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Cicada Emerging From His Shell
Cicada Emerging From His Shell
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Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: Older Images
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: my front yard
Date: May 14, 2004
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2004

The cicadas are here! I was reading in the Washington Post that they surface every 17 years. I saw this one while getting the morning news paper. He had just emerged from his shell. A strange and beautiful insect. I made changes to contrast, color, and sharpness using Photoshop Elements.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.8953
Avg (commenters): 8.2083
Avg (participants): 6.8482
Avg (non-participants): 6.9833
Views since voting: 3620
Votes: 172
Comments: 29
Favorites: 10 (view)


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04/06/2006 05:24:47 PM
Is this a real insect? It seems plastic to me. Had never seen a cicada before.
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06/16/2004 04:47:36 PM
I don't remember seeing this in the challenge - but I would have. I love it. It's why I like photography so much - it allows me to see things I wouldn't otherwise be able.
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05/24/2004 05:57:37 PM
you are so lucky to have caught that! the cicadas are here in kentucky, too, and i have tried to get pictures. great shot!
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05/24/2004 01:07:08 PM
Excellent capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2004 12:20:28 PM
Amazing shot! I might have cropped it even more, but I've looked at this several times, and each time thought "what an amazing shot!!" Good work and good luck in the challenge. I hope I get this good some day...
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05/22/2004 11:09:00 PM
This image caught my attention the second I saw it. WOW! Amazing luck in capturing this! Great center balance, excellent DOF, and a striking subject. I live in Maryland and still haven't come close to seeing this. :) This was my automatic, and only 10. Excellent!
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05/22/2004 08:30:02 PM
Very cool, I've never seen this before. I'm thinking that maybe the frame should be "portrait" to go better with the subject? The dark green is great, giving nice contrast with the subject.
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05/21/2004 05:27:40 PM
Extraordinary moment!! Well caught...
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05/21/2004 08:01:27 AM
brilliant capture
05/21/2004 02:46:33 AM
Amazing timing, great luck in finding it. Hope you take a ribbon. 10
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05/20/2004 08:36:15 PM
OH MY GOD! I have been wondering what these creatures looked like and here it is! Awesome capture!
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05/20/2004 06:01:31 PM
I like much: The clarity, the beauty of the cicada
I like less:
Score: 9
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05/20/2004 04:53:30 AM
A great image nice detail almost looks plastic what a moment to capture
Very well done
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05/18/2004 07:12:13 PM
Pretty, but really creepy too! 7
05/18/2004 02:30:02 PM
Excellent detail - man he loks like a plastic toy - and great light, especially the rich green of the background. suitably regular and symmetrical subject to carry the composition (unlike so many who've just plonked something dead centre without a thought). Hope it does well - has an oddness that I like. 7
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05/18/2004 02:09:50 PM
wow. great subject, nice symmetry.
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05/18/2004 01:42:42 PM
Awesome capture, excellent lighting, 10
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05/17/2004 11:52:07 PM
crazy funky dirty bug!!!! Looks like it came straight out of a scifi movie.
05/17/2004 11:41:03 PM
Really cool shot. Never seen this before...are colors genuine? I have to show my children this shot.
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05/17/2004 11:35:28 PM
creepy, but nicely shot!
05/17/2004 10:59:01 PM
Great macro...ugly bug. 8
05/17/2004 10:11:30 PM
incredibly beautiful and ugly at the same time. What a find.
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05/17/2004 09:34:04 PM
awesome lighting ... great shot ... 10
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05/17/2004 06:21:15 PM
Excellent capture... the focus is flawless, and the colours are so vibrant. Beautiful.
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05/17/2004 04:45:45 PM
Aaagh !! - looks like an alien face.
Wonderful image, top marks from me.
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05/17/2004 10:09:41 AM
Once every 17 year shot :-)
05/17/2004 02:02:10 AM
Amazing shot!
05/17/2004 01:28:44 AM
Amazing photo! Sharp, with eye-attracting colors and a subject that is quite unique!
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05/17/2004 12:39:29 AM
Would also be a good entry for the "Horror Movie Poster" challenge - those things are ugly. Great sharpness.
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