Garish, gorgeous leaf hopper

In Bright Afternoon Sun

According to BugGuide.net I.D. Request Forum, this is a Broad Headed Sharpshooter.

Garish, gorgeous leaf hopper

I took quite a while processing this photo-capture of my favorite (leaf hopper?) so he’d appear the way he did to me through my viewfinder. The sun was scorching bright, the color was vibrant and hot, and yes, sometimes the intensity of the sun created areas of washout highlights. Comparing this to my earlier posts, I believe this is the most accurate portrait of him so far –

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