One-inch Hopper

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I was coming back from filling the water pond for our possible guests, and saw this little fellow (at one inch long, he is, indeed, VERY tiny).  He was nearly invisible because he was so tiny, and nearly completely blended in with the background.  Of course my trusty iPhone was in my pocket, so I whipped it out to do his portrait. He was very cooperative, so I got down beneath him and shot up towards the ceiling of the deck – it was the perfect background.

Not sure how long he stayed there; he seemed in no hurry to go anywhere.  It was time to fix our Special Sunday Breakfast, so I just sent the photo off to myself and got busy cooking.

I looked just now and he was gone, but he probably had urgent business to attend to elsewhere.

I was fairly surprised when I pulled the photo up on my computer to see how very intricate and colorful he is.  I punched up the volume a bit, but didn’t do anything to his colors.  Aren’t they amazing?


About judilyn

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23 Responses to One-inch Hopper

  1. Amazing you were able to get so close and the colors are indeed so pretty. 🙂

  2. k says:

    Me thinks that pic is worthy of entry to some Photo Contests

  3. Shirley says:

    I am always amazed at your pictures ! This little guy is very pretty, who would think?

  4. taphian says:

    fantastic photo, Judie, wonderful colors. Have a nice day, virtual hugs Mitza

  5. Ed & Carol Daniels says:

    He was sitting still while contemplating which of your beautiful plants to eat next. 😉

  6. Kim says:

    Fantastic photo. Doesn’t noticing the little things influence perspective?

    • judilyn says:

      Absolutely! He was nearly invisible sitting on the deck rail. It was only because he sat so still when I came close that I went for the “portrait”.

  7. That’s an amazing image from an iphone! He looks like he’s wearing metal armor! He’s really quite striking!

  8. Nancy says:

    Fabulous photo, Judie!

  9. LFFL says:

    You can always find the creatures, can’t you, Judilyn?

  10. jmnowak says:

    He is a colourful fellow…obviously liked your company before skedaddlin’ off to his chores. 🙂

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