Wednesday, July 30, 2014

reconnect with nature....the cicada








Beautifully grotesque. 
A Japanese symbol of reincarnation.  
Apparently, they're edible too.

Linking up with Chrisy down under at living a good north coast life and sharing a little of the natural, and sometimes creepy, world around us.

Linking up with Laura at Shine the Divine for I heart Macro week 63.

12 comments:

  1. nature is so amazingly wonderful and detailed.
    i'm in awe of what i see in nature, nothing being duplicated or repeated.
    it is all a lesson in mindfulness.

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    1. I am absolutely amazed at the symmetry of insects. I admit I never thought much about it till I photographed this little guy, but yes, insects are so darn perfect! I have a whole new respect for the lowly bug. xx

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  2. Did you crunch upon this one when you were done photographing it? Crunch outside, chewy in the middle?
    Their wings are *so* exquisite!
    xx

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    1. Ewwww! I am definitely not a bug eater. He is, in fact, keeping company with his cousin from Wisconsin. They do make a lovely pair.
      And I too am smitten with their wings. xx

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  3. Interesting little creation of God. I admire them. I'm intrigued by the design of their shell and the sound they make.
    Pass the ketchup. ;)

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    1. I'll take mine with some green chile! ; )

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  4. these pictures are amazing!! cicadas are mysterious looking with their flat faces and clear wings. i'd never seen one up close before, and those wings are downright artistic! this will make a great drawing exercise...
    xx

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    1. They really are an awesome little (big) bug. I loved photographing him, getting up close with the macro lens, and really seeing the details. A drawing exercise would be a great idea! xx

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  5. Fantastic close-ups!! My husband found a cicada on our garden hose a couple of weeks ago. We were surprised because we thought they only came out every few years and last summer we were inundated with them here in the northeast. Their wings are so amazing. Not the cutest things to look at but still amazing nonetheless. : ) Have a beautiful weekend!!!! xoxo

    ~ Wendy

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    1. The wings have me mesmerized! You know, the more I look at my little bug, the cuter he gets! xx

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  6. Checking out some previous posts l've missed, and this one is a beauty!
    Photographing it on a white background was genius. These images are like works of art. I'd definitely hang one on my wall.
    Cicadas are a big part of the warmer months here. They get so loud in areas they're deafening.
    Thanks again for continuing to link up, always appreciate your support. It's been a fun year learning more about our different parts of the world. xx

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    1. Thank you! He was a little cutie, once I got over my squeamishness and concentrated on photographing him! It was a great project....and this project was inspired by your linkup! It's been wonderful sharing our worlds with each other!! xx

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