This may just be the first time that I’ve done a portrait of a Tettigoniidae, more commonly called a Katydid or a Bush Cricket πŸ™‚

What can I say? It was all about the bokeh (at least I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s called. Your thoughts, Joe?)


They are also known as long-horned grasshoppers, although they are more closely related to crickets.

37 thoughts on “Katydid

    • For some reason I am not able to hear anything on youtube today (some setting on the lap top, I’m sure). I’m also sure that I’ve heard this song but I need to hear it. Maybe later today …

  1. What is ‘bokeh’? I know I’ve come across that word before but can’t remember where or when – probably on Joe’s blog………. We call these grasshoppers, ours look very similar to this – our ‘crickets’ are really cicadas …… sigh! Whatever they are called they are lovely little fellows! And this is a beautiful shot!! πŸ™‚

    My slowly rumbling to life morning brain is telling me now that the pretty spotted light effect is the ‘bokeh’ is this correct?

  2. I knew what bokeh was, but I have never actually seen a Katydid! Your bokeh and your Katydid are both wondrous!! You’ve come a long way from the lady with the borrowed camera who could barely upload her photos from the road. You are wondrous, Laurie! Well done, indeed.

    • Mary, I absolutely love that you remember that I borrowed the camera and couldn’t figure out how to upload the photos. You’ve brought such a smile to my face and warmth to my heart!

    • It’s funny, because I’m not sure how I’ve seen one either. I was outside reading and looked up and there it was. I learned they are also called “leaf bugs” and it’s pretty clear why!

    • Thank you so much! So happy with this image πŸ™‚
      And of course I had to go look up Katy Carr … I’d not heard of these books. How did you learn of them?

      • To be honest, I am not too sure myself, possibly the sort of book I had to read in school (while i was reading Asimov under the desk), either way, it was a long time ago πŸ™‚

  3. Oooh! You touched my childlike glee with this one. I don’t think I’ve seen a Katydid before, but now I’m certain I’ve seen a beauty. I actually gasped out loud to Tara, “It looks like a leaf!” (yes, childlike glee has much to do with stating the obvious.)

Because Boomdee dared me: Lay a little sugar on me :-)

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