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December 14, 2015

Pay Attention to the Little Things

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Chris Spohn Chris Spohn

While I was walking through the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo with my daughters, we meandered into a flower garden, and suddenly, it occurred to me that I had not been paying full attention to everything at the zoo.

Bees. Wasps. Hoverflies. Crickets. Grasshoppers.

These things should have been obvious. Instead of looking everywhere at everything, I was preoccupied with chasing what I thought I was after. I had focused on following a butterfly, trying not to scare it off, trying to get a little bit closer. I paused, and when I looked up, this differential grasshopper was waiting.

All I had to do was release the shutter.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was selected by our readers from many great shots submitted for our “Green” assignment.

Pentax K-5, Pentax DFA WR 100mm Macro

Brooklyn , USA Map It


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linda roller
December 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm

I love this shot. The grasshopper is paying attention. What s cute guy of a “hopper”.

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