These Wings by Kitsmumma

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I watched this little cicada break out of its shell, it was such a struggle. Here it is with its wings out but still wet and slowing unfolding, it was pushing so hard to get out of its shell, its legs outstretched with a final push.

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Australian Fine Art Photographer, Dip of Fine Arts (Photography), whose work is inspired by a love of nature and the abstract.
My photographs concentrate on the light, lines, colour, shape and form found in nature…… from bushland to beaches, even my own backyard.
I hope to surprise and intrigue the viewer with my work and explore the notion that beauty exists everywhere…in the right light!

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  • scottimages
    scottimagesover 3 years ago

    WOW! You’re so lucky! I’ve never actually had the opportunity to witness this happening.
    I was just explaining this process to my boys on the weekend after we found a cicada shell (always very exciting). Reilly (who’s 4) is scared of the shells. He thinks they’re going to hurt him despite all my explanations otherwise.

    This is a real treat :)

  • Thanks again Rosemary. My son was just as excited as I was to see this, he actually spotted it first. I’ve never seen one come out of it’s shell before in my life. Hope you show these shots to your boys. :D

    – Kitsmumma

  • Alexander Pawlow
    Alexander Pawlowover 3 years ago

    Great moment and great capture. The depth of field is perfect, I love the way you can make out the top of the tree.

  • Thanks Alex. Have you ever seen this happening?
    It was actually hanging backwards and upside down, I took the shot from below :D

    – Kitsmumma

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