Insects Green Grasshopper, Foreshadowing July 20, 2021 Ellen Jennings 7 Comments I didn’t know it at the time I, but this image foreshadowed the grasshopper’s intentions. Hibiscus for lunch! Green Grasshopper and Hibiscus Blossom Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading...
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I love the beautiful greens of this image, Ellen. The grasshopper was a good match color-wise for the vegetation, but your wonderful shot captured the texture of its body really well, which helps to separate the grasshopper from the background.
Thanks, Mike! I was quite pleased he stayed put for me to try a variety of settings, and use the tripod.
Ah, you have revealed your secret, Ellen. Are you shooting mostly handheld with the 180mm lens or are you using the tripod a lot?
Got me! This was the first time I tried the tripod with this lens. I wanted to get down lower for the Tree Frog and my hip just wasn’t letting me bend. (Ugg!)
After that I saw the hibiscus, and then the grasshopper… it was really a bonus morning on the patio.
My hip is better today and we went to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for a short walk about this morning. I took just the 180mm and handheld, but stayed upright so as not to end up in a heap.
On occasion I will use my 180mm lens with a monopod, as I did recently on my trip to the aquatic garden, but have not had it on a tripod in quite some time. I used to think it was heavy, but compared with my 150-600mm zoom lens, it is a lightweight.
I went through a spell using a monopod when I first started doing a lot of wading birds but prefer handheld.
The 180mm is lighter than my 100-400mm lens, too. Have you stopped trying to zoom with the prime lens? I find myself trying to twist it when what I need to do is move my feet!