Upon coming home tonight, we saw this grasshopper sitting on top of the car. I just had to take a shot. The light was dim so it was hard to get a good picture, but fortunately, Mr. Grasshopper was a most cooperative subject. He just stood still even as I closed in on him. The last shot, taken without a flash, was the best of the bunch, so here it is.
This encounter got me reading on grasshoppers in general. I wonder what subspecies this one is.