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 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?