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Grasshopper on soft goldenaster

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Brown Grasshopper on Chrysopsis pilosa Flower Head 5792

On the flower head of another soft goldenaster, Chrysopsis pilosa, in Bastrop County on June 4th I found this grasshopper. There’s less of a contrast between it and its floral perch than between the pair you saw here the week before last.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 20, 2015 at 3:44 AM

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  1. beautiful sofa for grasshopper


    August 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

  2. great shot, Steven. You just have to be in the right place at the right time and then see things like this.


    August 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    • That’s why I put myself out there so frequently. If you’re in nature often enough and long enough, things like this come your way.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 20, 2015 at 1:35 PM

      • That’s true, and what’s more relaxing than being in nature and looking at the Creation?


        August 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM

        • To tell the truth, being out under the summer sun in Texas for several hours isn’t always relaxing, but it is rewarding.

          Steve Schwartzman

          August 21, 2015 at 9:51 AM

          • I can imagine how hot and dry it is right now. I know this kind of weather from Greece where it doesn’t rain from March to October. But going out in the morning or in the evening can be wonderful. 🙂


            August 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM

            • Yesterday, for the first time in two months, the skies were overcast and we had a brief bit of rain. Last week the afternoon temperature got up to 40°C. I do generally go out in the morning, when things are cooler, but there’s no way to avoid the reality that in Texas the summer is hot and lasts a long time. The fact is that my body has always done better in heat than in cold, so I’m not complaining.

              Steve Schwartzman

              August 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM

              • 40 C is really a lot. Then I always want to hide in the fridge, hehe


                August 21, 2015 at 10:09 AM

                • The fridge is a good thing to be able to come home to, as is the shower.

                  Steve Schwartzman

                  August 21, 2015 at 10:17 AM

                • do you remember a film with Marilyn Monroe “the seven year itch” where it is very hot and she tells the neighbour that she puts her underwear into the fridge? Very funny.


                  August 21, 2015 at 10:19 AM

                • Yes, I do remember the movie, and apparently Marilyn did that in her personal life as well. Whether the film influenced her or whether she incorporated a bit of her own life into the film, I don’t know.

                  Steve Schwartzman

                  August 21, 2015 at 10:28 AM

  3. Well, this is just a dandy portrait of a hopper, Steve.

    Steve Gingold

    August 20, 2015 at 3:33 PM

  4. I’m sure this is the same kind of grasshopper I saw at Goliad. I thought I might get a decent photo of that one, because he seemed content to sit around. But he was sitting on a path made of gravel, and the colors matched his. The camouflage was so good, you hardly could pick him out of the background.

    This is ever so much better. He really shines, up there on that flower head: especially with the yellow reflection on his underside.


    August 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    • A picture of your grasshopper camouflaged in gravel would have been a good one, but opportunities get away from all of us (even if we aren’t fishermen). It’s good of you to notice the yellow reflected up onto the grasshopper’s underside from the bright rays of the goldenaster.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 20, 2015 at 7:20 PM

  5. Great capture.

    Raewyn's Photos

    August 21, 2015 at 5:32 PM

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