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Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 12/1/2012 3:59:47 AM

Super catch. Great for TKW Day! #1501248

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 12/1/2012 4:05:21 AM

Great find and entry for today Michelle! #10444202

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 12/1/2012 4:34:16 AM

What The Heck?~?~?~?

This is the craziest T~K~W image ever!!

Awesome Mickey!!

Have a wonderful day!! #10444225

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 12/1/2012 5:12:01 AM

Who's holding the little fellow ??

Jack #10444309

frank w. degenhardt level-deluxe 12/1/2012 6:13:22 AM

I would rather have a butterfly or even a lady buy on my finger but I guess we have to be fair about it. It may not be the prettiest but you did get some amazing close up details. Your work ( not it) is beautiful my friend. #10444438

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 12/1/2012 6:46:18 AM

Pretty amazing capture, Michelle! Whoever is holding that thing must have nerves of steel! #10444493

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 12/1/2012 7:09:39 AM

What a capture, Michelle! LOL #10444558

Jyri Vissak level-deluxe 12/1/2012 8:26:21 AM

Beautiful macro! Cool find! #10444810

David Phalen level-deluxe 12/1/2012 9:58:02 AM

An amazing Macro!!

Happy T~K~W Day!! #10444979

John Connolly level-deluxe 12/1/2012 12:17:56 PM

A remarkable image Michelle! Happy TKW Day! #10445253

Ann Coates level-deluxe 12/1/2012 3:06:25 PM

Wow, the detail you captured here is phenomenal Michelle. #10445500

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 12/1/2012 10:36:47 PM

What a great shot of this handsome guy, Michelle! #10445968

Avril Young level-deluxe 12/2/2012 12:01:14 AM

wow, awesome detailed capture...wonderful macro Michelle..

The Old Squinty Bridge in Glasgow was opened in 2006...so the next time you go there you will see it... #10446014

Nadia Paul 12/2/2012 1:20:18 AM

Now that's a macro! Super detail and capture Michelle! #10446076

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/2/2012 10:40:32 AM

Yikes. I think it is staring at you. RUN! (Maybe he thinks you are the love of his life perching him on your finger with such kindness?) <--- I'd still RUN! Lol...

What a cool macro, Michelle. And what an ugly bug. So ugly it's neat!

You are brave. It could have bitten you!!

Love it!
-Laura :D #10446669

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/2/2012 1:48:08 PM

Have not see one this close up, Michelle! Incredible macro, my friend!
Not every day you get this opportunity................. #10447039

Carol L. Fowler 12/2/2012 6:57:29 PM

Wow- I never looked one in the eye before! #10447613

Lana Arcemont level-deluxe 12/3/2012 6:51:28 PM

Awesome Macro! #10449287

Carolyn McIntosh 12/4/2012 12:07:08 PM

Kinda what Frank said!!! Great photo detail . .. ewwwwww on the subject matter. #10450696

Michelle Alton 12/4/2012 12:14:56 PM

Being a lifelong bug enthusiast, I have to share with everyone who will listen..Cicadas are BEAUTIFUL up close. They truly are! And they don't harm anyone or any THING as far as I know. It's not my hand holding him though. I was in Trenton, NJ with Bill...HE found the cicada in a bush...apparently dying. The poor bug probably had his last smile posing for me cradled in Bill's hand. Can you see his smile? #10450725

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 12/4/2012 2:22:48 PM

I love these guys, their chirping is something I look forward to in the summer. Terrific close up Michelle #10450937

Janice Mezzacappa 12/4/2012 3:14:25 PM

Awesome capture!!! #10450971

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/4/2012 4:20:51 PM

Okay, now I feel badly for what I said up there. I am not a bug gal and usually panic and run. I will now stop, look at him again really well and try to appreciate this very loved little bug.

First, If you love him, I love him. :D I trust your judgement.

He is a nice color of green. Pretty wings, like a fairy. He has wonderfully big black shiny eyes...and I am sure you made him feel safe in his final hours. May he R.I.P.. :)

Thank you for the education, Michelle. Fear stems from not understanding sometimes. I like him even more knowing he wont bite or sting.

-Laura :)


Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/5/2012 8:53:41 AM

I am not much for bugs but you got great details and color on this fella. #10452201

Eva Pastor level-deluxe 12/5/2012 9:38:12 AM

Once again ... I have an image that could be the next chapter in a story about this little guy. Maybe we should get together and write some stories with our images!
(I still don't understand TKW day!) #10452285

Rona L. Schwarz 12/5/2012 11:00:49 PM

We get a lot of these fellas in my neck of the woods - in fact we call them "ugly bugs"! But I've never tried to shoot one up this close - great details and clarity! #10452859

Carolyn McIntosh 12/7/2012 2:13:58 PM

Thanks for your further explanation of this poor little thing. #10454976

Linda A. Braddock level-deluxe 12/13/2012 10:07:30 AM

Great Capture, Michelle! #10463073

Wm Nosal 12/16/2012 4:53:51 PM

:) Awesome Capture, Michelle! #10466945

Derek D. Dafoe 12/19/2012 2:48:36 PM

One of my favorite bugs! One of the coolest too! #10471059

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The Happiest Cicada! After possibly 17 years underground (as a GRUB) he is clearly enjoying his day in the sunshine! Perhaps he has just wooed the love of his life?
Congratulations to all the October Winners! Pretty Near ALL the Finalists deserved higher honors, IMHO.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 59.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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