Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Posts Tagged ‘grasshopper

South Fork of the San Gabriel River

with 33 comments

As often as I’ve photographed along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River at Tejas Camp in Williamson County, I’d never photographed along the South Fork till September 18th, when we visited the relatively recent Garey Park in the southwest corner of Georgetown.

All three of these landscape pictures show the eons-long erosive effect of water streaming against rock.

In case you’re wondering about the yellow-green stuff at the edge of the water, it’s duckweed (Lemna minor), which forms floating mats. On one such mat I found a tiny grasshopper.

Click to enlarge.

Here’s an unrelated thought for today: “Dear, sweet, unforgettable childhood! Why does that irrevocable time, forever departed, seem brighter, more festive, and richer than it actually was?” — Anton Chekhov, The Bishop (1902).

© 2020 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 6, 2020 at 4:24 AM

Small grasshopper on prickly pear cactus by ripening tuna

with 16 comments

grasshopper-on-prickly-pear-pad-by-tuna-0091

Place: greenbelt along the upper reaches of Bull Creek.

Date: September 12.

Reminder: tuna is the Spanish (and now English) name for the fruit of the prickly pear cactus.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 30, 2016 at 5:14 AM

Grasshopper on soft goldenaster

with 18 comments

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

Chartreuse grasshopper

with 36 comments

Chartreuse Grasshopper on Woolly Ironweed Flowers 0778

When I stopped along W. Courtyard Dr. on July 7th to photograph some flowers of woolly ironweed, Vernonia lindheimeri, I found this little chartreuse grasshopper on them.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 9, 2015 at 4:30 AM

%d bloggers like this: