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One of my first insect photographs was this grasshopper on amaranth. The photo surprised me, for it appeared that the grasshopper was looking straight at me.
Grasshoppers look as if they are fashioned from miniature erector sets. Their beautiful exteriors are so finely crafted as their skeletal form reveals function. This metallic Marsh Meadow Grasshopper looked quite handsome in his gilded "suit of armor".
Grasshoppers aren't easy to photograph because they are good at jumping without notice and at hiding in the grass. Another early grasshopper photograph is this one. I call it "Grasshopper trying to scare me!"
March 2016 update: All grasshopper photographs are included in the Orthoptera album.
Keywords: grasshoppers, orthoptera
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