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Gem in the night  - Green Grocer Cicada -  Transformation by john  Lenagan

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Gem in the night - Green Grocer Cicada - Transformation by 

Cicada morphing out of its underground shell – true colouration – sequence taken over 2.5 hours @ Diamond Creek Oz
Canon 5D Mk ii – 100mm macro ~ f 32 ~ 1/200 sec ~ ISO 200 usng twin macro flash

I love the paterns in Nature , their unique and abstract quality, being able to dive into the amazing world of the macro exploring worlds within worlds there discovering and being amazed.
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 2 years ago

    Hi John, great capture mate, I just got one the night before last too, an amazing feat of nature! :O)

  • Thanks Vanessa – I am glad to know someone else was out in all hours of the night with flash blazing – I was truly amazed by the colours , but thought my late night quest may have looked strange to neighbours – thank you for the feature love this group. Regards

    – john Lenagan

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you for this feature and this great group – regards

    – john Lenagan

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayalmost 2 years ago

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  • Graeme M
    Graeme Malmost 2 years ago

    Superb capture ! Weird creature …..

  • Much appreciate the comment Graeme – Regards

    – john Lenagan

  • christopher363
    christopher363almost 2 years ago

    Lovely – this is quite an unique colour in nature, and the contrast to the brown background makes it all the more outstanding.

  • Thank you and Your right Christopher these colours are quite rare in the animal and bug worlds and almost electric – regards

    – john Lenagan

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 1 year ago

    Terrific shot, John. What an amazing colour!!

  • Thanks Mieke – sorry about late response I have just come back from Africa – I have been following your Tasmanian adventure – each capture amazing. regards

    – john Lenagan

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

    2013/08/08 One submission per 24hrs

  • GardenJoy
    GardenJoyover 1 year ago

    Amazing catch, hard to believe they come out this color.. Nature sure is diverse.

  • Thank you – it is amazing finding these wonder filled delights in your garden

    – john Lenagan

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    WOW!! what a great find and capture John.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thank you Jude – I still look at that colour and think it is an incredible transformation

    – john Lenagan

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