Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Grasshoppers of Celebration, FL

On our walks with the dogs throughout Celebration, I have recently discovered these absolutely beautiful grasshoppers and have started photographing them.  They have the most brilliant colors in their wings that are really visible when they jump.  After doing some research, I have learned that they live high in the trees because they have incredible vision, being able to see for miles, and this allows them to see fellow grasshoppers and to be seen.

The brilliant color of their wings are so that when they jump the flash will been seen by other grasshoppers... it is such an amazing shade of red that I was in awe!  I hope you have enjoyed these photos and my little Entomology lesson.  :-)

Until next time..... Lorie


~ Noelle said...

you took these?
what kind of camera?
great pics

fredamans said...

I can't believe how colorful those grasshoppers are, nothing like up here. Ours are bland green.

Great shots!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You my dear rock look at you finding out all the info on them. I didn't know they could see for miles that is crazy.

These are very beautiful, you're becoming a professional photographer.

Adaptable Kay said...

Oh my goodness, they are GORGEOUS! I never knew a bug could be that vivid and vibrant before O.o

No wonder you love it down there! It's warm and beautiful in many ways xD

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