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Posted By: Rense, 08-10-2009, 12:34 PM

These are made on one of our largest military ranges. This large grasshopper - it's about 6 cm long, without antennas and legs - can be very hard to find in the dwarf shrubs they live in. If they are not singing of course, because if they do, they make a lot of noise!! Thanks to Iris, a collegue of mine, who found this one, and kept posting until I arrived (and who is a more or less regular visitor of PF....).





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08-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Rense your shots of your world are absolutely blowing me away... As a very old 'boy' who used to chase and catch Grasshoppers for a good chunk of the summer months...

This is the most beautiful grasshopper I have ever seen... Mother nature is the ultimate artist... You are showcasing her work well!

Thank you, and keep the shots coming... I don't comment on them all, but just know I am truly impressed...
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Fantastis pics. I still think green is the Pentax colour. 6 cm long without legs? is it dangeruos por human beings?
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That is such an iridescent green Rense. In my world grasshoppers aren't that beautiful. You did a wonderful job in rendering the images.

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Rense your shots of your world are absolutely blowing me away... As a very old 'boy' who used to chase and catch Grasshoppers for a good chunk of the summer months...

This is the most beautiful grasshopper I have ever seen... Mother nature is the ultimate artist... You are showcasing her work well!

Thank you, and keep the shots coming... I don't comment on them all, but just know I am truly impressed...
Thank you Gus, you make me blush... I am happy you like them!

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Fantastis pics. I still think green is the Pentax colour. 6 cm long without legs? is it dangeruos por human beings?
Yes, these are large ones. And yes, green is still the Pentax colour, and that is one of the reasons why I love this brand. A green guy, in a green environment, with green glass.....

Thank you!

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That is such an iridescent green Rense. In my world grasshoppers aren't that beautiful. You did a wonderful job in rendering the images.
Thank you Jim. I think I like this species best of all grasshopper species we have. And that has more than one reason, but the colour and the pattern on its wings and sides are among those reasons, that's for sure!
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everything they said! That is one beautiful grasshopper.!
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everything they said! That is one beautiful grasshopper.!
Thank you!
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Rense, great effort on these.
One has to work a little to see the grasshopper, but it is brilliantly captured.
Rich in colour and detail.
Thanks for sharing.

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Stunning Rense, a privilege to view them. Thank you for posting them.
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Rense, great effort on these.
One has to work a little to see the grasshopper, but it is brilliantly captured.
Rich in colour and detail.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the compliments Ash!

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Stunning Rense, a privilege to view them. Thank you for posting them.
Thanks for your kind words Gary! :ugh:
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Neat shots, my friend. Camouflage indeed! I've never seen a "psychedelic" grasshopper before.

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Rense, I have seen and photographed many different grasshoppers over the years but have never seen one like this. Thanks for posting these ones, they are very good photographs.
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Excellent pic. It took a keen eye to spot that guy.
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Great looking grasshopper. Puts our blan brown ones to shame.

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Neat shots, my friend. Camouflage indeed! I've never seen a "psychedelic" grasshopper before.

Jer
Thank you Jer!! In other regions this particular species has totally different colours. It can be brown, and even with purple tints, as I have seen in the Mongolian plain.....

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Rense, I have seen and photographed many different grasshoppers over the years but have never seen one like this. Thanks for posting these ones, they are very good photographs.
Thank you very much Heinrich!

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Excellent pic. It took a keen eye to spot that guy.
Thanks Frank. Yes, thanks to Iris, my collegue.....

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Great looking grasshopper. Puts our blan brown ones to shame.

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Thanks Jim. I am sure you have green ones too, or not???
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