This was shot using my Nikon with its zoom lens at machro setting.
This is a lubber grasshopper and it is miles away from where it should
be... the south eastern United States. What it is doing in California in
theeast garden of the Hermoyne apartments I'll never know...It's a good
photo if I do say so myself, and it wasn't easy...it took 57 tries before I
got this one,which I was happy with. There were several lubber grasshoppers
flittering around the garden of the Hermoyne. This one is a female and she's
pregnant (see the bloated abdomen) I SMELL INVASION!
The next day, unfortunately, they were gone....probably headed
south...maybe theyhave a thing for Mexican food. Who knows?