Grasshopper In Our Front Yard

Photograph by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photograph by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R,

Picture taken with a Canon 75-300mm zoom lens about six feet away from the subject—handheld.  He was posing graciously on a aloe vera plant in our front yard during the photo session.

My wife pointed out the insect for me.  I had not seen it.  Good Day!.


6 thoughts on “Grasshopper In Our Front Yard”

  1. When I was a kid, grasshoppers scared me. I wasn’t so much really afraid as really startled every time I scared one up — especially in the years when they were abundant. This one’s red antennae are really spiffy! When I was staying at the Presidio in Goliad, I saw one grasshopper that was nearly four inches long. I couldn’t believe it. I kept looking, but never saw another one.

  2. I’ll be candid with you Linda. These creatures are not pretty at all. It looks like one of those alien creatures you see in the movies. But I’ll say one thing nice about him, he was still as a rock while i was taking my pictures.

    We don’t see much of them in our backyard, or perhaps I haven’t looked that close. Now the turn is to capture a butterfly. Those are very rapid-moving subjects. Anyway, I’ll give it a try.

  3. Hola Omar,
    If you can photoshop the grasshopper onto the previous photo of El Tornillo you have the beginnings of a great monster movie! 🙂

    I love the helmet looking part of this little guy, he looks like a medieval knight prepared for battle.

    1. Hola Jim and Nena:

      There was a film I once saw, called “Alien”. This is the sort of creature I saw before my camera. It is a scary creature, let me tell you. But he had the patience of Job, and stayed still during the whole photo session.

      Mosts of the grashoppers I’ve seen are green; this one was a lot darker. It was a good day having this guy in our garden. 🙂

    1. The Cannon len swas pretty good. In an effort not to scare the subject, I stayed away from him about six feet. Still the lens was able to take a clear shot of the grasshopper. As I’ve said many times before, there is never a dull moment in photography.

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