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Can anybody ID this bug
Posted By: MightyMike, 01-12-2009, 10:41 AM

I think its an aphid but i don't know

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01-12-2009, 11:08 AM   #2
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Mike,

What do you mean when you say "Manually focus stacked (2 images)"?

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Katydid? or larval stage of Katydid or Grasshopper--I think they are all in the same family.
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Mike,

What do you mean when you say "Manually focus stacked (2 images)"?

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I took 2 hand held flash shots of him with nearly identical angles but not perfectly the same framing... what matters is that one had the head and flower pedal more in focus and the other has the back side more in focus... i put them into photoshop, maneuvered them and rotated them to match as close as possible then removed the OOF areas from the one on top (done in layers) ... 2 images having different parts in focus put together for more DOF, i say manually because there are programs out there that would do a better job then me but i don't have them

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Cricket nymph? (it looks a little svelte to be a katydid...)

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I shot one of those things a few months back. I thought it might have been a young grasshopper, but really have no clue. Actually the one I shot looks to be a bit more mature.

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It's definitely a grasshopper nymph, so yes, it's a young grashopper!
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Thanks Everybody for your replies its good to see we've got some experts here.

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Maxwell (keep forgetting the name) yours is definately a g'hopper.
Mike, not sure yours is a hopper though. Nice work on the stacking.

See my signature below for link to bug and bird identifications. Heck, you could "donate" some of your shots too.
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Maxwell (keep forgetting the name) yours is definately a g'hopper.
Mike, not sure yours is a hopper though. Nice work on the stacking.

See my signature below for link to bug and bird identifications. Heck, you could "donate" some of your shots too.
Thanks... i might take you up on that offer
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Really somenice great shots here.
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Nice shots Mike - great color! The markings on the leg/body indicate a grasshopper nymph, but I am not an insect expert...

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