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A few years ago, it was the time of the 17 Year Locusts, which really are cicadas. The live under trees for 17 years going through whatever metamorphic stages cicadas go through, then they come out, eat a lot and mate like there is no tomorrow, which actually is the case......Then the lay eggs, and die, and the cycle starts all over again. When they are out flying around, they make a noise like a 1950's science fiction movie, and if you are driving, they dive bomb your windshield. Dog owners are warned to keep them inside, because they will eat the buggers, lots of them, and then get sick.

Well, I saw a pair doing "it" and I just had to shoot them in the act.

I was tempted to classify this as having adult content............

Brand:Minolta Co., Ltd.
Camera:Konica Minolta Dimage A1
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2004 - 3:34 AM
Focal Length:50.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Cicadas doin.........
Username:handlerstudio handlerstudio
Uploaded:16 Mar 2013 - 1:56 AM
Tags:Cicadas having sex, Close-up / macro, Photo journalism, Wildlife / nature
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1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
16 Mar 2013 - 2:21 AM

Great image! Their bodies almost look like leather! Great info as well!
SmileBrenda

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 3:59 AM

What looks like leather is their wings.....

Peter

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 - 4:03 AM

What an excellent and interesting write up and photo Peter !! An amazing insect indeed !! Great stuff this Smile

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:14 AM

A good Nature shot and Narrative..John

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
16 Mar 2013 - 6:32 PM

wow great close up well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:42 PM

An amazing & interesting shot
Ju

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:08 PM

I find the red eyes of the cicadas pretty amazing to look at.

Peter

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 8:25 PM

Excellent capture and interesting write up, Peter !
George

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DianaKate
DianaKate  1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 9:17 PM

fantastic detail and great description Smile

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hankfoto
hankfoto  4 United States
9 Apr 2013 - 5:27 AM

Great info and the photo is one of a kind. I always thought it was Grasshoppers werethe Locoust. But you enlighted me. Once again thanks.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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