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Semi 2

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 13 August 2008 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Semi is Japanese for cicada.

This is the shell of the cicada, which is moulted after the cicada emerges from underground.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Barbara from Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

WOW, what a pic.

13 Aug 2008 6:00pm

@Barbara: Cheers Barbara!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I see that are following David Attenborough and getting close to the world of insects. Sharp picture.

13 Aug 2008 6:24pm

@Observing: Thanks Mike!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

great texture and like the lines and shapes. not quite as gross-looking as yesterday's but the cicada shell still looks pretty gross

13 Aug 2008 8:01pm

@danthro: Thank you danthro!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good close up

13 Aug 2008 8:18pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

KIJI from valenciennes, France

an other noisy creature... No summer without Semi-kun ;)

13 Aug 2008 8:49pm

@KIJI: That's very true!

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Amazing shot ! very sharp image with great texture .. excellent !

13 Aug 2008 8:55pm

@Helma: Thanks Helma!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very frightening !! Makes me think to the good film of David Cronenberg "The fly".

13 Aug 2008 9:29pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks Evelyne! They do look creepy...

Dipanjan from India

Excelent Idea...surface was as rough as the fly...

14 Aug 2008 2:59am

@Dipanjan: Thanks Dipanjan!

DTW from Orlando, United States

We had those in NC, they're really annoying. Very nice shot though.

14 Aug 2008 3:52am

@DTW: Cheers DTW! Yeah, they don't respect your desire to lie-in so much...

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

ooh -- without scale... it looks simply huge! even still... it is big enough! :)

14 Aug 2008 5:59am

@dj.tigersprout: Ha ha! Cheers dj.tigersprout!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I wouldn't expect to find one in a place like this.

15 Aug 2008 4:19pm

@Twelvebit: The wall in front of my apartment is littered with them! See the next few days...