Uploaded: October 20, 2007


This little locust type flying bug was taking a rest at curbside just a little after noon time. They're very common in TX. They make lots of noise & eventually shed their shell.

f8.0,1/125sec, iso 80, macro, 10/2007
~animal category~


Nobu Nagase October 20, 2007

What did you do this poor fella, Jane?
..must have had too much wine.
You have great humor.

btw, these cicadas (formal name) are short-lived after they emerge on earth one summer evening after 17 years of underground life, and then mate and lay eggs to complete their life cycle. #766494

Jane Summa October 21, 2007

HI Nobi..he was very much alive becausse after lying there for a few minutes, just enough time to let me photograph him, he started fluttering his wings. If you look close, it seems like he is in the process of shedding his shell. Thanks for the info..I will look him up :-)... LOL, you're funny! Thanks for looking :-) #4956556

Kaye Burazin October 21, 2007

I vote on the too much wine Jane. If you only have a short time to live you might as well enjoy. #4956579

Jane Summa October 21, 2007

LOL...ty, Kaye :-) #4956616

Robert R. Goodman October 21, 2007

Wonderful capture of this cicada,when they start buzzing is how I tell the monsoon is close.They also call them locust where I live,Jane.So your not wrong if you wish to call it a locust.Beautiful capture!!!!! #4957285

Joerg Schlagheck October 21, 2007

This is outstanding, Jane! Love the clarity and the yellow background with the shadow. #4958267

Jane Summa October 23, 2007

Thank You Robert & Joerg :-)
The yellow background is the painted curb that I found him on. Yes, they are loud when they start "buzzing"! Thanks for taking the time to comment :-) #4968714

Shahn Torontow October 24, 2007

Hey Jane
Cute shot, great shadow and the contrast because of the yellow curb works really well. Nice detail.
Shahn #4973741

Shannon O. November 18, 2007

Love the simplicity. Bug and bright color. Good execution. #5093476

Jane Summa November 23, 2007

Thank You Shahn! Thank You Shannon! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! #5113943

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