To Hop or Not to Hop...

Uploaded: July 12, 2020 | Entered: July 12, 2020 06:37:48


Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is probably the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic around 250 million years ago. Grasshoppers are typically ground-dwelling insects with powerful hind legs which allow them to escape from threats by leaping vigorously. As hemimetabolous insects, they do not undergo complete metamorphosis; they hatch from an egg into a nymph or "hopper" which undergoes five moults, becoming more similar to the adult insect at each developmental stage. At high population densities and under certain environmental conditions, some grasshopper species can change color and behavior and form swarms. Under these circumstances, they are known as locusts.--Wikipedia

Exif: Camera: NIKON CORPORATION COOLPIX P1000; Shutter Speed: 10/1000; Aperture: f/5.0; ISO: 800; Orientation: 1; Date: 2020:07:10 16:41:23


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 12, 2020 1

Excellent capture and info! #1742685

Ed Lauderdale level-classic July 12, 2020 1

Jeff said it and I believe it! #11817485

Terry Korpela level-deluxe July 12, 2020 1

Nicely Done Janet! #11817500

Gail Sullivan level-classic July 12, 2020 1

The green really pops against the red, Janet! #11817505

Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe July 12, 2020 1

Wow Janet, great capture and a lesson learned here about the Grass Hopper. Love the image and real nice detail . . . A FAV << #11817517

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 12, 2020

Thanks, Jeff, Ed, Terry, Gail and Randy! Having trouble finding anything besides ticks, chiggers and wasps this summer! #11817519

Adilson F. Ferreira July 12, 2020 1

Terrific colors, details and composition, Janet! #11817522

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 12, 2020 1

Fantastic capture, Janet. #11817531

G. Margaret Hennes level-deluxe July 12, 2020 1

Great capture and info Janet! #11817544

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 12, 2020

Thank you Adilson, Leslie and Margaret! #11817558

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 12, 2020 1

Wonderful comp and stunning colors! #11817617

Oscar J. Pung level-classic July 13, 2020 1

Great macro work Janet. The green hopper on the red work is and eye popper. Thanks for the info too! #11817669

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 13, 2020

Thank you Robert and Oscar! #11817682

Christine Greenspan level-classic July 13, 2020 1

Fantastic macro! #11817946

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 13, 2020

Thanks Christine! #11817986

Rudi Reiner level-classic July 13, 2020

Great comp and title! #11818063

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 14, 2020

Thanks, Rudi! #11818111

Linda S. Smith level-classic July 15, 2020

Great capture Janet! Love the red background. It really makes this hopper pop! #11818340

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 15, 2020

Thank you, Linda! #11818353

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe July 19, 2020

Great capture with beautiful colors, Janet! #11819510

Janet Criswell level-deluxe July 19, 2020

Thank you, Arnie! #11819515

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