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Cicada (order homoptera)

Cicada (order homoptera)
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Copyright: Ho Tony (gracious) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 0 N: 3151] (13068)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-22
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-12 11:38
Viewed: 4863
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello TN friends,
Need help from someone to identify this small insect which captured at my Succulent garden with some broken legs, as I was trying out my Sonia 58mm Macro! much appreciate if you can tell the name of this insect!
Thank you for view and time
Have a wonderful sunday, everyone!

I liked to give my special thanks to our friend Bayram (boreocyriensis) for the ID of this insect!

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A beautiful cicada specimen, in spite of the broken leg segment Ho, your finely focused diagonal capture on the succulent leaves is a fine composition indeed!
TFS and cheers,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-12 11:53]

Hi Tony. We have A Succulent garde but not the fly so i dont know the ID. what ever it is you have captured a fineclose up with good detail and colours. well done TFS. You have a good sunday.

Hello Tony, a fine macro with wonderfull detail, excellent DOF good light and sharpness have a great Sunday rgds Necip

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-04-12 12:12]

Hi Tony,
fantastic picture... the composition, the colours, the interesting subjects... everything here is perfect, bravo
kind regards

Ciao Tony,
non conosco questa cicala ma ti faccio i miei complimenti per questo magnifico scatto.
Luce e colori molto naturale e perfetta nitidezza sul soggetto.
Saluti dalla Sicilia,

Its a cicada but dont know the species or even if we have more then one in NZ. Good sharp image and nice colours.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-04-12 12:19]

Hello Ho,

Very beautiful capture of this cicada. Good composition. Excellent sharpness. Great natural colours.
Very well done,

Hello Tony
Congratulations on your new Macro..I can see from this wonderfully sharp picture its working very well indeed..as for an ID I really cant help..I just hope he doesnt bite!!
My father has this camera.How does the 58mm macro attach?..is it with the convertor?..I would appreciate your help Tony as he loves macros.
A good new day to you.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-04-12 12:42]

Hi Tony , this is a great photo , the color is wonderful , the focus and detail even better. the clarity of the wings is super , good job.



Well I see you have it ID'ed...I have seen these at a younger age....perhaps in my teens. One feller has an image here on TN of one crawling out of its skin...very nicely done Tony!

Hello Tony, really impressive fly, amazingly fine details and colouration. super composition and a good image all round, very well done. TFS regards h

Splendida macro, eccellenti POV e DOF, bellissima la composizione sulla diagonale della cicala, ottima nitidezza e grande ricchezza di dettagli, magnifici e naturali i colori. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Hi my beloved friend Gracius,
Superb macro shot of this beautifull Cicada (order Homoptera) with wonderflul clarity my friend! TFS.
Greetings from Cyprus,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-12 15:04]

Hi Tony

A great shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-12 16:04]

Hello Tony,
excellent macro shot with incredible sharpness! The DOF is excellent, results in excellent crispness throughout the insect.
Superb POV showing off a lot of detail.

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-04-12 16:23]

Hi Tony!

I'll be coming a less frequently too because of work, but I hope I won't miss any of these beautiful shots! It's new for me to see a macro from you, but you show your skills here too! Both sharpness and colors are outstanding for a macro shot, I especially like the transparency of the wings shown perfectly - it looks like the window of a windsurf sail! Insects usually don't look 'nice' for me but here you peresented this one in a way I can call it really nice. TFS!

Best regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-12 16:49]

Hi Tony...i don't know what is this but your macro is a impressive work,the details are incredible,excellent under all corners of view,my best compliments,Luciano

Hello Tony. You macro shot is stunning with the new optics. The closeness to the subject is crucial with attachments like this and you have done it brilliantly. Pristine sharpness and excellently exposed. Well done and have a wonderful weekend. Best regards. Jusni

hello tony,
nice macro shot, liked the pov, composition and the details captured, looks like it has one broken leg,
tfs & regards

Hello Tony,

Pity this wonderful Cicada lost a part of the hind leg.
Love the clarity and colors very much.
Sharpness is excellent and details are beautiful.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards and have a great Sunday,


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-12 21:31]

Hello Tony

A wonderful close up of this interesting insect.
The details are sharp and well focused.
The colours are natural.
Well composed in the frame.


Hello Tony,

I shoot also a specimen of this insect in Mangawhai. They are so beautiful and makes a lot of noises. Nice composition in here own environment. Colors are natural. Photo is razorsharp. I shall do a litte Ws to show my cicade. Just for fun. I hope you like it. Regards and TFS BOB

Hello Ho,
What a colorful insect. Very interesting and interesting note. Vignesh

Hi Tony, I like it.
Very good detail, DOF, color, and exposure.
It's an excellent POV and angled composition, looks great through & through :)
Well done,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-13 8:19]

Hi Tony,

You have mastered your new lens very quickly. Wonderful macro of this cicada as well as of the plant. Excellent details and colors of the insect and its transparent wings. I would be able to identify one by sound but not by sight.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-13 9:42]

Hi good friend Tony,
Outstanding macro shot of this Cicada with immaculate sharpness and nice colours. Superb lighting and exposure levels and I like this natural setting. Pity about that broken leg. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-04-13 11:21]

Magnifique insecte aux ailes époustouflantes.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-13 13:04]

Excellent shot of this beautifully-coloured Cicada!
The irisdescent sheen on its thorax is amazing!
Very good sharpness and excellent detail.
It couldn't have perched on a better plant either :-)
Great diagonal composition.
Well done Tony,


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-13 13:07]

Hello Tony,
Superb capture of a Cicada with excellent sharpness that makes it stand out well from the busy OOF BG of succulent leaves. Nice POV and composition to.
This is a successful venture into macro photography and thanks for sharing it,
Best regards, Ivan

Hola Tony.
Una espectacular macro con una nitidez fenomenal.
Buenos detalles y reflejos.
Hasta pronto y tfs, JL.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-13 17:44]

Hola Tony.
Nice Macro photo of this Cicada. "Cigarra" in Spanish. have You ever ear them singing? They do so when is hot and sunny day.
Fine details in all the frame.
Saludos My friend.

Hi Tony, splendid macro of beautiful cicade with fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-14 5:59]

Hi Tony,
Nice focus, sharpness, details, composition and lighting. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-14 7:19]

Hi Tony
Fantastic closed up.Extremely sharp image with beautiful detail.Colors and light are amazing
TFS Michel

merhaba my dear friend Tony,
This is second cicad photo on TN, I marked. Your macro also great with perfect sharp details. Large eyes and wing texture very nice. You also presented it with a great composition and POV. great work indeed. Thanks for sharing,
best wishes my friend

Hi Tony,
A nice capture of this beautiful cicada. Excellent details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Tony!

I see your TN buddies already have identified the species. So let's just look at it and appreciate its delicate beauty! The sharpness, the depth of field and the colour balance are marvellous. I just wonder if this insect has lost part of one leg.

Kind regards


Hello Tony,
Excellent details in the insect!
Fine macro work and I can see this fellow has been in a fight with sad result, but I guess it can live with a couple of broken legs as the wings are intact...
A well composed presentation!
Pablo -

Hello Tony,
Who is this stranger in your gallery? :)
I was surprised to see this Cicadae among your landscape shots.
Excellent macro shot taken with good focus, sharpness and details.I liked the POV and the diagonal composition here.Pleasing colours too.
Thanks for the share,

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-16 10:30]

Hi Tony

Great insect shot, the colours are beautiful and it is sharp and detailed. Good POV too.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-16 11:22]

Hello Tony,
What a beautiful Cicada in fantastic colours! Good focus and sharp details. It stands out nicely against the leaves of the succulent.
Pity about its leg!:-) Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Y tu mi amigo de Nueva Zeleada ... jajaja. He de ir alguna vez a tu tierra, ya me aburre esta un poco, demasiada sequía :-))
Tu toma preciosa, me recuerda, aunque en grande, a un gran problema que tenemos aquí en los cultivos de peral: la Psilla pyri.
Gran ampliación, luz, colores y detalles.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-16 13:39]

Hola amigo,
magnífico realismo y foco...
buenos detalles y estupenda macro,
saludos Tony.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-16 14:56]

Superb macro of this cicada, Tony. I captured one in picture once but never as well as this! We see the details beautifully thanks to a great dof. The details are amazing and the light is perfect. Thank you!


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-17 4:14]

WOW!! What a strange and curious creature! You captured it with perfect sharpness and great detail. A great and interesting macro shot. I have never seen one of this kind here in Spain.
Congratulations and TFS

Hola Ho, excelente aproximación, nitida, con bonitos colores y con buena luz. Un saludo

Hi My Dear Friend TONY,

Superb tones , sharpness..
Excellent work...
Well done.


Wowww Tony,
splendid macro my friend, realy a splendid shot with all best qualities,
very well done,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-24 11:23]

Hello Tony,
Excellent photo of this Cicada in perfect sharpness and details. Great DOF, colours and composition. Very beautiful light.

Hello Ho , excellent sharpness and very rich colors . congrat. to you .

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