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Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten
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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: 2005-02-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-02-25 5:25
Viewed: 7822
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of my recent posts featured the Chorus Cicada.
I've also posted photos of these empty cicada nymph shells before, and Chris (sandpiper2) posted an excellent shot of the nymph actually emerging.
As he said,they burrow out of the ground in the middle of the night,when the earth is softer.

I have trouble understanding why these insects evolve the way they do.... I mean, given the choice between flying around all day in the sunlight or being buried for years on end in the earth...what would you choose ? Why then have they evolved to spend 7 to 14 years underground as a wriggly grub, and only a few days as a free flying adult. Madness!
I think the birds had a better idea.... I guess the more conscious you are,the more of a hand you can have in your personal evolution.(Sounds like something from Ram Dass or Krishnamurti doesn't it?)
I don't think I'll be a cicada in my next life.

red45, dew77, Fisher, honza, JeanMichel, Luc, Andrieux, hummingbird24, gerhardt, eduaraujo, carper has marked this note useful
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To sandpiper2: I must be a cicadaLordPotty 1 02-28 03:10
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-25 6:12]
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Madness of nature Steve :-) Same as creatures without eyes live all its lifes in darkness or male mantis or spider which is eaten by female just right after sex ;-) I like your picture and note - both have got soul.

Steve, Comments later, running late.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-02-25 8:24]

After your note I don't think I'll be a chorus cicada in my next life,either!!! TFS

Excelent shot, Steve. Well done on this composition and details. Great note. :)


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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-02-25 9:57]

Very interesting photo with good details. I havenīt seen cicada nymph never, I made photo adult cicada only (I want give the photo next time :-))

This is unusual, Steeve, and very well composed and framed. Looks like an uderground freak, some insect of another world. You've catched it in the right condition to match it's way of life. Interesting, but not like that in my next life either!

Well now you've posted the adult and the exoskeleton, so go to bed early and get up at 10pm and go find an emerging one, you know you want to.
As for life style choice, remember, some people like to just lie around and suck an existance out of others. Don't think Iwant to be a cicada either.

Nice follow up, Steve. Very interesting to see this skeleton. Very nice capture. Well done.

wow, nice photo and better text yet ... :-)) congratulations ... eduardo

It's a nice one Steve.
No doubt about that, the composition is very nice. I think you could cropp a little from the top and put it then 45 degrees to the left, ofcourse it's personal farther a good job

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