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Not my usual photography subject but this morning this Cicada decided to pay me a visit and bathed in the sun while resting on a plant in my balcony planter. With only seconds to spare this image was taken hand-held at high noon just before it flew away.

You can read about these insects at Cicadas

Nikon D800E
Nikon MACRO 105mm – 2.8 Lens

PSE-11 & Topaz

Taken: August 17 2013

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bugs, insects, cicada, summer, ontario, canada


  • Rosemary Sobiera
    Rosemary Sobieraover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture, Julie! Well done! :)

  • What a total surprise Rosemary, I didn’t think they would fly this high. Hope your enjoy our summer weather..Jules

    – jules572

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisover 1 year ago

    August 25/2013
    Congratulations Jules with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Thank you Jo for your favor and for including this image of the Cicada in this weeks features….Jules

    – jules572

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 1 year ago

    What an outstanding capture, Jules! Incredible lighting and detail – I was sure it was a tripod shot until I read your description! Congratulations on your feature in Winged Insects!

  • Thank you Anita for your favour; the Cicada didn’t stay around long enough for me to set up my tri-pod, usually they’re only heard as they stay high on the tree tops….Jules

    – jules572

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 1 year ago

    Great capture. I remember these when I was a kid in Colorado…noisy too. We used to find their sheddings still attached to trees

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