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    Mutant alient insects in my backyard. Critter geeks, identify this for a prize.*

    WTF is this thing?

    For a frame of reference, in the first shot that's a normal sized brick.










    Gratuitous upskirt insect porn shot.





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    grasshopper
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    grasshopper
    Really?

    It was like four inches long. I've seen grasshoppers before but never that big.

    Ugh. How anticlimactic.

    (Part of this was code.)
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    It's probably some kind of locust...

    People don't realize how much practice I put into manually focusing a 1-3X lifesize. Your DOF can be less than a millimeter on a moving subject.....that you scare them away when you get close to 'em.

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    Post the upskirt one in Podium Girls.

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    Also, the 'thru the leg' shot.....make me scurred. It's like attack of the 50 ft locust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by il sogno
    Post the upskirt one in Podium Girls.
    The peekoboo one would be a good one to post there too.

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    locust...grasshopper....same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasticMotif
    It's probably some kind of locust...

    People don't realize how much practice I put into manually focusing a 1-3X lifesize. Your DOF can be less than a millimeter on a moving subject.....that you scare them away when you get close to 'em.
    For serious. A few of my shots, some other part of his face would be in focus but the eyes not.
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    Locust

    next is the plague of frogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len J
    Locust

    next is the plague of frogs.

    Len
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    is this him?
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    is this him?
    After you said it was a grasshopper I found some other pics that looked more like my guy.

    None as big, though.
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    this one needs lolcaptioning

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    * not actually waterproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    After you said it was a grasshopper I found some other pics that looked more like my guy.

    None as big, though.
    maybe he is from texas..........................
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    That's a big mofo for these parts. I was watching one of the science shows and they are expecting a locust outbreak this year. Best I can tell is locust are just really big grasshoppers that eat, screw and die every 7 years or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rward325
    ................ locust are just really big grasshoppers that screw every 7 years or so.
    they must be happily married..........
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    my vote

    Locust.

    although, as a footnote, here in South Mississippi, there is a small island in the back bay where huge a** grasshoppers eat, screw and proliferate. As there are no predators on the little island, they get GI-NORMOUS. I have actually had one ride from the island to the boat launch (about 11 miles @ 40 mph) on the back of my jet ski.

    Pretty gross, all of them.

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    Locusts are several species of short-horned grasshoppers of the family Acrididae that sometimes form very large groups (swarms); these can be highly destructive and migrate in a more or less coordinated way.
    says Wiki
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees
    this one needs lolcaptioning

    Wai yes, I did eet this whol fens poast by myself.

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    But can it snatch a pebble from your hand before you close it?
    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    In Texas we call that a baby grasshopper.
    I will have to find what we call a cow ant and post of picture of it. Imagine a red ant about an inch long with fur!
    Scared me the first time I saw one. After some research turns out they are actually in the wasp family so I don't want to find out what their sting is like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569
    But can it snatch a pebble from your hand before you close it?
    I don't know. I was too busy running for my life.
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    That grasshopper is likely Schistocerca americana (American Bird Grasshopper). They're big guys, part of the Acrididae family named for the nasty, acrid fluid they release when predators mess with them). (I was an entomologist in a past life. Like 10 yrs ago.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeebus
    That grasshopper is likely Schistocerca americana (American Bird Grasshopper). They're big guys, part of the Acrididae family named for the nasty, acrid fluid they release when predators mess with them). (I was an entomologist in a past life. Like 10 yrs ago.)
    Awesome knowledge, Jeebus.

    Guess I'm glad I sat there f-ing with him for half an hour.
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