Oh, the Evil Eye ….
I was out in my courtyard the other day and noticed my mint plants were starting to come back (well, actually it was a milder winter, so a few of them never totally left). Anyhow, that reminded me of the grasshoppers that would live over in that area. I didn’t mind them munching on my mint, as there is enough to go around.
Which brings me to this photo. I took this last summer as this little guy (or girl) was clinging to the stucco on the adobe wall of my home. I just like this photo, the narrow depth of field (focus) really keeps the focus on this little guy, and I like that he was giving me the evil eye. (:
I’m really surprised at how insects will let you get really close with a macro lens while you click away. I’m going to try to take more photos of different ones this year, I think.
And I’m hoping that in a few months, I’ll be seeing some relatives of this grasshopper around. Don’t worry little ones, there will be enough mint for all of us. (:
Shot with my 105mm macro lens at f/5.
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