Fun Friday: The Power of Yellow

Anytime I run across yellow wildflowers while hiking the prairie, I always take a little time to check out the flowers for insects. It seems that the yellow wildflowers are a popular color with many of the small prairie insects, such as with this unidentifed, hopper-like insect I found perched on a Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) wildflower, a few days ago:

Hopper-like Insect on Helianthus

To better show the colors/patterns on this insect’s back, I’ve cropped the above image in tight:

Hopper-like Insect on Helianthus

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5 macro lens
  • Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT carbon fiber tripod, with 3 Pod H-3 ballhead (this is my new, lightweight macro setup)
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/11
  • Shutter 1/25 sec.



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