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'The Throne' (Melanoplus differentialis)
Photographer: Howard Cheek
Location: My backyard in Kempner, TX.
Common Texas Grasshopper basking in natural late afternoon light. The zinnia garden perch reminded me of a 'throne', as this king surveys his empire.
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Camera Information: Canon 1D Mark III, 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4x, manfrotto carbon fiber tripod & 322RC2 joystick head
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