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This grasshopper was bouncing about while I was meant to be learning how to capture giraffes. But I was bored. What's so difficult about capturing giraffes anyway? Fly, shoot, wait, chase, tie up, push over, wake up, load onto lorry.

So, yeah, grass hopper had my interest.

As usual - Ixus punching above its weight.  So...er...fly...holy...er.

Cheating scum depth of field work? Yes.

Using a fake fly 'cos real ones fly away? No.

There are some things money can't buy, for everything else, there's trickery.  It's worked every other time he's tried. But it's like a parachute isn't it: it only needs to go wrong once. One of these days gravity is going to notice his japes. But not today, hopefully, not today...

Grantchester Meadows. < A very chilled out, green praying mantis. South Africa > Fiesty mantis. Trying to get a shot of this included following it for about five minutes while it would just not stop moving. South Africa again. It has to work. Just this one time. The escape has to happen he can only try once. It's like a rocket launch, isn't it? Months of planning, hours of effort, for this one single chance. This one day will change his life. It might go wrong, but not today, no way, not today...

Grantchester Meadows. Grantchester Meadows. The male Banded Damoiselle.

A very chilled out, green praying mantis. South Africa
A very chilled out, green praying mantis. South Africa

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