Red-legged Grasshopper

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the color is some thing red and green are two that work together very complementary

Heather Mellon

Thanks Jeff. I agree they do work well together don't they.


the detailing is some thing a keeper


the color are rich with the detailing

Debra Plett

Beauty of a shot Heather. Your kindness to the grasshopper was rewarded with this shot. Composition, light, focus, colour…very pleasing.

Heather Mellon

Thank you very much Debra. Once he was free he was eager to go to but paused just long enough to give me literally only a couple of shots :)

Yves Langlois

Amazing shot Heather. Great job. I have seen (and shot) many of those for the last 15 years and it is the first time for me too. Perfect framing and that compo with the long green leaf and that red flower is just remarquable, Bravo.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Yves, much appreciated. I've photographed a number of them too and always thought they made great subjects for the camera but this one really stood out for me.

Clifford Dupuis

wow. What amazing color and detail of the one. Nicely done

Heather Mellon

Thank you so much. He was tangled up in a spider web when I first noticed him, so I freed him and he headed toward the flowers. You can still see a bit of the webbing underneath him because he wanted to be off and running before I could clean it all off.

This colorful character caught my eye while I was watering the flowers on my deck. Apparently they're not uncommon but this was the first one I had come across.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
August 5, 2022
red legged grasshopper insect herbivore invertebrate animal
  • Focal: 112
  • Shutter speed: 0.008 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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