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Semi 7

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 18 August 2008 in Animal & Insect.

Semi is Japanese for cicada.

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

I'm going to be away for a week or so, so this will be the last post for a little while! My first break (give or take a day) on Aminus3! Feels... strange!

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!

Arps from Hyderabad, India

Runnnnnn The aliens have attacked...:) ... Nice macro.. but very very scary....

18 Aug 2008 5:39am

@Arps: Cheers Arps!

KIJI from valenciennes, France

I though that except the fact that the "semis" are "urusai" they are "kawaii" insects. I am changing my point of view :)
ps: nice shot!

18 Aug 2008 7:09am

@KIJI: Thanks KIJI!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is some crazy macro...I have never seen anything like it. Fantastic!

18 Aug 2008 1:16pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks bluechameleon!

Dipanjan Mukherjee from Bangalore, India

A Scary macro..captured excellent details..

18 Aug 2008 2:53pm

@Dipanjan Mukherjee: Cheers Dipanjan!

Mala from Newcastle- upon- Tyne, United Kingdom

Awesome shot and great detail.

18 Aug 2008 4:22pm

@Mala: Thanks Mala!

Farshad from Tehran, Iran

It Remembers me the masx (book) Nice shot

18 Aug 2008 4:28pm

@Farshad: Thanks Farshad!

danthro from Suburbia, United States

this photo literally made me shudder.

18 Aug 2008 7:49pm

@danthro: I'll take that as a compliment danthro!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Super details, it is like golden armour. Enjoy your break, and come back with loads of images.

18 Aug 2008 10:51pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

Now that's a strange looking bug. Great detail in this macro.

Enjoy your break.

19 Aug 2008 12:44am

@Laurie: Cheers Laurie!

Lyd from Zagreb, Croatia

nice little monster!:)

20 Aug 2008 11:58am

@Lyd: Thanks Lyd!

alla from Toronto, Canada

OMG!!! RUN!!!

20 Aug 2008 7:00pm

@alla: Cheers alla!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

UGhhh...... more sleeping tablets :((

20 Aug 2008 9:07pm

@Observing: Sorry Mike...

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wow! Here comes the monster! Super shot! (I can hear them now in concert, outside! As long as they stay out and I am's fine! BUT.....they want to come inside, do you happen to know WHY?)

23 Aug 2008 4:17am

@Japanalia: I've never had a semi try to get in my house Gabriela!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

You're getting up in there....great shot.

24 Aug 2008 6:16pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit!

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

awesome perspective-- really nice lighting as well. i have been trying to take some photos of them as well before they disappear for the season!

24 Aug 2008 10:19pm

@timothy: As of today I can't hear any at all! What's with this sudden cold snap? Cheers timothy.

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow What a close up, Fantastic

25 Aug 2008 12:00pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks Alun!

Putter from Belgium

Very impressive!

25 Aug 2008 1:17pm

@Putter: Thanks Putter!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Robocop is still alive !! :-))
Have a good break, see you soon.

25 Aug 2008 9:30pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Cheers Evelyne!

sandrine from cincinnati, United States

Great macro!

26 Aug 2008 11:10pm

@sandrine: Thanks sandrine!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

wow -- yes -- i agree w/ Evelyne! Robocop the insect!! :) marvelous and creepy!

27 Aug 2008 8:08pm

@dj.tigersprout: Cheers dj.tigersprout!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great shot. Last summer, they were very loud in Hiroshima. We don't have them in Olympia.

28 Aug 2008 3:19pm

@Steve Rice: I think I envy you... all gone now though...

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Exquisite macro! It looks so massive.

31 Aug 2008 1:10am

@Luis A. De Jesus R.: Thanks Luis. They're pretty big insects!

Benoit Darrieux from Clermont Ferrand, France

You are still alive ??!

31 Aug 2008 6:12pm

@Benoit Darrieux: Me or the bug...? Thanks Benoit!

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Awesome macro! My skin is still crawling :)

6 Sep 2008 8:51pm

@Ken McCoy: Glad to be of service Ken!