Grasshopper Nymphs

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Erland R.N.
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Grasshopper Nymphs

Post by Erland R.N. »

One of the most spectacular animals I saw on my trip to South Africa in December, was not my favorite subject, dragonflies, or the big wild mammals like elephants.


I went into some vegetation at a roadside, carefully looking for snakes that would bite me, and found a big group of these lovely colourful creatures:
Mpumalanga, South Africa
5D, 150/2.8 +1.4x, f/11, 1/160 s, iso 800, uncropped

f/14, 1/200 s, iso 1600, slightly cropped

Looking at the wings it's seen that they are nymphs. Boy, they were about 6-8 centimeters long. They make the Danish grashopper fauna look like a complete joke


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Post by MacroLuv »

WooHoo! Unbelievable! Black grasshoppers! :shock:
Are they real? :D They look like a plastic toys! :D
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Post by beetleman »

They are right up there with the most beautiful hoppers IMO. Very beautiful and your focus and DOF are super nice. Good job Erland. :smt023
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Post by crocoite »

One wonders how big the adults would be! Excellent shots Erland.

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Post by svalley »

Erland, great shots of an interesting subject.
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Post by Moebius »

Beautiful. Tack on sharp and nice colors. About how big were these?


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Post by Erland R.N. »

Thanks for comments. Come to think of it, they looked like toys in real life too :-)

They were 6-8 cm long.


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