Mr. and Mrs. Hopper

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue July. 25, 2018 2110 views

Pure madness, I crawled into this green jungle only to photograph a fat green bush-cricket. When I was done with him, I saw his wife sitting right next to my shoulder. She wasn’t sitting in the shadows ... No, she was sitting in the bright sunshine, right in front of my eye and I didn’t saw her! I "shifted through all of Zillas gears" and shot several pictures with different settings. Jeez, this camera is a mighty tool! Imagine, this pictures are only shot with a harmless normal lens - without some macro.

In the end I was lucky not to become a victim of ticks. Maybe I would have been completely without blood! This damned Austrian vampires are everywhere and just waiting for carless victims to infect them with Lyme disease or Tick-borne encephalitis.

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Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 8 months ago

There is more than one Zilla in this world - some Zillas are black others a green and sometimes they come together to t/make pictures ... joy

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Joe Zink 1 year, 8 months ago

Incredible detail and clarity in #1, Sigrid! 
I think the skill of the photographer compliments the capabilities of the camera grinning

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 8 months ago

blush Thanks! blush

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

Great camera, but better photographer. Love #1

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 8 months ago

blush blush blush Thanks!  Yes, #1 - it was much easier in bright sunshine and without all these saw like leaves around my face.

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

Wonderful detail , color & bokeh!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks! blush

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Scribe 1 year, 8 months ago

Crisp, beautiful, omen of good fortune!

At first, I thought they were grasshoppers,
but then I noticed its incredibly long antennaes,
and thought, "Crickets, oh my whoppers!"

It's still hard to tell so I'll stop here,
and admire these "personae gratae"
for good fortune flowing into our coffersheart eyes

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Scribe 1 year, 8 months ago

Thanks! blush
Color doesn't matter - I call every thing with long legs, which is ready to jump - including frogs and toads -, "Hopper".
Omen of good fortune?! I love it! I must have a damned good fortune, because they always invade our living room.

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Scribe Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 8 months ago

ROFL. You have to believe to receive,
and tell them to stay in the garden
if you don't want them hopping in blue heart

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