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The Skin Face of Cicada

The Skin Face of  Cicada
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-11
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-16 3:09
Viewed: 3081
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the face of a shedded skin of a cicada.
The adult cicada, known as an imago, is usually 2 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in) long, although some tropical species can reach 15 cm (6 in), e.g. Pomponia imperatoria from Malaysia. Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart on the sides of the head, short antennae protruding between or in front of the eyes, and membranous front wings. Also, commonly overlooked, cicadas have three small eyes, or ocelli, located on the top of the head between the two large eyes that match the colour of the large eyes.
Desert cicadas are also among the few insects known to cool themselves by sweating,[9] while many other cicadas can voluntarily raise their body temperatures as much as 22 °C (72 °F) above ambient temperature.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-04-16 3:16]

Impressive macro shot, Foozi!
Excellent sharpness and detail; good control of flash light and great POV. Very well done!

Hello Foozi,
great macro shot of this Cicada with good sharpness and fantastic details. Beautiful colours and fine use of flash. Have you used close-up lens rings? Or did you use other extra equipment, because I think it is not possible to make this picture with just using the Sigma 105mm.
Best wishes,

Hello Foozi
Wonderful impressive macro.Great frontal POV,wonderful colors and great light control.
Have a great week and thank You,
Kind regards

Hello Foozi,

This is an incredible magnification, retaining true-form details & (hopefully - never seen any cicada) natural colours. Exemplary.


hi Foozi,
a very good macro. or should i say a portrait of that Cicadas?! :)
good light and colour. excellent sharpness.
good job

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-04-16 5:23]

Hello Foozi,
Impressive and very ugly...that is almost a nightmare! But well taken, well framed and presented with gooid sharpness.
Kind regards

Great macro Foozi! Interesting subject, very good composition and wonderful lighting! The sharpness is impressive!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-04-16 6:10]

Looks like alien species, fine closeup, bit scary too. tfs.

hallo Foozi
very nice Macroshot with great details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi
another amazing macro picture with great detail and colour. nice POV.
with best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-16 7:29]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent macro in superb sharpness and details. Incredible eyes. Beautiful colours. The flash did its work very good. Great centred composition.

Salam Foozi,

A very interesting & excellent capture with such fine details, sharpness & colors. Very nicely done & TFS.

Best wishes & salam


Hello Foozi,
Spectacular macro portrait with great details and excellent clarity. The colors and focus are perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Hi Foozi,
I have to agree with Enrico, this is an impressive macro shot. Unlike I've ever seen with fantastic detail. Very well done indeed.

Hello Foozi,
Impressive macro capture caught with great details, excellent sharpness and good colours. I also like the symmetry. Well done!

Ciao Foozy. Impressive MF! Great close up. Excellente light's managment and colours.


amazing and scary, TFS Ori

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-16 11:45]

Hello Foozi.
Superb macro.I liked big eyes,details,sharpness very much.Thanks for posting.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Foozi,
what a great photo. Excellent point of view. Great sharpness! Perfect macro shot.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao Foozi, impressive portrait, great macro with amazing details, wonderful colors, splendid light and superb sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-16 14:23]

Hi Foozi,your camera and your lens show us all their muscles today! What a macro,incredible details and colors,it seems to see an extraterrestrian..ehehe....2 points are not enough!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Salam Foozi.
You have closed on the face really well with hairy details and those popping eyes. Amazing how cicada left the shredded skin looking like the real thing.
Great macro and thanks for sharing.

Increible acercamiento Foozi, realmente espectacular pero es que además es efectivo y realista.
Buen dominio de la luz.
Saludos: J Ignasi.

Hello Foozi
An impressive close up of this cicadas head, good pov and colors. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

Hello Foozi

WOW ! great macro shot of the face to face
with this insect, superbly focused with
great sharpness, details, and contrast, TFS


Hi Foozi,
Great photo and excellant detail.
Kind regards

Hi Mr.Foozi,
Fantastic picture of this Cicada face with good expressions.
Taken from a good POV & great sharpness. Very well done & TFS.

Hello Foozi-What an excellent close-Up.Excellent details with splendid colour.Very good work.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

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