Love is in the air…………..

Except this isn’t the love boat.  It is the annual invasion of the Lubbber Grasshoppers, (Romalea guttata).  The are about 3 inches long and they are all over some of the country roads out here in west Texas.  They are mostly in “pairs”.  I was on a road near the Twin Buttes Reservoir yesterday, and I don’t know how many honey-mooning families I wiped out because the highway was covered with them.   I decided to get a nice photo of the action, though.

Lubber Grasshoppers – “catching a ride”.

Photographed with my Canon EOS 7D and Canon 100-400mm lens, from about 8 feet.  Exposure 1/640 sec. @ f11, +0.3EV, ISO 320.  Hand-held.  Cklick on the image to see an enlargement.