Emergence by grammyn


Cicadas mean summertime in the South. Their chirping sound signifies the beginning of hot weather. Occasionally l have seen one flying around and occasionally l have seen the discarded exoskeleton. Today for the first time I watched as a cicada emerged from his shell. I didn't know that, like the new leaves of Spring, the cicada starts out green fresh from his old skeleton which is brown. You can see the slit in the back of the shell where he came out .
Amazing isn't it dad?♥
Cool shot. Those things always gave me the creeps.
June 7th, 2016  
Great shot, Katy! I watched (and photographed) one last year! It's always such a rare treat to see one emerge! :)
June 7th, 2016  
This is a great capture of these bugs that I hate...hate...hate! Do you get the idea that I'm not fond of them? :)
June 7th, 2016  
Talk about a full clothes change! I bet he feels fresh and energetic! I wonder if I could do this.....!
June 7th, 2016  
That is pretty amazing! I've only seen the old shells hanging from a branch or on the ground. How cool that you got to watch it take place! Nice shot.
June 7th, 2016  
Fascinating and fabulous capture! I'd sure like to ditch my old dried up and wrinkly shell and come out all fresh... but not green!
June 7th, 2016  
it's suppose to be the summer of the Cicada ..... yuck
June 7th, 2016  
Oh, I hate those things. When we lived in IL, we had some variety of them every summer.
June 7th, 2016  
Great image
June 7th, 2016  
They're noisy ---Cool capture tho':)
June 7th, 2016  
Wow, well that is a super cool lesson! Great shot too.
June 7th, 2016  
Fantastic details ... plus you got to watch it emerge. How cool is that?
June 7th, 2016  
Brilliant! I'm never at the right place at the time to see something actually emerge but it's something I really want to watch! I have found cases of emerged insects before but would love to watch it happen!
June 7th, 2016  
Wow - amazing find!
June 7th, 2016  
Great capture.
June 7th, 2016  
Wow, what a rare treat to see happen. Great capture of the old and new clothes!
June 7th, 2016  
old and new
June 7th, 2016  
@froggie0628 thanks They are weird looking but I love the sound from them
@juliedduncan Thanks Julie. Did you post it here? Thanks for the FAV too
@linnypinny uh, Lin...how do you feel about cicadas?! LOL Thanks for the positive support considering your feelings!
@maggiemae Wouldn't that be nice if we could?!
@olivetreeann thanks Ann. I should have made a collage but did n't start early enough with the photos.
@marilyn thanks. I would too and might even settle for green! Thanks for the FAV too
@lesip EVERY summer is the summer of cicada for us.
@homeschoolmom I have grown to like their sounds. We had none in Washington state where I grew up.
@dawnee Thanks bunches
@joemuli LOL They sure are. Thanks Joe
@kandkids I am glad you think so, Karen Thanks
@dyanstevens Thanks Dyan. It was really awesome to see. I appreciate the FAV
@roachling That is how I feel too Louise. Got lucky this time. Thanks for taking the time to comment
@natashajhill So glad you like it enought to FAV Thanks Natasha
@johnfalconer Thanks John for taking the time to comment. Gald you like it.
@flowerfairyann LOL! I like that description. Thanks for taking the time to comment
@francoise absolutely.
@tunia @stefneyhart @claycameras thanks for the FAV
June 8th, 2016  
Great shot and thanks for the info on him
June 8th, 2016  
That's how it starts. Congratulations on PP. Great image!
June 8th, 2016  
as long as it's not a snake, i can look at this. in fact, in my very younger years, i used to have a collection of bug's dresses is what i called them. a most excellent capture, my friend.
June 8th, 2016  
Amazing capture!! Fav!
June 8th, 2016  
@grammyn More than welcome!
June 9th, 2016  
YIpes, they are huge. Never knew they were green.
June 10th, 2016  
We don't have Cicadas here in L.A. at all but when I went down south during the summer as a teen I heard them EVERYWHERE! So cool to see how they actually look. Their backsides kind of look like baby rattles!
June 13th, 2016  
Wow!! I've been listening to cicadas most of my life, but have never seen one emerge from its old shell. Besides being interesting, it's a great shot with nice detail.
June 14th, 2016  
@deb60 you are so welcome. I'm glad you like it
@daisyditch thank you so much Daisy. I really appreciate it.
@summerfield i'm really glad this when I didn't offend your sensibilities. It doesn't surprise me you used to collect them. Thank you so much.
@dishaparekh176 thanks especially for that FAV Disha.
@alophoto I don't think they stay green I think they turn brown but I'm not positive.
@cjphoto i'm really glad to be able to show this to you Chris. They are everywhere and as I said before it means summer here
June 14th, 2016  
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