Basking

Almost missed this guy, lovely green grasshopper... I startled him and then he in turn, startled me by jumping in front of me... so I sat down quietly and waited to see what he was going to do... he stuck around, climbed up a bush to get to the higher vantage point of this bromeliad and then sat in the late afternoon sun :) I've tried to get shots of this type before but never been right light or good position... mind you, this wasn't the best either cos it hurt my knee lol!

Thank you so much for all the comments and fav's lately... very awesome!
He's very handsome in a repulsive sort of way.
posted April 5th, 2012  
Nice macro, you got the focus right on its eye
posted April 5th, 2012  
@cromwell Lol it's funny how some things are like they... you're like... uuuugh.. but can't stop looking!

@pizzaboy Thanks very much, Mick :)
posted April 5th, 2012  
brilliant focus and macro details, he's amazing
posted April 5th, 2012  
@shanne Thanks very much, Shanne :)
posted April 5th, 2012  
What on earth is it? Some sort of leaf bug? Great details.
posted April 5th, 2012  
@newbie Thanks Stacey... and my bad.. it's a grasshopper... I'll edit to include that lol.
posted April 5th, 2012  
Lovely shot.
posted April 5th, 2012  
Amazing!
posted April 5th, 2012  
Such a cool shot!
posted April 5th, 2012  
Great macro!
posted April 5th, 2012  
Oh thats amazing, your macros are so cool!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Great macro !! Very unusual looking grasshopper.
posted April 6th, 2012  
This is really terrific and deserves to be faved so I will. love the detail and colours
posted April 6th, 2012  
Great shot of him! Who knew they had so many colours on them!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Oh wow, you got so close! Great details!
posted April 6th, 2012  
awesome macro Cass, fantastic detail!!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Superb looking little critter you have captured! I will give that one a fav!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Amazing capture! Great detail!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Awesome macro!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Amazing. Ugly so and so though!! Am sure his mother loves him!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Fantastic macro!
posted April 6th, 2012  
Great macro.
posted April 7th, 2012  
@sebella @boogie @saranna @buccigrossi @monika64 @danacarruthers @myautofocuslife @trude @beamqueen @honeybees @karens68 @clarkafb_brat Thank you all so very much :) Thanks for taking the time to look and to comment :)



@peterdegraaff @sullivan Thank you both so very much for the fav's!

@seanoneill ROFL... oh the poor critter!! Thanks :)

@monika64 Thanks Monika :)

@alia_801 I know... I was like, wow, cool colours!
posted April 7th, 2012  
Great macro - very strange looking - those antenna look a bit painful coming out there
posted April 7th, 2012  
Great macro
posted April 8th, 2012  
@michelle58 Thanks Michelle .. lol maybe I should leave some panadol out for him!

@corymbia Thanks Amanda :)
posted April 9th, 2012  
Fantastic close-up, amazing detail!
posted April 11th, 2012  
Wonderful capture of a creature I've never seen before!
posted April 12th, 2012  
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