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Slant Faced Grasshopper I by dalantech Slant Faced Grasshopper I by dalantech
One of the strangest grasshoppers I've ever seen.

Tech specs: Canon 40D (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon EFS-60mm macro lens with 50mm of extension (@ ~2x) + an MT-24EX macro twin flash (-1 1/3 FEC).
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That is odd! Hard to see which end is the mouth!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)

Actually the mouth isn't in the frame -the area toward the lower right is the antenna :)
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
A bit like a Weevil then?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Even stranger...
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Can we see the whole thing?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Here's a similar critter -but it's not my photo [link]
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:iconstumm47:
Stumm47 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, ive seen one of those before somewhere!
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:iconincasmin:
incasmin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Indeed, nice capture man!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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SteevDragon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
Trying to figure out where the body ends, and the head begins! Very strange grasshopper indeed!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Believe it or not that's just a small section of the critter's head -the appendages at the lower right are part of its antenna.
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SteevDragon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
I looked up slant faced grasshopper pictures on google, and they do indeed have weird upward slanted heads! some are more pronounced than others, but it is an unusual species! I also like mantids that look like flowers or orchids. that would be cool if somehow you could get pictures of those!
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately we don't have them here :(
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SteevDragon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
yeah. bummer!
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
We need a full body shot.

Not sure I've seen this one but I have seen a pointy head like this on another grass hopper. But it was pointing sharply up and they are usually leaf green.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's it, and they can take on both green and brown -depends on the time of the year and if they've molted or not. I saw both colors when I was out shooting last Saturday.
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
do u go around catching insect? :D That's what I used to do, catch grass hoppers/dragonfly/damsel/honey bees. :D
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
For that shot I did catch it and hold it in my hand while I took a few photos :)
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:iconttm77:
TTM77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:rofl: did U pay that model? Hmm.. might be a problem finding the kind of payment. LOL
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
No model release -other than turning it loose :D
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahha
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:iconphotonutz46:
PhotoNutz46 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Photographer
WoW that is neat and weird at the same time. Thanks for sharing
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elephantblue Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooo. That is incredible. I'd love to see a full body shot of one of these fellas.
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
First: incredibly beautiful portrait...so full of details and so razor sharp...I love it!

Second: is (s)he a part of this family: [link]
This summer I saw this kind of grasshopper for the first time and strange is really a huge understatement :laughing:
I will submit some photos, hopefully this mont ;)
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
How did you even determine that it was a grasshopper?
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I know the species :)
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Wow, OK. Thanks for replying. :D
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ailime Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
:| is this his ... leg, face or ... I mean wow at the detail....
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the face (with the eye in the upper left part of the frame) and the antenna toward the bottom right.
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ailime Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
@_@ waouh...
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TheRenART Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, nice macro!
what part of the hopper is that? looks like an eye in the middle and legs
looks realy strange ;)
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:icondalantech:
dalantech Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :) It's the head and the antenna.
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Canon EOS 40D
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1/250 second
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60 mm
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100
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Sep 19, 2009, 9:20:43 AM

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