Monday, October 16, 2006

Cicada's early emergence


Late last week I was out at the roadside near Butlers swamp, and was lucky enough to photograph this small black cicada.
Having gone out to observe the roadside orchids, blooming at the moment, to come across this insect was a bonus.
Usually quite shy and flighty, this one was happy to pose on my finger for a photo that shows its scale quite clearly.
This particular cicada usually only emerges in the height of summer, perhaps giving some indication of the type of summer we are to have this year.

1 comment:

  1. Great work - I can't get over how well you have captured the transparency of cikada's wings in your photo. (I tried photographing one once and failed miserably.)

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