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A whole life singing ...

Posted by
Baldwin VW (Bejuma, Venezuela) on 14 May 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Giant Cicada - Species Quesada gigas

Notice the three jewel-like eyes, called Ocelli (little eyes in Latin), situated between the two main, compound eyes of a cicada. It's said that ocelli are used to detect light and darkness.

Canon PowerShot G9 1/15 second F/2.8 ISO 200 8 mm

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Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great closeup, splendid colors !!!

14 May 2015 7:05am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa! Superbe! 5*

14 May 2015 8:24am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Rencontre magique !! j'adore évidement !

14 May 2015 11:24am

Devi from Chennai, India

I love their song...beautiful macro:)

14 May 2015 3:41pm

kerrfoa from Rennes, France

c'est impressionnant au point de vu détails !

14 May 2015 4:39pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Un alienígena seguro! Solo tu los puedes encontrar en tu país! Una imagen fantástica! llena de color y de vida latente! Bien vista! Un abrazo amigo!

14 May 2015 6:43pm

Steyners from Portland, United States

It is a marvelous beast..they are awesome and this is a fabulous keeper image!..

14 May 2015 9:51pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!! Amazing you've been able to capture them up so close and with exquisite detail!! The only time I find them is when I spot their empty "shell" still clinging to a tree. :-)

14 May 2015 10:38pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


15 May 2015 6:53am

Marie-France from Angers, France

génial !

15 May 2015 8:35am

Reinald Van De Walle from Vigo, Spain

Me encanta el sonido de estos bichos. Es el sonido del verano de la costa mediterranea!

15 May 2015 9:43am

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

Excelente foto B.!!!
&✎_____ ✔✔✔✔✔Txs4Sharing
Y no tanto como una vida completa cantando... recuerda que las chicharras pasan buena parte de su vida bajo tierra, algunas hasta 17 años...

16 May 2015 6:00am

Monik from PARIS, France

Impressionnante et superbe macro!

16 May 2015 6:23am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain


17 May 2015 12:34am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great shot !

17 May 2015 12:17pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

their mouths always look like the grill of an oldtimer - interesting and different macro ;)

24 May 2015 6:18pm

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Canon PowerShot G9
1/15 second
ISO 200
8 mm