redpela  binatang by bobfoto

redpela binatang

Oh I am behind eh? Shitty internet connection at the top of Australia.... but I am now a few days in the Torres Strait (a collection of about 133 island between Australia and Papua New Guinea, with about 30 habited). Least they have internets.

Hey I found this red grasshopper years ago in PNG and after taking his photo, I placed him on a green leaf to see if he would change his colour.

I couldn't wait that long...

Photo taken 24 August 2007.
Oddly fascinating bug!
August 25th, 2012  
@swguevin - Cute eh?
August 25th, 2012  
Like those little poppy green eyes.
August 25th, 2012  
You can see what happened - the leaf changed to match his color!
August 25th, 2012  
How cool is that!!!
August 25th, 2012  
What a strange creature. Most interesting capture.
August 25th, 2012  
Fab coloured bug
August 25th, 2012  
Crazy how it blends right in! Amazing shot!
August 25th, 2012  
Wow, never seen an insect like him before.
August 25th, 2012  
Cute guy - how big was he?!
I have decided that in Oz / PNG insects sit around a lot more. I saw a dragonfly whizzing around the garden yesterday and could barely work out what colour he was, never mind get a photo of him sitting still. I sometimes hear grasshoppers.....
August 25th, 2012  
It's not easy being green...but imagine being that colour!!!! I would have missed him he is so well camophlaged
August 25th, 2012  
He's a bit special! I've really enjoyed your stories.
August 25th, 2012  
@kjarn - Cool eh?

@maggiemae - Yup, it sure did... ;)

@ozziehoffy - Very.

@tonydebont - Cheers Tony, thanks!

@johnnyfrs - indeed.

@orangecrush - I kinda wished I sat around and watched in on a green leaf?

@kandernob - I've seen plenty of green ones!

@kamb - I can't recall how I exactly noticed him in the first place...

@bella_ss - Thanks Sheralee and welcome back. You have been missed!
August 25th, 2012  
@bobfoto Gee thanks! I do pop by a read your stories now and then. Thought I would have another go :)
August 25th, 2012  
@bella_ss - I have missed your delicate and pretty shots... especially seeing as I know how rugged your environs are.
August 25th, 2012  
What a cool looking bug ...great colour!!
August 25th, 2012  
@michelle58 - He is a dude alright!
August 25th, 2012  
Oh wow, i have never seen one before... gosh such a gorgeous colour, he is real cool dude.
August 25th, 2012  
Super colour in this
August 26th, 2012  
@michelleyoung @swilde - Thanks Michelle and Sue :)
August 26th, 2012  
Great shot of the brightly coloured little guy!
August 26th, 2012  
@alia_801 - Cheers!
August 26th, 2012  
What an incredible color. He looks like he has a little jacket on!
August 26th, 2012  
Very cool! Looks like you might see after chewing the betelnut?!
August 27th, 2012  
Awesome capture! He does appear to be blending into the scene.
August 27th, 2012  
@boatpainter - possibly!

@ptowncook - His little red jacket eh?

@angeliquenordal - Very well camouflaged eh?
August 27th, 2012  
corker critter
August 27th, 2012  
@bobfoto ~~eh is right. :-)
August 28th, 2012  
@houdiniem - cracker eh?

@angeliquenordal - eh? It is a Queensland vernacular applied to the end of every sentence... almost as if every thing we say is a question... eh?
August 28th, 2012  
@bobfoto o yes
August 28th, 2012  
@houdiniem - crikey!
August 28th, 2012  
Is his tongue sticking out? I think it is...
His back end is a lot shorter than the ones we have here.
September 20th, 2012  
@hellcat - nah that tongue is his left front leg.
September 20th, 2012  
what a girlie-grasshopper eh? :D
September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - hee hee hee girly grasshopper!
September 20th, 2012  
@bobfoto he´s piiiink, uuuh maybe a gay-grasshopper? :D
September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - prolly a girly girl.
September 20th, 2012  
@bobfoto yeah because of the cool eye make-up! :D
September 20th, 2012  
Well what is he doing licking his left front foot? (kidding) I'm going to see if I can't get a closer look.
September 20th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - Oh yeah, you better believe it!

@hellcat - Magnifying Glass?
September 21st, 2012  
I was on my phone it only gets so big there.... :p

I suppose it is a foot, but still like the idea that it's a tongue or straw and he's sucking the color out of the leaf to camouflage himself from the evil garden gnome
September 21st, 2012  
@hellcat - Cool idea, I like it.
September 21st, 2012  
:)
September 22nd, 2012  
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