Maybe I should walk around with a pair of binoculars all the time. But I have something better: my camera. One of the best things about being a photographer is that I can see details through the lens that I would otherwise miss. I particularly enjoy macrophotography because you take small things and make them larger than life. Then you really notice the details.
Today I saw a grasshopper for the first time. Yes, I have seen them jump around the yard every summer since I was a kid, but I never got up close and personal until today. I spotted one that seemed rooted to its spot so I grabbed my camera and started to shoot. I got lucky and got to take a series of shots. I’m told this is a long-horned grasshopper better known as a Katydid. The color, texture and lines are all beautiful. I’m glad I finally got a closer look!