Grasshopper, Munching

You may have recently read my post about the caterpillars that have taken up residence in my lime tree. I’m quite fascinated with them and I try to check on them every day or two to make sure that the birds haven’t gobbled them up.

While I’m out in the garden, I take my camera with me and if I have time, I take a wander through the rest of the garden, seeing what takes my fancy. This particular day proved to be fantastic – I found this very cool, calm and collected grasshopper.

A few interesting things to note about this grasshopper:

  • See how he grips the grass with his front “feet”.
  • He then pulls it into his mouth to munch on it.
  • He’s not eating my actual garden plant!
  • He’s eating the weed in the garden – it’s nut grass.
  • In the last photo, I had moved around to the opposite side so that I was actually in the garden bed and he stopped chewing long enough to watch me.
  • See! He’s holding the grass away from his face and has turned his head to look at me!!!
  • This gave me goose bumps, it was quite creepy so realise that he was totally aware of me but not concerned enough to move away –Β he must really love that grass!

These photos are for Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic – come visit!

x desleyjane

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. kazg10 says:

    Nice macro Desley πŸ™‚

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Kaz πŸ˜€

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  2. Good morning DJ! Welcome to the old continent!!
    Besides these photos being stunning, your commentary is the icing on the cake.
    Fascinating!
    Next time he or she will have a lawyer waiting for you. One candid shot is ok, but more than that, you need to pay the fees to his agent. Lol
    Have a good day!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL. He’s very elusive now, I think he realizes I’m the paparazzi!
      Thank you for your warm welcome. It’s beautiful here, heavy fog this morning. I’m hoping to get a few minutes to photograph it before work. Xx

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      1. But you’re …he’s relieved when you go to work.
        You’re welcome! Hope the day will be as beautiful as here today. Temps going up too! Yay.
        Have a gorgeous day! Xx

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  3. Crazy fabulous! More macro shots that just blow my mind!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Wow thanks Lisa. 😎

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  4. Excellent photography! He looks like a character! You captured him well πŸ˜‰

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much!

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  5. gfchopstix says:

    National Geographic – watch out!!! Fantastic shots, DesleyJane – so clear, and wonderfully captured.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Wow! Thank you, you are most kind!!

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      1. gfchopstix says:

        You’re most welcome! Love these!!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much!

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  6. brittabottle says:

    I’m always amazed by the details you are able to capture in your photography of these little critters. Absolutely wonderful photos!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you. It’s tricky to get right so I appreciate your comment! πŸ™‚

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      1. brittabottle says:

        You’re most welcome. πŸ™‚

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  7. Amy Sampson says:

    Grasshoppers are fascinating. I swear, they really do like to pose for the camera.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Right?!?! This one was super cool, just munching away. And then soooo creepy when he just watched me….

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  8. Holy Macro! This is absolutely awesome!!
    You totally captured the grasshopper is its domain… And Ohhhh, creepy indeed that it noticed you!! Argh!
    Very cool!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      LOL thanks Lia. Yeah he was a totally cool character, can’t wait to find more of these little creatures.

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  9. Jimminy Cricket comes to life with these photos. The details are amazing.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh this grasshopper was the coolest guy!! Loved him!!! Thank you…

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      1. He just needed the Top Hat.

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