Another week, another Dijea Photo Challenge. This time the task is to demonstrate our prowess in macro photography, or 'close-ups' as we used to call it in the old days.
I have plenty of insect images from my work last year, but I think this is one I prefer. It was taken back in the spring, and I think its Caedicia simplex, commonly known as Katydid*. My Andrew Crowe book thinks they may be native, or they may have been blown over from Australia. Either way, this is a youngster, yet to develop wings.
The rose, if you're interested, is 'Graham Thomas' - one of the few that thrives under my non-spray, laissez-faire regime. It has a gorgeous scent.
* A name I was given periodically in my childhood, along with 'What Katy Did Next' and 'K-K-K-Katy'.