Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Grasshoppers

I always enjoy photographing grasshoppers, not least because I find their faces to be very expressive. One of my photographic goals this summer was therefore to take a grasshopper portrait for the Meet Your Neighbours project.

I find grasshoppers reasonably easy to photograph as long as the weather is fairly cool and/or it is early in the morning or late in the evening. Some grasshoppers will simply jump away as soon as you approach but, if you're careful and move slowly, others will be surprisingly confiding. After a few unsuccessful attempts with uncooperative grasshoppers, the individual below posed nicely for me for a few frames (as ever, I then let it go about its business).

These images are of Common Green Grasshoppers (Omocestus viridulus):

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3 comments:

  1. Amazing stuff. That first image looks like a robot, such is the precise detail in the design of the head.

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  2. Excellent work as ever, Matt. Out of all the white background shots you have done, I think these look like the best of the bunch.

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  3. many thanks Andy and Christian

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