Grasshoppers, Crickets & Katydids

Challenge #41 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge show us your best photos of these interesting insects, of the Order Orthoptera: grasshoppers, crickets or katydids; the ones with powerful springs in their back legs! Macro and close-up shots welcome. These insects must be outside, on flowers, leaves, or just doing what they do; NOT under studio lights. Go to http://bugguide.net/node/view/73/bgpage for more information. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Disguise Betrayed By A Shadow
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A grasshopper named Systella raffelsii mimics a leaf. This is shot during a field trip one night. In the day time it would be very hard to spot. But at night the torch light makes a hard shadow, so it is ironically easier to see at night.
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Submitted: Friday, 12th April, 2013 00:40 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 26th May, 2006
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
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