

PatriciaWilson 15 615 58 Greece
11 Dec 2010 4:23AM
worth the effort, Fran, lovely result.

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