Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

I met this fellow while I was out snapping rose photos.  He just sat there, bold as brass, on my rose leaf.

This is a scarlet and red leafhopper - not one of the garden's good guys.  Doesn't he (or she- no idea) seem to be laughing at me as I get so-o close with the macro lens? A very determined bug, the leafhopper stood fast while the breeze shook the leaf and I edged closer.  I haven't been back to see what damage may have been done to that leaf.

More Ruby Tuesday can be found over at Mary T's place.  Go ahead, hop on over. 

12 comments:

Kim, USA said...

I find this tiny guy gorgeous. I like the red and green on his/her back. Great shot Anni!

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

With a great shot like that, why would you worry about a little leaf damage? :-)


RAINBOW DITTY

Dibs of yellow and dabs of red—
Rainbow colors go to my head!

Dashes of gold and crimson too—
Painted like this I can’t feel blue!


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Ginny said...

I have never seen one of these, what a great capture!!!

Dimple said...

It is a very pretty bug, despite its no-good reputation! Nice macro!

Tonja said...

We have a giant grasshopper that's fallen in love with the screen on my back door. It's there every night. Sorry I've missed your blog - I am not a fan of yarn, but gardening I love.

Cafe au lait said...

Fantastic shot.

I played too. Mine are here and here.

jeannette said...

I can just see you spying on this grashopper! My wish is to catch butterflies, but they're so restless, lol!

Robin said...

He's a cute little guy, I hope he didn't wreak too much havoc.

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EmptyNester said...

It's sometimes hard to imagine something so pretty being so bad. I had a friend in Bowling Green Ohio who had the most wonderful garden back in the day. He never used spray---he picked the bugs off the plants and put them in his blender with some water and mixed them up into a natural spray. He said that bugs are not cannibalistic. I just know that I never ate or drank anything there that he had to use that blender to mix up. LOL

Ralph said...

This meme allows for a lot or a little red - so this leafhopper is a good ruby - only as reds go, that is!

eden said...

He has lovely colours. Great capture.

Rudee said...

Well it's an interesting color for such a naughty little thing. You can only hope it ran into one of the good guys and destruction was cut short.

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