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Copyright: Dimitris Pap (dip) (59)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-15
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-20 11:25
Viewed: 1608
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cicadas,alternatively spelled as cicala or cicale, are insects in the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid suborder Homoptera). Cicadas are in the superfamily Cicadoidea. Their eyes are prominent, though not especially large, and set wide apart on the anterior lateral corners of the frons. The wings are well-developed, with conspicuous veins; in some species the wing membranes are wholly transparent, whereas in many others the proximal parts of the wings are clouded or opaque and some have no significantly clear areas on their wings at all. About 2,500 species of cicada have been described, and many remain to be described. Cicadas live in temperate-to-tropical climates where they are among the most-widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. Cicadas are often colloquially called locusts,[1] although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are various species of swarming grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.

Cicadas are benign to humans under normal circumstances and do not bite or sting in a true sense, but may mistake a person's arm or other part of their body for a tree or plant limb and attempt to feed.Cicadas have long proboscises under their heads which they insert into plant stems in order to feed on sap. Bites can be painful if a cicada attempts to pierce a person's skin, but they are unlikely to cause other harm. Bites are unlikely to be a defensive reaction and are rare, usually occurring when a cicada is allowed to rest on a person's body for an extended amount of time.

Cicadas can cause damage to several cultivated crops, shrubs, and trees, mainly in the form of scarring left on tree branches while the females lay their eggs deep in branches.
Many people around the world regularly eat cicadas. They are known to have been eaten in Ancient Greece as well as China, Malaysia, Burma, Latin America, and the Congo.Female cicadas are prized for being meatier. Shells of cicadas are employed in the traditional medicines of China.(Wikipedia)

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Belle Photo!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-20 16:02]

Hi Dimitris,it's nice to see you on TN too,and what a fantastic macro you show us today,a magnificent cicada caught in a spectacular way,the detail and the colors are truly the best as possible,i hope to see more from you....ehehe....have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hello Dimitris-Beautiful Macro of this Cicada.Nice details and colour against well managed blurry BG.Good work.Thanks for sharing.regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

Hi Dimitri
照的很漂亮 很美丽的蟬 也很清晰
覺得你的角度非常棒 我還沒照過這種角度
光線亮麗 非常美麗的作品
构图也很美丽 真是好看

Ciao Dimitris, great macro of lovely cicala, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Dimitris. Beautiful Macro of this Cicada.Nice details super Sharp.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-21 8:16]

Hello Dimitris,
Fantastic sharp detailed macro of this Cicada in splendid light. Taken from a very good POV. Excellent DOF, background and composition.

Hi Dimitri

Great macro, nice DOF and very nice details, very nice bokeh and a blurring BG, very nice composition



Hello Dimitris
Wonderful macro with superb light, thank you.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-07-21 15:02]

Maravillosa macro, con un gran enfoque en la cigarra y una bella atmósfera creada por el background bellamente difuminado y el efecto vignette. Felicitaciones amigo Dimitris!

Desde Argentina,
Henán Ernesto Bortondello

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