Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I wanted to share.....

The following photos were taken a few years back at Huntley Meadows in Alexandria.  One is a fully formed Cicada, the other is a Cicada nymph.  When I took the photo of the nymph I didn't know what it was at the time.




16 comments:

  1. I do love cicadas. Noisy, but they signify summer is here. Thank you.

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  2. Interesting photos. I have never seen a cicada or locust.

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  3. I remember those 17 year cicadas in Chicago when we had them. I'll never forget those eyes.

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  4. Yes, it was fascinating to watch the cycle. Once, when I was somewhere abroad - can't remember where - I heard the Cicadas but didn't see them. I guess I was in the wrong place for a viewing. Thanks for this, Denise.

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  5. Cool post and video, Denise. I have not seen any Cicadas here yet. Have a happy day!

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  6. I have seen this before. Quite remarkable. I wonder what they do underground for seventeen years - there must be some purpose to their existence.

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  7. An amazing video, a real wonder of creation! And your photos are amazing too!

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  8. We aren't having an "outbreak" of them here .... but I think they are really really cool!!

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  9. wings like flies, everyone is "buzzing" about them right now!!

    very cool video!!

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  10. Whoa! These macro details are interesting.

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  11. I miss the cicadas of Italy - it's the sound of Summer and hope to hear and see them when we go soon. I shall remember the facts re. the life cycle - amazing and I had no idea. Wonderful photos. Denise. Have a good day!

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  12. fascinating header angle are you onfacebook?

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  13. I remember our last Cicadas. What a mess they were everywhere. Dread the next time already.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  14. Great shot of the cicada. I have never seen a nymph before.

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  15. Thank you so much for finding and sharing this video. Amazing life cycle and photography and perseverance in getting it all together.

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  16. I still remember when the 17 year cicadas hatched in Illinois. The sound was deafening at times and their dead bodies were piled up everywhere. What an experience!

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