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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sweet Hitchhiker....NOT


John caught the Creedence Clearwater Revival song title in the previous post...I often think in song titles or at the least lines from songs.  So this is another.

Grasshoppers don't creep me out or anything.  When we would walk to the barn or other places when I was kid, all sizes of grasshoppers were hopping every which way to avoid us.  And my nephew reminded me that when we were kids, we would fix a straight pin on a match stick, and use that in our B-B guns and shoot grasshoppers.

18 comments:

ElaineH said...

This is a great image of a grasshopper. I don't see that many that size around where I live but I used to like to catch them when I was little. Wonderful color and detail.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a nice picture of the grasshopper, Rose. They are so strange looking - like little Martian faces and funky arms haha.

~Sheri

Ruth Hiebert said...

I differ greatly from you. I will do anything to avoid contact with a grasshopper. I have a similar picture,with him sitting on. the outside of the windshield.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a great and detailed shot!! They somehow remind me of robots, don't know why!! They are just so mechanical looking.

Kodak said...

Very cool image with good use of depth of field to blur the background.

L. D. said...

They are really an interesting insect. They do look weird and the coloring and lines are mechanical. I am surprised he is hanging on there.

Linda said...

Excellent portrait of Jiminy Cricket!

Nancy Chan said...

I don't mind grasshoppers as long as they do not destroy my plants. I used to catch them when I was young.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Este veio mesmo pousar para a fotografia.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Ann said...

He looks huge. We used to catch them and put them in a jar when I was a kid

eileeninmd said...

LOL, what a cute hitchhiker! Great photo. Enjoy your day, have a happy weekend!

Lea said...

What a great photo! It is not often we get a chance to take such a clear detailed photo of a grasshopper. Well done!

Lois Evensen said...

My first reaction to your image is the same as many who posted above. That's a fantastic image of your hitchhiker. Yes, I remember grasshoppers from when I was a kid, too. I especially remember them "spitting" when we would catch them.

don said...

This is the phone close up with excellent detail. It’s impressive.

happyone said...

Wow that is an excellent picture of the grasshopper.

Laurel Wood said...

Amazing capture of the grasshopper..so clear!

Sandra said...

he sure is a handsome devil.. the photo is spectacular.. shot through the windshield and still sharp and clear... i am not afraid of them, but i will not pick one up

CountryMum said...

This is an awesome capture Rose. The detail is incredible given in it through the windscreen. Well done!

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