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Oct 25, 2008 22:37 |  #1

This sucker was huge. I am not sure what type it is but I am going to send it to the Bugguide. He was close to 3" long!!

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Oct 25, 2008 22:42 |  #2

Looks a bit like a weta, parktown prawn or king cricket only less disgusting.

Nice shot though!




  
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Oct 26, 2008 00:34 |  #3

brilliant shot, lovely looking grasshopper


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Oct 26, 2008 00:38 |  #4

Wonderful capture- looks like a battle hopper :)

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Oct 26, 2008 06:57 |  #5

impressive mini beast, must have huge jump capability.


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Oct 26, 2008 09:44 as a reply to  @ racketman's post |  #6

Nice shot...that's a really good looking grasshopper!


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Oct 26, 2008 10:44 |  #7

Got an ID this morning!! It is a Plains Lubber Grasshopper, they cannot fly but can jump several feet. The ones we saw crossing the road were all walking. I imagine it is because their jumps are very clumsy and do not appear to be very controlled at all. This is most likely a male (from what I have read) but I am awaiting confirmation from the bug experts. I think this is my best macro photograph yet. I love his little shadow on the ground..lol.


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Oct 26, 2008 13:15 |  #8

Beautiful capture renee !

I have a few I got of some type of gh I took w/ 55-250 & cheapo macro rings, was about 3.5-4 inches, will have to post up later.




  
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Oct 26, 2008 19:12 |  #9

reneethomas wrote in post #6563517 (external link)
Got an ID this morning!! It is a Plains Lubber Grasshopper, they cannot fly but can jump several feet. The ones we saw crossing the road were all walking. I imagine it is because their jumps are very clumsy and do not appear to be very controlled at all. This is most likely a male (from what I have read) but I am awaiting confirmation from the bug experts. I think this is my best macro photograph yet. I love his little shadow on the ground..lol.

I think these are commonly sold as disection specimen since they are rather large.



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Oct 28, 2008 00:45 |  #10

Wow -looks like it's armored 8-)


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Oct 28, 2008 04:01 |  #11

Very sharp-good job!


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Oct 29, 2008 10:29 |  #12

acchildress wrote in post #6565726 (external link)
I think these are commonly sold as disection specimen since they are rather large.

Poor guys. Since I have started with Macro photography I see bugs in a whole new way. They actually look like they have personalities! Heck I am even starting to have problems with feeding my turtles worms, I refuse to take macro pictures of them because I know if I saw a smiling face I could not do it. :lol:

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Wow -looks like it's armored 8-)

He felt like it too. This guy was just too cool. I am going out again to see if I can find any more.

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Very sharp-good job!

Thanks! :D


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Oct 29, 2008 10:46 |  #13

Amazing, it looks like something from star wars :P


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Oct 29, 2008 20:50 |  #14

That is one amazing shot to say the lest! Congrats.


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