Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? by olivetreeann

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

We came home from church today and found we had company! I told him he could come in as long as he posed for a few shots.

I have admired many insect shots on 365 because they were so detailed and close to the subject. So far I had only been able to that with mushrooms!! But today, nature dropped a model on my doorstep. I was somewhat surprised that he didn't hop away, but you can see he's sticking out that feeler to check the camera out. So now I have one grasshopper shot under my belt!
Oh nice close-up Ann
October 9th, 2011  
he looks good magnified!
October 9th, 2011  
Magnificent! And you captured the shadow too.
October 9th, 2011  
He is a great geen with crazy legs!
October 9th, 2011  
@digitalrn Thank you Rick!
@friendie Thank you Carole- wow, he does, doesn't he!?
@jmj Thanks Jennifer! I hadn't noticed the shadow unitl you pointed it out. I was excited to get his face!
October 9th, 2011  
better one grasshopper shot under your belt than one grasshopper there. funny but we used to live on the Wyoming prairie and this shot took me right back there, and to the memory of walking through a swarm of these and thinking it was great fun to herd them toward our chicken pen.
October 9th, 2011  
Great shot! ~ cool shadow!
October 9th, 2011  
Cool shot
October 10th, 2011  
Ann, Beautiful macro. The shadow is amazing!
October 10th, 2011  
good job!
October 10th, 2011  
wow! nice detail on this!
October 10th, 2011  
Wow very cool pic. Excellent detail and I like the angle on this.
October 10th, 2011  
Great shot, one of my favorite subjects, insects.
October 10th, 2011  
I'm not surprised that he waited there, Ann. He heard that there was a good photographer living in your house!! Great catch and clarity. Love the wood for the texture!
October 10th, 2011  
Awesome detail!!!
October 10th, 2011  
@pandorasecho Wow Dixie- that's quite a memory- the swarm I mean. I've only seen one at a time in real life, and the swarms on nature shows. But even then, it seemed pretty scary especially when you see the deforestation afterwards. I'm assuming this was a smaller swarm which is why you could herd them? Thanks for the comment, and I hope it was a good memory!
@sanera Thanks Samantha!
October 10th, 2011  
@kerristephens Thanks Kerri!
@changingtides Thanks Allie! I didn't really even see that shadow until everyone started pointing it out! I was happy that his face was in focus!!
@dmariewms Thanks Marie!
@daveanajao Thanks Dave!
@michaelelliott Thanks Michael!
Thanks everyone! Wow- you made my day with your enthusiastic comments!
October 10th, 2011  
cccccccccccccccoooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllll shot!
October 10th, 2011  
@rhubbard Thank you so much Richard!
@karenann Karenann you are too kind!! Thank you!
@cheyrebecca Thank you Cheyenne! I really appreciate your comment!
Thanks to all for such uplifting words!!
October 10th, 2011  
@adobewaters Thank you Adobe- you made my night!
October 10th, 2011  
Amazing shot!
October 10th, 2011  
@mommyjenna Thank you Jenna for the view and comment!
October 10th, 2011  
Pam
Great perspective on this grasshopper! I love the colors and details!
October 10th, 2011  
@potsbypam Thanks Pam. I was just waiting for him to hop- both Jeff and I were standing there looking at him and of course, I was sticking the camera in his face!
October 10th, 2011  
Pam
@olivetreeann I think he wanted his picture taken. The word is out and now you will get tons of photos of all kinds of interesting animals that come by to be memorialized by your camera! Even a grasshopper is appointed a day to be beautiful!
October 10th, 2011  
Remarkable. I can practically feel the texture of his skin. Great macro. Maybe he is getting old and not as jumpy as he used to be.
October 10th, 2011  
@potsbypam Oh Pam- you are too funny!!! (o:
@allie912 Thank you Allison! I never checked to see when he left. I'm sure he's out there chirping now. With the warmer weather we have more "singers" out.
October 10th, 2011  
very nice shot and close up of this visitor.
October 10th, 2011  
cool shot
October 10th, 2011  
Great grasshopper capture! He certainly seems to have his eyes on you!
October 10th, 2011  
Ann, this is such a great macro, well done! I want to thank you so much for all your comments on my project through time, you really were a blessing for me! And your comments are always so thought-through! I don't know why i didn't follow you earlier, but that's fixed now!
October 10th, 2011  
Ann, great catch. BTW, I took a photo of a grasshopper or cicada about 2 wks ago but never posted it b/c he ran into one of the shrubs and became a bit camouflaged ;-) I had intended to post a dull creek shot I took this AM, but think I'll do the "bug" instead.
October 10th, 2011  
@sarasdadandmom Thank you Terry! We don't see them like this too often. We have too many places for them to hide!
Thanks Howard!
@alia_801 Thanks Alia!
October 10th, 2011  
@steeler Forgot to include your tag to say thanks before Howard- so, thanks!!
October 10th, 2011  
@geertje Thank you so much Geertje! I do so appreciate the whole 365 community- it has been so uplifting in a time when I could easily be depressed and looking down. It is a God-send and I'll look forward to more comments from you tiime to time!
@cimes1 Thanks Carole- I'll be checking the pics out later, so I'll look forward to seeing that!
October 10th, 2011  
Great capture
October 10th, 2011  
Bev
Great close up! You can really see the detail in this critter.
October 10th, 2011  
@bkbinthecity Thanks bkb!
@prttblues Thanks Bev- I'm proud of this one- my little point and shoot did well!!
October 10th, 2011  
This is so fun! Love the close up of this little guy
October 15th, 2011  
@crickle1969 Thank you Chrystal- he was ready and willing to pose. I kept thinking he would jump at me any minute!
October 15th, 2011  
What a grat capture! Love the shadow too! FAV :)
April 23rd, 2013  
@mariaswaisland Thank you so much for the fav Maria!
April 24th, 2013  
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