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Annual Cicada


Annual Cicada
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Copyright: John Denk (jpdenk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 3 N: 74] (333)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, 60mm f/2.8D AF Micro Nikkor
Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-25 20:48
Viewed: 1929
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this beauty on the underside of a Solomon's Seal leaf in my yard this afternoon. This is one of the species of Cicadas that make lots of racket up in the trees at this time of year. I'm not sure which genus or species it is yet.

Edit: Changed my mind, now I think this may be a light morph of Tibicen pruinosus.

I used the on-camera flash with a Puffer flash diffuser for lighting. Camera was hand held.


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beautiful insect with wonderfully colored wings which are transparent. nicely focussed, good clarity and sharpness. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-26 2:06]

Hello John,
Great to see a new posting after a few months.
Fantastic sharp detailed macro in splendid colours. It's really a beauty! Excellent use of flash. Taken from a perfect POV.
Regards,
Peter

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-07-26 4:19]

Hello John
really a wonderful and capture and a exciting details shown here. The insect is so marvellous and you have composed it so lively, especially the wings and the eyes.
So awesome..great job.

Regards
Foozi

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-26 14:36]

Hello John,
Great to see a post from you once again. You have captured this little beauty perfectly. From it's light color is looks like it has just emerged from it's exoskeleton fairly recently.
Love the super sharp focus which allows us to see it's unique features in excellent detail. The wings are gorgeous and the flash helped to really bring out the pretty colors. Well done!!
Ron

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-27 2:40]

Hi John,
Excellent capture from close range. Excellent detail and focus
in nice colours.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2013-07-30 8:13]

A very good picture of this cicada. Nice sharpness and light. Thank you for sharing it. Saludos.

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