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Walking Thorn

Walking Thorn
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Copyright: Enio Branco (Brutamonte) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 92] (1202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot W50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 10:08
Viewed: 3312
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
A cicada is any of several insects of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha, in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with small eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are one of the most widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and remarkable (and often inescapable) acoustic talents. Cicadas are sometimes called "locusts", although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.
There are probably about 3,000 species of cicadas in the world although many remain undescribed. Cicadas are arranged into two families: Tettigarctidae (treated elsewhere) and Cicadidae. There are two extant species of Tettigarctidae, one in southern Australia, and the other in Tasmania. The family Cicadidae is subdivided into the subfamilies Tettigadinae, Cicadinae and Cicadettinae, and they occur on all continents except Antarctica.

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Wow, really interesting photo and great note. The colors are wonderful, I just wish the sharpness was a little better.



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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-01-21 15:50]

Hola Bru: ... ¿Y esto què es? Nunca vi uno igual por aquì.
Gran macro, con buena nitidez, iluminaciòn y lindos colores, con profundidad adecuada y un fondo borroso que destaca al insecto. Congratulaciones!
Saludos, Nelly

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-01-21 23:07]

Embora a nitidez, assim me parece, poderia estar um pouco melhor, gosto mesmo da foto.

Belas cores, belas saturação, belo contraste.

É uma foto, no mínimo, diferente - o que, por si, já justificaria sua publicação.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-01-23 11:11]

Strange and curious creature! Very sharp picture for such a tiny thing. Excellent job and information.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes

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