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camoufledge- CICADA

camoufledge- CICADA
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Copyright: Satish Hanumantha Rao (satish_h) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 0 N: 1261] (7630)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D-200, NIKKOR 28-105MM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-04 10:25
Viewed: 3389
Points: 10
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This CICADA was sitting on the stick, before flying off and resting on this Rock, full of Fungi. It was so camofledged, it took minutes to identify it. I liked the colors and this is the real technic of camoufledge.

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Hi Satish,
Interesting perspective, almost like 3D. Good sharpness of insect, little bit too saturated colours but still looking very attractive.
TFS, cheers


Im not sure whether I would have been able to spot this little critter hiding. Nice shot though with a good POV that really works.


Very well seen on your part Satish. The camouflage is incredible. The bronze colouring on the cicada is well done in camera and serves well to mix with this lichen. Your depth of field is good giving very good coverage of the insect with enough of the background so we can see this perfect blend. Your presentation is a good one where you have a simple frame, but you've utilized the colour from the lichen itself. Very nice work.

Thanks, John

Hi Satish,
Very original way of presenting an camouflaged insect and its surrounding. The shallow DOF and POV you have used is spot on. Great work of nature photography. TFS, Anil

this is camouflage in nature, at its best.
I like how you've used a shallow dof to keep the insect in focus and the other parts oof...very creative.
And, oh! yes!!, i like the colors here.

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