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By FeatherFriend
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,

Tags: Devon Grasshopper Close-up and macro Torbay Hollacombe farm

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JohnoP 14 2
15 Aug 2014 1:20PM
Fabulous detail on this Geoff...and it looks so at ease on those prickly spines! Beautiful overall capture! Smile John

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PhilT2 Plus
10 531 31 England
15 Aug 2014 1:42PM
Stunning detail.......Very fine shot
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
15 Aug 2014 2:13PM
Super detail in the hopper..............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Great image,nice detail.

15 Aug 2014 2:41PM
Excellent Geoff, great detail,
barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 2:44PM
What a character you have captured here
michaelo Plus
13 15 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 3:44PM
Stunning detailGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 3:59PM
Great close-up, Geoff.
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
15 Aug 2014 4:10PM
Thanks for popping in, really appreciated,
Excellent macro!

User_Removed 7 920 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 4:32PM
Fabulous detailed image
11 10 10 England
15 Aug 2014 4:43PM
Things that jump make me jump as well!!! The detail in this image is amazing.
Niknut Plus
10 2.6k 82 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 4:45PM
Cracking shot !!.....impressive clarity in this beauty !.Smile
cabbie Plus
13 31 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 6:54PM
Excellent work well done some fine detail

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
15 Aug 2014 7:24PM
Superb detail.

bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
15 Aug 2014 7:29PM
Super hopper Geoff - well detailed.
ade123 7 285 1 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 7:32PM
A superb shot. Amazing pin sharp detail

Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2014 7:33PM
Crisp as a macro should be
Excellent one Geoff
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
15 Aug 2014 8:08PM
Quite amazing detail Geoff. Superb shot.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
11 411 2 England
15 Aug 2014 9:29PM
Stunning detail in this fine image!!
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
15 Aug 2014 11:20PM
Thank you for your comments, really appreciated,
16 Aug 2014 1:17AM
well done
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
16 Aug 2014 2:25AM
A very interesting and informative intro to accompany this beautifully detailed shot of the 'hopper'.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
16 Aug 2014 6:02PM
Fantastic detail and clarity in this awesome macro Geoff, you've really mastered this macro photography
DerekL 15 218 24 England
16 Aug 2014 10:12PM
Nice image with good detail Geoff.
This macro lark has it's downsides, besides the prickles and scratches, I've got fly bites on both arms from over 3 weeks ago.WinkWinkWink

pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2133 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2014 9:10PM
Ouch! Mind those spikes. Excellent macro.
18 Aug 2014 8:24PM
Stunning shot lovely detail Geoff love it
DonMc 11 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2014 10:42AM
They are so difficult to capture! Super Macro!SmileSmileSmile
viscostatic 13 45 7 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2014 4:08PM
A beautiful insect and a beautiful image with great light.


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