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Grass Hopper


Grass Hopper
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Copyright: andy swiny (andyswiny) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (191)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-09-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-28 2:51
Viewed: 1177
Points: 2
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Photo taken at bradgate park leicester

A Grasshopper is an amazing insect that can leap 20 times the length of its own body. If you or I could do that, we would be able to jump almost 40 yards!

A Grasshopper does not actually 'jump'. What they do is use their legs as a catapult. Grasshoppers can both jump and fly and they can reach a speed of 8 miles per hour when flying. There are about 18,000 different species of grasshoppers.
Grasshoppers are medium to large insects. Adult length is 1 to 7 centimetres, depending on the species. Like their relatives the 'katydids' and 'crickets', they have chewing mouthparts, two pairs of wings, one narrow and tough, the other wide and flexible, and long hind legs for jumping. They are different from these groups in having short antennae that do not reach very far back on their bodies.

Grasshoppers usually have large eyes, and are coloured to blend into their environment, usually a combination of brown, grey or green. In some species the males have bright colours on their wings that they use to attract females. A few species eat toxic plants, and keep the toxins in their bodies for protection. They are brightly coloured to warn predators that they taste bad.

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Nice picture of this colourful grasshopper.Sharpness and dof are little bit slack. Otherwise a good picture.
Thanks for the share,
Regards,
Smitha.

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