November 29, 2013

Grasshopper and Moss

Photograph by Andrey Antov, Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Shots

A green grasshopper rests aboard a red mushroom boat in a sea of moss.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? I like how this is simply what it is—color and texture playing off each other to create an eye-catching tableau. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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69 comments
Simone Pennington
Simone Pennington

How lovely, I have taken a similar photo - same moss, same colour mushroon, but without the grasshopper! If I can find it, I will post it....

Smore Marr
Smore Marr

I really like the texture and color.

N. Houle
N. Houle

Love the picture. Good work :-)

marco diaz
marco diaz

i am from Mexico City but no matter where are you from, the nature rules! i used the photo of the day as a wallpapper

Shannon T
Shannon T

Absolutely beautiful. Love the color. Well done.

A. Isnaini
A. Isnaini

what a nice picture... Love it :)

Hoa Dang
Hoa Dang

A great colored pict ! ....what did you attach at the tail of the grasshopper ?

Dani Liboiron
Dani Liboiron

Nice composition, very colorful effect considering there are basically  only 2 colors. Well done! 

Deja Su
Deja Su

Love the color and shapes in the photo!! :)

Eric Simpson
Eric Simpson

Great photo! However, that's a katydid, not a grasshopper.

William Tobin
William Tobin

Moss is always very lush looking, and the contrast between the round red mushroom and green spiky moss brings this out.

Alan Carreno
Alan Carreno

Why can't we download the pictures any more

P. Budiman
P. Budiman

Stunning, excelent shot with greats of moments. love it.

Raheena Malayil
Raheena Malayil

Is it a grasshopper?has grasshoprs got harp long tail?

Janice H.
Janice H.

Splendid, wonderful, colorful shot of nature.        

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Just two wonderful vibrant colors in this picture. But one can almost reach out and touch the moss,the mushroom,but not the grasshopper who would be gone!  Joy Saldanha

Julie Burgess
Julie Burgess

I just love this shot, the colours and the moss look brilliant. Oh to be that talented.

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