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Grashopper Portrait

Oedipoda germanica
Red-winged Grasshopper
Rotflügelige Ödlandschrecke

La Ciotat, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, Europe

This Red-Winged Grashopper came to my attention (lens) in Tuscany. I had to learn, that really slow movements tremendously help to get get that close, using a macro lens. Adding distance rings increased the magnification. Setting the camera stable onto the ground and a rather good light allowed a small aperture and a sharp image.

Canon EOS 7D , EF100mm f/2.8 Macro @ 100 mm , 1/80 Sek. F14 , ISO 400, Distance rings; RAW