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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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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
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
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