Cicada on an oak tree. Canon 180mm f3.5L Macro lens.
Guest - Aug 29, 2006 05:17 PM EDT
Thank you for your kind comments.
Guest - Aug 24, 2006 11:50 PM EDT
Wonderful macro - and such good detail.
Guest - Aug 05, 2006 06:45 PM EDT
I sincerely appreciate all of your kind comments. This was taken in Illinois, near Hanover (NW corner). I'd never seen one of these up close so I took plenty of photos.
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 05:54 PM EDT
Doug - kudos to you on a phenomenal shot. (I wonder how it will reemerge in one of your "fantasy layers" some day!!!!). Like Karen, we hear them in Michigan and see their outgrown, drab-looking shells - but this gives them a whole new visage. I have an optical mouse with an enlargement feature, so was able to really admire its intrinsic detail. By the translucency I'd guess it had just emerged from its former shell! Awesome.
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 11:53 AM EDT
Wow. Another great shot Doug! I love the detail on him and I love how nature must protect him by making him blend in with the moss on the tree! Beautiful!
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 09:43 AM EDT
Awesome photo,I have never seen one of these but I would like too.
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 06:52 AM EDT
You've made this insect look like an giant beast!
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 05:00 AM EDT
Hi again, Doug. meant to ask you, is it necessary to always use a tripod with this lens? thanks. am trying to decide with macro lens to buy.
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 04:50 AM EDT
great macro and interesting also, as have never seen one of these in real life. The wings are pretty.
Guest - Jul 23, 2006 04:26 AM EDT
Beautiful close-up with sharp detail. We hear them in August but usually just find their skin sheds.
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