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I’ve been watching the cicadas… we’re currently inundated with them.

This polyptych shows one breaking out of its shell, taken over a period of about 2 hours.

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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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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 4 years ago

    That truly is awesome…nature is soo amazing!

  • Thanks Carol, it sure is, I was so excited to witness this.

    – Kitsmumma

  • Rhana Griffin
    Rhana Griffinabout 4 years ago

    Utterly brilliant Sylvia, I don’t know that I would have the patience! It’s certainly paid off for you though :)

  • Hi Rhana, I was so excited but in the middle of dinner and fighting off kids for my spot. I wish I’d set up a tripod, I kept coming back to what I thought was the same spot, next time… mind you, this is the first time in my life I’ve actually seen one come out of it’s shell.

    – Kitsmumma

  • Alexander Pawlow
    Alexander Pawlowabout 4 years ago

    What a great event to be able to capture and share! Nice macro work too :-)

  • Thanks Alex, it was amazing to watch, it all seemed to be happening so slowly when watching intently but then turn away for a minute or two and the progress was incredible! Will endeavour to use a tripod in future :D

    – Kitsmumma

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...about 4 years ago

    Wow, Sylvia, this is fantastic!! Love the natural progression you caught in each frame.

  • Thanks Andrew, it’s the first time I’ve ever seen a cicada coming out of it’s shell, took just a couple of shots!!! Very exciting to watch :D

    – Kitsmumma

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonabout 4 years ago

    This brings back memories of my child hood. I always found their shell and was excited with that but always wanted to see them “hatch” Never did until now. Thanks for the experience!!

  • I thought that would be the case with many people Dharna, I too have never seen it actually happen before…so I was a little excited!! It really was amazing to watch.

    – Kitsmumma

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 4 years ago

    incredible!! This is so exciting. It must have been a wonderful experience :))

  • I’m so excited to have witnessed this Rosemary, 2 in 2 days actually after never seeing it before in my entire life!! All the rain we’ve have has driven them out of the ground and when we spotted this one with just the tiniest crack in it’s back and you could see the green underneath, well, I was just a wee bit excited, grabbed the camera and took a few shots. I was ill prepared, had to beat off the kids for my vantage spot and was in the middle of cooking dinner, hope I get another chance with a tripod and good light :D

    – Kitsmumma

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherabout 4 years ago

    wow, awesome work!

  • Thanks so much Simone, was great to see this happening :D

    – Kitsmumma

  • deborah brandon
    deborah brandonabout 4 years ago

    WOW !!! Sylvia – amazing series of images – such a fabulous find & captures :))

  • Hi Deb, thanks so much, they are literally everywhere at present, and quite deafening!!

    – Kitsmumma

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