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Cicada Nymph


Cicada Nymph
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-26
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-11-28 5:30
Viewed: 15130
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the discarded shell of a Cicada nymph. After spending many years underground (14 years in some species) the nymph climbs a tree,and emerges as an adult fly,usually at dawn,through a slit in the back of the shell.It takes a short while for the adults wings to dry before flying.
Cicadas are well known for their shrill chirping and the clapping sound made by their wings.
There are around 2,500 species of cicada worldwide.The 40 New Zealand species are found nowhere else in the world.

Hand held using autofocus
pp. lowered light levels,cropped and sharpened.

RAP, Fisher, thistle, red45, willie, gerhardt, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-28 5:56]

Bonita captura Steve con una profundidad que brinda casi un efecto 3D a la imagen.
Buen encuadre y presentacion para esta particular imagen de la cáscara del insecto... hace pocos días capturé algo similar y no sabía de que especie se trataba... gracias tambien por brindarme la informacion necesaria para su publicacion.

Pretty capture Steve with a depth that almost offers to an effect 3D to the image.
Good frame and presentation for this particular image of the shell of the insect... few days ago I captured something similar and I did not know that species was... thanks also to offer the necessary information me for its publication.

Good work on your composition. Cropping the left side a little more would add to your image. Well done.

Mike <

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2004-11-28 9:35]

I agree with Mike - cropping should be helpful. Good note and very interesting subject.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-28 12:23]

Very interesting post. Good quality image. I like it as it is. Well done

Very interesting shot Steve. This is such a strange creature. I think the compo would be improved if rotated and the bottom cropped.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2004-11-29 16:23]

Your note is short but very instructive (14 years underground), I didnt know that.
Furthermore, photos of larvas are rare on TN.
Thanx a lot, Steve!

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-29 22:50]

Now I have learnt something (actually a lot) from this post. Your note is very interesting and I really like the mige as well.

Very well done,

Thanks for posting

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