It can be hard to get a good look at the grasshoppers in the backyard. I have my little spots where I patiently wait for them but it can be really hard to get clear views. I tend to wait at the edge of a large cacti patch and hope one pops out.
I was so lucky in this case. This little guy landed on the cacti and had a bit of a stretch. This allowed me to get great close shots of the rear and hind legs. I’m hoping to learn more about their anatomy in the coming weeks/months. They are so fascinating.