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Galapagos Grasshpper (Painted Locust)

Image # 1D2_03105

Santiago Island


Canon 100/f2.8 USM Macro Lens

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/250 second

Manual Metering



These were interesting, fairly large, insects, that we saw while hiking on several lava fields, with their coloration contrasting nicely against the normally dark or black rock. I should have brought knee-pads for this trip, as quite often I needed to get down on the rock to get a decent shooting angle for many subjects, and because of its volcanic origin, this surface was typically rough and often quite sharp as well.