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Old Aug 6, 2008, 9:46 PM   #1
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For those unfamiliar, a Lubber is a very large grasshopper indigenous to south Florida. My girlfriend happens to be very enamored of them (as she is of all wildlife). I think she particularly likes Lubbers because they seem to have very little fear of humans.

This particular specimen is most likely a juvenile. Check out the underdeveloped wings. He let her go right up and pick him up. He was also very patient about posing for pictures. Let me know what you think.

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Old Aug 6, 2008, 9:49 PM   #2
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And just for reference, I thought I would post it at full magnification, cropped to fit on the page, of course.

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For those unfamiliar, a Lubber is a very large grasshopper indigenous to south Florida. My girlfriend happens to be very enamored of them (as she is of all wildlife). I think she particularly likes Lubbers because they seem to have very little fear of humans.

This particular specimen is most likely a juvenile. Check out the underdeveloped wings. He let her go right up and pick him up. He was also very patient about posing for pictures. Let me know what you think.
Fully shielded, seemingly not a weak spot for aggressors.

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Very nice work on a handsome and striking insect. I like the first because the sharpness of the subject is in strong contrast to the background.


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Old Aug 8, 2008, 8:58 PM   #5
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Outstanding shot. Love the clarity of detail in the closeup.

What gear are you using to shoot these?


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Old Aug 11, 2008, 3:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments! That was on my Canon G9 in Macro mode.
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Old Aug 15, 2008, 8:49 PM   #7
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Gorgeous pic! Coach
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