Crazy Bug

© Tess L. Yee

Crazy Bug

Uploaded: November 13, 2009


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


Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 13, 2009

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

Henry Miller November 13, 2009

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

Michelle Alton November 13, 2009

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 13, 2009

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 13, 2009

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

Tiia Vissak November 13, 2009

a wonderful close-up! #8127339

Renata Gusciora November 13, 2009

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

Jyri Vissak November 13, 2009

Great macro! Beautiful composition and colours. #8127366

Kate Jackson November 13, 2009

Great effort Tess and a great tip! #8127392

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 13, 2009

Wonderful color and details Tess! #8127425

Alan L. Borror November 13, 2009

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict November 13, 2009

Lovely macro image, Tess.

Dominick #8127506

Gord MacEachern November 13, 2009

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

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe November 13, 2009

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

Amy M. Wilson November 13, 2009

Great details, clarity and lighting, Tess! #8127581

Joy Rector November 13, 2009

awesome capture #8127673

Val Feldman level-classic November 13, 2009

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

Marilyn Cornwell November 13, 2009

The composition is perfect - well placed! #8127756

Julie Burnett November 13, 2009

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

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer November 13, 2009

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

ROLAN NARMAN November 13, 2009

Gorgeous macro Tess! #8128079

Melissa G. Meiselman November 13, 2009

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

Jack Ryan November 13, 2009

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

Monnie Ryan November 13, 2009

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

Kathleen Brennan November 13, 2009

Great detail and color! Cool bug capture! #8128190

Jeana Clark November 13, 2009

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 November 13, 2009

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

Carla Metzler November 13, 2009

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

Mary Alston November 13, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 13, 2009

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 November 13, 2009

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 November 13, 2009

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

Jean-Pierre Ducondi November 13, 2009

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

Mike Clime November 13, 2009

Excellent macro, light and details! #8128809

Jessica Jenney November 13, 2009

Terrific lighting, detail and color, Tess! #8128846

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 13, 2009

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

Thomas E. Hinds November 13, 2009

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 13, 2009

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee November 13, 2009

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 13, 2009

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic November 13, 2009

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

Barbara Waldoch November 14, 2009

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

Manuel Barrera November 14, 2009

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 November 14, 2009

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

Lynn M. Whitt November 14, 2009

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

Rony Sagy November 14, 2009

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

Linda M. Walker November 14, 2009

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

Maria A. Gonzalez November 15, 2009

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 November 15, 2009

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 November 16, 2009

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 November 16, 2009

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

Mark Dodge November 16, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee November 18, 2009

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 November 19, 2009

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

Summer A. Kozisek November 20, 2009

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

Tess L. Yee December 01, 2009

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

Barbara Waldoch February 13, 2010

Cool capture, Tess! #8378014

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