A Single Cricket


Yesterday we pulled two chairs in front of an opened back door to watch this.  During that time my daughter looked down at the deck floor and saw a single cricket. Naturally I was taking pictures of the other commotion when I trained my eye on this tiny creature. At first I thought this was a grasshopper but the differences between the eyes and antenna's were significant enough for me to call him a cricket. I think he's a young one too. When he began hopping away I followed him across the deck with my camera as close as I dared for fear of him jumping on me and watched him leap from the deck in one single bound. The picture below was another favorite from this series as he seemed to be watching my closely.

20 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

The second photo is particularly good, very clear.

Carver said...

That's a great shot of the cricket. I hear them and know there must be thousands in my yard but rarely see them.

Al said...

Nicely captured, you managed to get a great, close shot of him.

Greyscale Territory said...

I am amazed that this little thing embarked on an adventure on your vernadah! I too have never actually seen one, but I have heard them! Great photos!

Kat Mortensen said...

Neat-o! I would have thought grasshopper too, but these photos indicate cricket. They are great shots, by the way.

Kat

Frances said...

They make a lot fo noise for such little fellows. Lovely clear shot. Also like the one with the crows - nice photoshopping.
Have a happy photohunt.

Max-e said...

Intereting little fellow.

Manang Kim said...

Now I remember crickets has also this distinguished sound and I think this creatures are the one living somewhere in my garden plot. I heard them more often now, but I don't mind though. Great shot to this one and happy weekend!
Photo Hunt-Numerical

Jeeves said...

Like the first picture

anthonynorth said...

Perfect pictures.

Geraldine said...

We use to have TONS of crickets here in Canada, now it seemslike they've disappeared. I love listening to them "do their thing" chirping away at night. Miss that sound. Great capture, thanks for a nice memory too.

jan said...

wow you capture the cricket good..really clear..

anyway my entry is up too..

http://moms-journey.com/2010/08/21/numerical.aspx

see you and have a good weekend

Karen said...

We had a cricket in the house the other day -- supposed to be good luck. I rescued him and put him outside.

Great shots.

lisaschaos said...

To be honest, crickets kinda creep me out. I really don't want one on me either! Cute shots, he looks about ready to pop up on you!

Rambling Woods said...

See the long sword like thing on the end...it is the female's ovipositor that she used to lance open vegetation to lay eggs...I think it is a hopper of some kind..will have to do some research..it is so wonderful to catch these little things that bring a smile to our faces....

Ryan said...

Well done on capturing these shots, I hear these creatures a lot but I've rarely spotted any.

Mrs. Estvold said...

those are lucky!

Mary said...

Cute little thing! I hate when they get in the basement and are real noisy...and I can't find them to move them back outside.

Quiet Paths said...

ah, the songsters of the evening! They either sound melodious or they drive me freakin' crazy! Love your shots.

beth said...

oh what a fantastic noisy little bugger :)