Romalea microptera

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Photograph by Kimberly Smith, age 11.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

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Romalea microptera–eastern lubber grasshopper chewing on leaf of pond apple, Annona glabra, Loxahatchee, Florida.

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Wow, even 11 year old girls are better photographers than me. Seriously though, I assumed this was a professional photo until I read the credit. Good job Kimberly

An apple leaf a day will lure the tree doctor here to stay.

Wow, this is gorgeous. I’d like to shoot like this, but my current camera isn’t equipped to do upgrades. I still shoot illustrations for my photo-essays; I have lots from my butterfly meadow this summer.

Elizabeth Barrette said: I have lots (of photos) from my butterfly meadow this summer.

We went to the Butterfly Pavilion (http://www.butterflies.org) in the Denver suburb of Westminster last year (highly recommended) - here’s some of the pictures: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9omWLv3YiI (These are all live butterflies.)

Oh, that is just an awesome photograph! She deserves more than just an Honorable Mention. I would have voted for that. Excellent, Kimberly!

IMHO, this picture is better than the majority of the finalists.

Thank you for the nice comments. I am already looking for stuff to take pictures of for next years contest.

Kimi said:

Thank you for the nice comments. I am already looking for stuff to take pictures of for next years contest.

Kimberly.

Thank you for the picture.

I have had the good fortune, as a retired scientist, to teach and work with bright and talented students in math and science. I have also evaluated their science projects.

Obviously a great deal of thought and talent went into that photo; it didn’t happen by accident.

You appear to have a combination of artistic talent as well as the ability to recognize a good biological subject. This is a common characteristic of very bright students. Keep up the good work and consider a career in science.

Great use of color, composition and focus.

Hits right on a “Golden Ratio” point, and the photographer composed it such that even the leaf and tree limbs “draw” the viewer to the eye-catching, clear subject.

VERY nice work!

Excellent photo. It surprises me how colorful the lubbers are. I have a photo of a lubber from Arizona that looks like turquoise jewelry.

Stanton said:

An apple leaf a day will lure the tree doctor here to stay.

“One Apple Every Eight Hours Will Keep Three Doctors Away” – Kliban.

Great photo, Kimberly!

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