The color of the pokeweed berries and stems were a nice contrast to this grasshopper.
The spiny structures on his back leg look like they mean business.
This last shot was taken with the Canon 100mm macro lens. I couldn’t get the angle I wanted with the available footing and the grasshopper never moved, so it is nearly the same image as above.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
October 24, 2022
My backyard Grasshopper gave me a few head on looks.
Actually it is hard to tell where he might be looking with those side mounted eyes.
He didn’t seem to mind me looking back at him.
August 7 and 10, 2021
I didn’t know it at the time I, but this image foreshadowed the grasshopper’s intentions.
Hibiscus for lunch!