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Copyright: Reid Stone (go2stones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 389] (1279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-22 10:49
Viewed: 3464
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is my apology to cicadas. I have been showing them in such dire circumstances lately. Well, here is one that is alive and well. They're pretty interesting creatures. They're fairly large for a flying insect, and they have sounded out the summer with their 90 decibel noisemaking.

So here's to the cicada!

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Hi Reid, great POV for this wonderful cicade in beutiful pose with perfect focus and excellent sharpness, good colors and amazing details, very well done, ciao Silvio

You are the lover of the unusual and small ones. Cicadas are so intriguing..I do remember them well. Wonderful closeup Reid. I wonder as to their usefulness in nature. Certainly all things have some purpose...just that we have not yet figured it out.

Hello Reid,
What a awesome close up in a giant size!
good clarity, natural colour and very details in the insect!
well composed and well seen

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-09-22 13:11]

selam reid , excellent macro shot and very good composition of this ciceda .nice pov and bg with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

hello ried,
well composed shot, nice pov, the close up looks good, a bit of oe is visible otherwise a nice shot,
tfs & regards

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-09-23 0:41]

Hi Reid,
Splendid close-up shot with sharp details and nice colours. The falsh light was a bit harsh but still it looks majestic up there. I think it would have looked even better with a little more space around it - you have come too close. Excellent POV and I like those huge eye balls. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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Hello Reid,
I like most the POV here. Nice detail and good DOF for this composition..
I did a WS to try & bring the exposure down a bit.
Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-09-23 3:56]

Hello Reid,
Though parts of this cicada image are overexposed by the flash, it is sharp and detailed, taken from an excellent POV and well composed.
I really have no right to judge the quality of the flash as I never use it myself and am therefore a complete novice in its use.
TFS and enjoy your Sunday,

Great close-up! Amazing details - what interesting eyes this cicada has.
Their purpose - they are one of nature's musicians! :)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-09-23 9:07]

Reid, what a closelup and scary. Your macro shot with such a lovely eye catch is superb Ganesh

Hi Mr. Reid,
A beautiful capture of this beautiful cicada. Yes their noise is very loud. Here in our villages when cicadas sing. Our farmers believe that it is time to go to the rice fields for plouging. Very nice details and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.


The details are well exposed, giving the colours a very natural tone. Well done
Best wishes,

Hello Reid,
This guy has got a nice glimpse in the eye!
Very well done on this extreme close-up, fine details in the insect and the tight framing works well!
Pablo -

Hello Reid
Very impressive picture of this Cicada, great details and colors good DOF and nice composition
very well done

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-10-18 10:51]

Hello Reid , A Great macro shot , a very apart beast , never seen before , beauty colours details compositie his eyes aad bg ,good job ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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