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Semi 3

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 14 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!

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

wow ! , this is close! , I can´t wait for autum , it´s bloody hot!!

14 Aug 2008 5:16am

@Hikari: It is isn't it...? Driving me crazy... thanks Hikari.

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wow! Awesome macro!

14 Aug 2008 5:23am

@Zing: Cheers Zing!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

an excellent catch -- from this angle, one could wonder if it was some sort of crab! marvelous!

14 Aug 2008 5:58am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj.tigersprout!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent macro.

14 Aug 2008 6:45am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana Lúcia!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Interesting find and good macro. A little scary shape :)

14 Aug 2008 7:08am

@akarui: Don't be nervous! Thanks akarui!

Joy from Ahmedabad, India

awesome macro...never seen this thing though...

14 Aug 2008 1:01pm

@Joy: Thanks Joy. No cicadas in India? Really?

Arps from Hyderabad, India

awesome...but scary see it so close ;)

14 Aug 2008 1:08pm

@Arps: Thanks Arps!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

A good macro of something grotesque.

14 Aug 2008 3:36pm

@Observing: Thanks Mike!

alla from Toronto, Canada

Looks like a scene from a movie!

14 Aug 2008 4:38pm

@alla: Cheers alla!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

well captured -- great detail, texture, composition, lines, light, color, but... ewww! ;)

14 Aug 2008 5:11pm

@danthro: Ha ha! Cheers danthro!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I like him all big like this. And he looks busy.

15 Aug 2008 4:18pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit! And busy being... empty?

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is excellent....what a richness of details...and as scary as the real insect! (It might sound strange, but they scare me!)

23 Aug 2008 4:13am

@Japanalia: I'm always scared by things like wasps which can hurt you, not these kinds of things! It's funny, other friends of mine are scared by big bugs but not by wasps or hornets...

marc j from France

Good macro!!
But I'm afraid of the animal. do you have some monsters in japan???

8 Oct 2008 7:44pm

@marc j: Yes we do. Horrible monsters. Don't come here... seriously...

enegative from Chennai, India

Nice closeup shot

31 Jul 2011 9:21am

@enegative: Cheers enegative!