Crazy Bug

© Tess L. Yee

Crazy Bug

Tammy M. Anderson Student 11/13/2009 3:11:26 AM

Excellent details and lightin, Tess. Terrific find. #1204504

Henry Miller 11/13/2009 3:19:16 AM

Great capture with nice details, I think the real name foe this is Dissosteira carolina or better yet grasshopper!! #8127133

Michelle Alton 11/13/2009 3:50:19 AM

A blue-eyed grasshopper! Unique to me! I hope your knees are not to bitten, because this is a wonderful image. #8127263

Jeff W. Robinson 11/13/2009 3:53:19 AM

Terrific effort and capture Tess! Photography is more of a workout than most people realize:) Jeff #8127277

Nikki McDonald 11/13/2009 4:05:05 AM

Great color, light and detail, Tess. So glad he cooperated for you. #8127331

Tiia Vissak 11/13/2009 4:06:46 AM

a wonderful close-up! #8127339

Renata Gusciora 11/13/2009 4:07:39 AM

Fabulous macro,wow,great details and fantastic lighting,Tess! #8127348

Jyri Vissak 11/13/2009 4:10:57 AM

Great macro! Beautiful composition and colours. #8127366

Kate Jackson 11/13/2009 4:16:14 AM

Great effort Tess and a great tip! #8127392

Claudia Kuhn 11/13/2009 4:20:19 AM

Wonderful color and details Tess! #8127425

Alan L. Borror 11/13/2009 4:28:27 AM

Fantastic macro, Tess! Great detail and color. #8127479

Dominick M. Dimacale 11/13/2009 4:31:48 AM

Lovely macro image, Tess.

Dominick #8127506

Gord MacEachern 11/13/2009 4:34:33 AM

Lovely portrait of this little beastie Tess , great lighting and detail! #8127528

Agnes Fegan 11/13/2009 4:41:15 AM

Wow...terrific closeup and details Tess. #8127578

Amy M. Wilson 11/13/2009 4:41:50 AM

Great details, clarity and lighting, Tess! #8127581

Joy Rector 11/13/2009 5:02:27 AM

awesome capture #8127673

Val Feldman 11/13/2009 5:14:47 AM

Fantastic macro, Tess, full of color and a giant dose of detail! Love his blue eye! #8127708

Marilyn Cornwell 11/13/2009 5:27:47 AM

The composition is perfect - well placed! #8127756

Sabrina Ryan 11/13/2009 6:03:52 AM

Excellent macro of this cute insect, Tess! #8127856

Julie Burnett 11/13/2009 6:04:36 AM

Terrific details and comp, Tess, love the blue eye!! #8127859

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 11/13/2009 7:10:38 AM

I don't know his name, Tess. But he sure is a beauty. Fantastic macro shot. #8128061

ROLAN NARMAN 11/13/2009 7:13:36 AM

Gorgeous macro Tess! #8128079

Melissa Gurdus 11/13/2009 7:18:08 AM

Outstanding close up with ultra sharp detail and vibrant color, Tess!! #8128106

Jack Ryan 11/13/2009 7:26:26 AM

Excellent detail and color in this well composed image. That eye is awesome. Great work. #8128156

Monnie Ryan 11/13/2009 7:29:18 AM

I'm not sure I want to know what it is, Tess, but you certainly captured it well! #8128168

Kathleen Brennan 11/13/2009 7:33:32 AM

Great detail and color! Cool bug capture! #8128190

Jeana Clark 11/13/2009 7:44:42 AM


Well...I waws going to guess
a Green Grasshopper....
The details lighting and color
are awesome here Tess!!!
Weird eyes!! LOL!!

~J~ #8128235

David Phalen 11/13/2009 8:00:44 AM

VERY much worth the effort!! Spectacular comp, colors and details in this beauty!! #8128267

Carla Metzler 11/13/2009 8:06:51 AM

Great detail and lighting. Great job, Tess! #8128278

Mary Alston 11/13/2009 8:19:41 AM

Great find. The colors are amazing, especially the blue eye. #8128303

Tess L. Yee 11/13/2009 9:05:54 AM

Thanks for each and every awesome comment!

Grasshoppers have short, thick antennae, rather than the long and slender antennae exhibited here. That's why I thought it might be a katydid.

If I weren't the lazy rebel that I am, I would have been carrying a tripod, and could have placed the creature out of the direct sunlight...

*shrugs* #8128389

Kay Beausoleil 11/13/2009 10:32:26 AM

The direct sun gave you a shadow which adds to the interest of this great image, Tess. Love the POV and the colours of the insect! #8128600

Hal Bambrick 11/13/2009 11:09:47 AM

WOW!!!,Lot of work but you got a GREAT Capture Tess!!!!!. #8128670

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 11/13/2009 11:10:11 AM

Amazing clarity and composition here Tess. Beautiful image.
JP #8128671

Mike Clime 11/13/2009 12:19:49 PM

Excellent macro, light and details! #8128809

Jessica Jenney 11/13/2009 12:37:37 PM

Terrific lighting, detail and color, Tess! #8128846

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 11/13/2009 4:09:44 PM

Awesome shote, Tess!!! :-) k #8129222

Thomas E. Hinds 11/13/2009 5:35:34 PM

Beautiful macro, Tess, with such vibrant color and detail! I'm amazed! #8129374

Patrick Rouzes 11/13/2009 7:40:56 PM

WOW, I cannot believe those detail & colors! The focus, clarity & lighting are amazing too! WINNER in my books,Tess! #8129570

Ujjwal Mukherjee 11/13/2009 9:00:04 PM

Such a wonderful image,Tess! Terrific colours,details,capture and presentation!! Super!!! #8129680

Nancy L. Green 11/13/2009 9:30:31 PM

Love that bl;ue eye Tess, very well done!!! <>< #8129703

Kathy Salerni 11/13/2009 9:52:20 PM

Your great determination ppai off, Tess! This is a awesome image! I think you should name him "Ole Blue Eyes" #8129729

Barbara Waldoch 11/14/2009 12:18:49 AM

He is a beauty, so colourful, Tess! #8129828

Manuel Barrera 11/14/2009 2:13:34 AM

Thus far at the age of 60 I have been blessed that I am still able to bend my knees without problems, my back that is another story, great macro. #8129940

Susan M. Campbell 11/14/2009 7:00:04 AM

I love macro photography. Wonderful close up Tess. Remarkable detail. #8130536

Lynn M. Whitt 11/14/2009 8:11:14 AM

Great clarity, details, and light... #8130685

rony sagy 11/14/2009 1:19:03 PM

Wonderful Macro, Tess. Awesome clarity, color, detail and - terminology - taking this guy to new heights. #8131068

Linda M. Walker 11/14/2009 5:58:21 PM

You did well with this one...fantastic details #8131468

Maria A. Gonzalez 11/15/2009 5:23:32 AM

Hi Tess,Excellent detail on this great captured close-up and macro photo..
You are right about grasshopers antennae being short...I would have called it a katydid too..not sure thought.
Very well defined and captured. #8132482

John Connolly 11/15/2009 1:24:17 PM

I haven't a clue as to what this little critter is Tess, but it sure is a great macro portrait of it! Well done! #8133615

Dick W. Wyatt 11/16/2009 1:30:34 AM

Living in bug free Florida I can't ID your bug.
Great picture. Love the details.

Did I mention I have some swamp land for sale? #8134555

Marty Straub 11/16/2009 7:18:20 AM

Wonderful detail in this macro, Tess, you crazy bug capturer. #8135533

Mark Dodge 11/16/2009 9:24:13 AM

Excellent details. Love the blue hues in its eye. #8135992

Tess L. Yee 11/18/2009 4:01:58 AM

Thank you, one and all, for the fabulous comments on my crazy bug!

Now that Dick has offered to sell me his swamp land, who knows what creatures I'll find to shoot! #8141180

Chris Ebben 11/19/2009 9:42:02 PM

I like Kathy's suggestion, "Ole Blue Eyes". Your efforts paid off well=^..^= #8146470

Summer A. Kozisek 11/20/2009 2:47:58 AM

Another great macro Tess, I love his eye!! #8146806

Tess L. Yee 12/1/2009 6:03:06 AM

Thanks for the really kind comments, Chris & Summer! #8181793

Barbara Waldoch 2/13/2010 12:11:53 AM

Cool capture, Tess! #8378014

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Description

This guy was hiding under a hibiscus plant last weekend, and I nearly missed him. After kneeling in the wet (mosquito-laden) grass for more than half an hour, I had the brilliant idea to snip the leaf he was on, and take him to new heights...

Once deposited on a hibiscus leaf about 2 1/2' feet off the ground, I could at least shoot him without aggravating the knees quite so badly!

Feel free to identify the specie for me. I'm assuming it's a katydid/bush cricket of some sort.

Exif: Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 11/13/2009 2:59:31 AM

Made With

Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera


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