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

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Gem in the night - final stage of Transformation - Green Grocer Cicada 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.
Being part of redbubble is great fun, thank you for exploring and sharing.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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

  • Thanks for the feature Mathilde – it is always facinating seeing the captures and creativity of this group

    – john Lenagan

  • lindsycarranza
    lindsycarranzaalmost 2 years ago

    Yikes cicadas scare the crap out of me but this is quite interesting, great capture!

  • Thanks Lindsy – I am glad to here this capture showed you another side of their beauty, – although I have loved Cicada’s my whole life and yet have never seen any look more magical than this one the colour was extraordinary

    – john Lenagan

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamalmost 2 years ago

    thats just awesome – wonderful pic john !

  • Glad you liked it Dean – still can not believe the colour – thanks for your comment

    – john Lenagan

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 2 years ago

    January 18/2013
    Congratulations John, A Top Ten Winner in the
    Winged Insect January Voucher Challenge
    An excellent image of a Winged Insect, very well done!
    For more news please visit the Group Message
    Cheers, Jo;)

  • Thanks Jo – much appreciated – love this group – regards

    – john Lenagan

  • Leslie-Ann
    Leslie-Annalmost 2 years ago

    That colour is amazing, brilliant image…………………………Leslie

  • Than you Leslie – the colours amazed me too – almost electric – regards

    – john Lenagan

  • Jo Nijenhuis
    Jo Nijenhuisalmost 2 years ago

    February 23/2013
    Congratulations John with your feature, a wonderful job!
    Enjoy the Permanent Featured Gallery!!!
    Cheers, Jo ;)

  • Rose Landry
    Rose Landryalmost 2 years ago

    What beautiful wings – excellent details John!

  • Thank you Rose – regards

    – john Lenagan

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