Friday, May 16, 2008

What I Saw Close up on May 16th

Originally uploaded by Kraphti-Dez
This Cicada was an un-expected but much welcomed visitor on my patio this morning. I was sitting there without my glasses on and kept squinting trying to figure out what was on the fence. I thought I hit the jackpot when I saw what it was and hurried in to get my camera and tripod.

I was not happy with the lighting on the 1st 20 or so was a pretty overcast morning and because of the way he was sitting on the fence, it was hard to get a shot at a good angle.

I went in and grabbed on of the small lamps I use with my light box and hung it on the fence.

This little guy probably felt like some celeb being stalked by the paparazzi . Note to self....gotta remember that insects have personal space too and they don't like being bumped by a camera



Alicia Tormey said...

I remember the din of the cicadas from my childhood in Virginia - Amazing photographs!

2 Good Claymates said...

Wow! Your photographs are awesome! First time I actually saw a cicada -- when we lived in Mexico years ago we heard them in the trees they were hard to see.