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Cicada Mating

Cicada Mating
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-18
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 XR DiII LD Asp, MacroCloseUp +2
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-24 10:47
Viewed: 3468
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a long long gap, I decided to post again. These strange cicadas in mating position was captured at Sikhar Chandi, Bhubaneswar, Orissa. I do not have any info about these creatures currently. Please enjoy the photo. Thank you.

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Wooww... Haraprasan bhaijaaan nice to see you after a long-term break here between us! Welcome back MF! My feelings are somewhat mixed now:) THis is realy great capture of this tating pair of Cicadid MF! Hope you are well!
TFS and have a great WE with your family!


hello Haraprasan
This is very good
great pose with super good details and great sharpness
i like the colours very much
super shot
greeting lou

Hallo Haraprasan,
nice to see a new picture from you; a very beautiful and interesting capture, very good sharpness and splendid colours, excellent POV and composition.
Best regards

Hello Haraprasan,
Welcome back! Nice capture of this couple of cicadas, with bright colours. Very sharp capure and beautiful composition. Cbeers,

A very pleasant surprise, HP!
It is great to see you posting again after almost a year.
This mating pair of Cicadas has been brilliantly captured.
I have seen Cicadas in the hills, but this one is a totally different species. Wish we could know more about them.
Keep posting, HP; India has a poor showing on TN these days.
All the best!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-24 21:41]

Hi Haraprasan,

That was a long gap - it's good to see you again! These cicadas are very beautiful and you have captured the moment perfectly. They are very attractive with their lovely colors and markings. Both insects are sharp and clear with excellent details. I love the vertical composition.


Namastay Hara,
I have only just returned after a long time too.
Good to see you posting here again as well.
A very nice capture of these unusual Cicada, so very different to our species here in Aotearoa.
I hope you can find out what they are.
Very nice work.

Hi HP,
nice to see you again, welcome back.
You return with a very fine macro-picture, you have captured this mating couple in a fine way.
The picture is well exposed with nice natural colours.
Good sharpness, fine DOF the subject stand out well from the BG.
Good work.


Hallo Haraprasan
I am also glad to see a posting from you again after such a long time. Just the other day I mentioned to Ram I miss the fellow Indian members on the site, and here you are back, and with such a beautiful image. The vibrant colours in this image are outstanding and very pleasing to the eye, further to that you captured a great moment in action with these two insects mating, and further to that I like the natural surrounding and the clarity of the tree trunks texture. It compliments the image well. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-25 4:42]

Hello Haraprasan,
Nice to see a posting from you again! You present a very interesting subject with this mating pair of Cicadas. Amazing the orange "mouth"-part They have a very special coloration, would be nice to know soemthing more on this species.
Kind regards

hello Haraprasan,

a very nice macro picture from this
cicades and welcome back.
Good pov and details.
fine colours.


Long gaps can be good Haraprasan :)
Good use of flash, comp & details my friend.
I would remove that object bottom left edge of your frame, it doesn't need to be there..
Well done & have a nice weekend!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-25 6:43]

Hello Haraprasan,
thanks for the id suggested. Youre right and the flowers I bet is abundance in India.
This shot is so special as , seeing a mating cicada is something rare.
You have done very well with strong light and good colours.
such a nice composition with great details and excellent sharpness.
Well composed shot.


hello Haraprasan

welcome back to TN, excellent photo of these lovers on action,
shot with fine POV and appropriate framing, fine focus
excellent sharpness and details, TFS


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-25 8:14]

Nice to see you back, lovely species of cicada mating here. good details and colors, I have not seen this species before. tfs.

Hello Haraprasan
Nice to see your new posts. this is really great shot of beautiful cicads in coplation, with nice details, colors and POV. nicely composed and presented. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-25 22:16]

Hi Haraprasan.
I am glad to meet you here again. Pictured cicadas are really beautiful. But the fact, that I have never met any cicada at all. I like the subject at whole. They are looked on a trunk nicely. Lights, colours and details of the main subject as well as blurriness of the BG are excellent. Well done and best regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-26 4:33]

Hello Haraprasan,
Very intimate moment. This is a very nice mating shot with very good focus, sharpness and details.TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hello Haraprasan, welcome back! superb shot of this lovely scene. Wonderful composition.
TFS and regards,

Hello Haraprasan
welcome back on TN !
i have never seen so beautiful cicadas as this mating couple, their black and colors are very nice, great sharp shot, and superb sunlight
fine composition too
Have a good night

Ciao Haraprasan. Beautiful colours here and fantastic light. Interesting vertical compo.


my "dear" friend Haraprasan,
Welcome back.
Great way to return.... showing "love".
P.S. Hope your bibi is well.
Any children???
Mario with the MOST FRIENDLY greetings from Canada.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-30 2:12]

Hello Haraprasan,
Welcome back!
As I was away I could not say this to you earlier.
A superb macro of a pair of Cicadas, of a species unknown to me. The composition, sharpness and colours are excellent and the use of flash has not led to undesireable reflections.
Thanks for sharing this attractive image,
With best wishes,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-31 12:25]

Hello Haraprasan,
Great to see a post from you again and a really fine one of this pair of Cicadas. Amazing colours and very fine sharp details also of the wings. A lovely capture and well composed!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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