I have been taking pictures of the Grasshoppers in the lane when we took the dogs out, while they are playing I am hunting for Grasshoppers. It is very sheltered and wherever you step one jumps up! I couldn’t resist the challenge as most of them are only 1-2cm in length.  I recently had a loan of an Olympus 60mm f2.8 Macro lens for my camera to try it out so it meant I could get much closer.

They are not easy to photograph as they soon disappear in another direction if disturbed. I took a cushion down to kneel on a spent a while with them, such amazing creatures when you get close up. A couple of days after I was taking pictures they cut the lane from hedgerow to hedgerow and no more Grasshoppers, I just hope they got out of the way, I suppose that’s the hazard of living in paths and grass fields at haymaking time.

I just love the fact that I can walk out my door and see all these amazing creatures so close to home.

Meadow Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper
Common Field Grasshopper
Common Field Grasshopper
Common Field Grasshopper
Common Field Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper
Meadow Grasshopper
Roesel's Bush-cricket
Roesel’s Bush-cricket

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