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12th August 2012, 05:17 PM
I think he is a grasshopper, please correct me if not. Thanks.
He was so well hidden in that vegetation that I would not have seen him if he had not moved.
12th August 2012, 07:09 PM
Yes Bobo, a grasshopper. Crickets have much longer antennae.
Perfectly designed for merging into the background, as these photos demonstrate. They watch your every movement while being well camouflaged themselves.
13th August 2012, 04:49 PM
True about the watching bit. His eyes were following my every move.
13th August 2012, 10:56 PM
You did very well in capturing the detail in the grasshopper. Image also has pleasing colors to me. Because the grasshopper blends in so well with his background, I tried cropping your images to see if it would be easier to find him. Here are the results. See how you like them - or not.
Grasshopper Image 1
Grasshopper Image 2
14th August 2012, 04:18 AM
Thanks Ken, you are right about the crops. I was probably trying to show too much ie the plants and the bug. Yours isolates the subject very nicely.