Saturday, July 11, 2009

Camera Critters #66 - Ahh, Grasshopper

The fields around the Okanogan house are filling up fast with grasshoppers again.

Last year, I thought they were a nuisance. This year the grasshoppers became photo opportunities. :-)



While the photo quality is nowhere near as good as koand's, he sure was an inspiration for me to take these pictures. Dziękuję bardzo, koand!

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12 comments:

Gaelyn said...

Funny how blogging can open your eyes to a whole different world. According to my bug book these are Differential Grasshoppers recognized by the herringbone pattern of black on the hind thighs. I think the captures are excellent.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sally: What cute critters, I'll play later.

JD and Max said...

Hi Sally - great photos, although I always think grasshoppers look a bit alien-like though, so I wouldn't have liked to have got as close to them as you did! BFN - CJ

twobarkingdogs said...

Did you know you can saute them in oil/butter and that they taste kind of like popcorn? No really. Just make sure you take off the wings before eating. (I used to live in Africa where grasshopers were considered a delicacy!)

Fun photo, thanks for sharing.

Kenia Cris said...

Such great shots! In Brazil it's considered bad luck to kill a grasshopper. How do you feel about it?

Take care and keep smiling! ;)

Kitty said...

Great shots - I love the shape grasshoppers' eyes.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

They look like the Lubbers we have,here in Florida.Are they related?
Lubbers here are a nuisance pest.Are your grasshoppers like that?

Bruce said...

Those are sure pretty grasshoppers!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think your grasshoppers are GREAT!

Sue said...

Cool grasshoppers. Even though I think they're a little creepy. Thanks for sharing.

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots of the grasshoppers. I have seen very few over this way so far.

Karen said...

Those are such cool shots of the grasshoppers, Sally.

I'm more familiar with the green variety and only since I got over here, did I see brown ones..

Re your comment on my blog...I think it's instinct for all dogs to chase things...mine do. But like you, I do say no, which makes the difference. these people were encouraging their dog and laughing.. that's what sickened me about these twits..