Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Whatchoo lookin' at?

Whatchoo lookin' at?

Several simple and compound eyes glared at me while I took several shots of this grasshopper. There wasn't much this guy could do about it. It was a chilly morning and being a cold-blooded creature, Mr. Hopper wasn't able to go anywhere quickly.

In-your-face street photography, meadow-style.

55-200mm zoom set at 55mm with a +7 stack of closeup filters attached. Strobist info: Medium yellow star to camera right about 92 million miles.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.


Wanda said...

A golden grasshopper would make a nice broach!!

Look at that glass eye!!!

I like the larger pictures.

Dona said...

Lovely! (and the Strobist info was interesting too)

What kind of plant is the grasshopper on?

James said...

I'm no horticulturalist, but I believe he's on a wild carrot bloom that had gone to seed.

amanda said...

nice close-up the eye is nice and sharp!

Tammie Lee said...

This image is wonderful!