365 Challenge #277 - Grasshopper

Grasshopper, originally uploaded by Melanie Surplice.
This little grasshopper was less than a centimetre long, yet causing massive destruction on my mother's mint plant - there were huge holes all through the leaves where this hungry little dude and his mates were busily chomping.

My nephew thought it was pretty cool when I touched this guy's hind legs and he went pinging onto the next leaf.

Still getting used to the nuances with macro work and depth of field - I took this shot at f/4.5, but it feels like it needs to be a smaller aperture. Or on a tripid - or something. Anyway....the little dude smelled very much like mint, and was quite happy to pose for me.