Hi! This is my first blog post on photography!! This is a picture of Kasper the katydid! ...or grasshopper....I think he's a katydid.....yeah he's a katydid. Look at the arched back; grasshoppers have straight backs. Oh, anyways, here's how I found this jumpy lil' feller! I was rolling down a not at all steep hill, and stopped to take a breath. Then, just by mere lucky amazing chance, this lil' guy was staring right at me! "Mom!! Look, it's a grasshopper- no, a katydid!!! The first katydid I've handled!" I scooped up the leaf green katydid, and he was really jumpy! He settled down on my hand for 3 seconds, then.... HOP! HOP! Off he went into the grass. I picked him up again and I got to get a photo of him near my face, it's in my profile picture! (mom took the photo on that one) But after I breathed out and sighed, HOP! HOP! HOPPITY- BACKFLIP!!! He did a backflip and landed right near my leg! (I cropped out my leg because it was covered in dirt from rolling down the hill) I took quite a few photos of him because he's so kawaii (that means cute in Japanese)! Also, It's my first time handling a katydid! (Their kinda like jumpier and tinier grasshoppers. They also like to be in bushes and look like leaves as camo) Well, that's my first post! Bye everyone!
Mom holding Kasper.
Kasper hiding in the grass. Can you see him?