Back in late April I was complaining about something eating my fortnight lilies before they opened up, and possibly after they were open. Well…today, as I was pulling foxtails in the backyard, I saw something jumping around in the grass. It wasn’t until a little later, as I was walking past my amaryllis plant, that I saw a HUGE grasshopper hugging the lower portion of where the flower had been. It was at least 3 inches long!! I sat down and had a talk with it; I told it that I did not want it eating my flowers…the leaves are/were fair game, but not the flowers. I also told it that I told previous grasshoppers the same thing and they cooperated. It stayed still through my lecture and I sent it lots of love. In return, it let me get really close with my camera/lens and take lots of photos – I even got super close when I added the 16mm extension tube to the 10mm tube. Today’s photo is cropped in a bit from when I only used the 10mm extension tube.

The Culprit
The Culprit

Photo Info

  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Meike 10mm extension tube
  • Fujinon XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Focal Length: 31.5mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Shutter Speed: 1/280
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV

Post Processing Info

RAW Photo was post processed in Capture One Fujifilm 12

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