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Copyright: Lois Johnson (lebjohnson) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 16] (92)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-23
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-05-24 20:14
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Points: 6
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Walking at Leesylvania State Park this morning, I found this molted skin of this year's cicada's hatching. I don't which species it is as the ones here are supposed to be of the 17-year variety and it hasn't been 17 years since the last mass emergence.

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Growing up in Manassas I used to find cicada shells all over the place. this is great. I did a workshop (not to improve anything—yours is great) but to focus on the detail of the shell itself.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-05-28 13:15]

Hi Lois !

Nice catch.
Excellent surprised, very beautiful colors.
Have a pleasant evening,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-27 19:25]

Hello Lois,
These are a common sight throughout the summer here in Ohio, but I don't recall ever finding a shell casing on a plant like this. Love your composition and fine detail. The colors are vivid and the exposure is right on the money. Very attractive and eye pleasing image! Well done!!

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