06 February 2012

It's not easy being green ...

especially on white paper towel!  A couple of little burgundy-coloured dahlias, and some chocolate-dotted orange liliums made a nice casual arrangement for my kitchen bench the other day.  While snipping off the stems this grasshopper appeared, so I gently gathered it up and took it back outdoors.

Then I thought, wonder if it will stay around long enough for me to go get the camera; wonder if I can even get a decent photo of it anyway?  While it's not the best shot; I'm not even sure my macro setting was in place, I was in such a hurry to grab it while I could, fully expecting it to jump any moment.






So for it's patience with me eye-balling it with a camera I slipped it onto the michelia nearby; and now the great camouflage protection mode is most evident.


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12 comments:

Andrew Fulton said...

Wow! He looks a big un.. I love the long legs... beautiful close ups Carole

CameraCruise said...

Great shots of the little, green guy!
Have a beautiful day.
Mette

Giga said...

Zielony na zielonym trudno wypatrzeć, ale na białym wygląda wspaniale i ma bardzo ładne zdjęcie. Pozdrawiam.*** Green on green is hard to spot, but the white looks great and has a very nice picture. Yours.

TexWisGirl said...

i think these long-legged fellows are so cool!

Dianne said...

Wow Carole .... How well he blends into the foliage .... Almost invisible ....... But against the white it's a different story.

Nadege, said...

He nearly disappears in the greenery...such great long legs.

CraftyHope said...

Oh he's so great!! I do like grasshoppers and he's so bright and vibrant. You really did an awesome job getting a shot of him. Well done!

Sharyl said...

You can make anything appear beautiful! :-)

Jan said...

Marvellous close-ups.... and makes me think my little point and shoot camera leaves a lot to be desired!

heyBJK said...

It looks like you did just fine! Nice shot!

Jan Castle said...

For him...I think green is beautiful!!!
Jan

Geke said...

What you can do with macro setting!! Great shot Carole! Did you notice the different position of his long legs in the second picture?