Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"What is that?"

The theme this week by me  is "What is that?". Mac, Kathy, Craver, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that.

I was golfing with my son and grandsons when I heard a sound in a pine tree. What is that?  I've heard that sound before so I looked into the pine. I could see this wing.  
 What is that? I got a look at it face on. What big eyes you have.
Why it that, why it's a cicada.
They area homely critter.
I did enjoy meeting this insect.
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7 comments:

imac said...

Good bit of shooting there Tom , my friend. Must have been a friend and let you photograph him,lol

Dar said...

While traveling to TX a couple weeks ago, we stopped at a travel center in southern Iowa and was it ever loud...with the clicking and buzzing of the cicadas. It was a deafening sound. At first we thought it was one of those bug zappers or an engine squealing...the cicada hatch is something else, isn't it. I agree they are an ugly bunch, with those big eyes, some even red.

Lew said...

Great macro shots! They are unusual creatures (and noisy)!

Sylvia K said...

Amazing, terrific captures, Tom, as always!! I love the colors! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

Jo said...

Hi Tom, those are amazing pictures of the cicada! We call them Christmas Beetles in South Africa, as they hum and sing loudly around mid-summer. Of course, I've never heard of seen one here in East Africa over the past four summers I've been here. Great post, thanks for sharing.

katney said...

I didn't know they were so fat.

Christine said...

Wow, some great shots. Cicadas are pretty ugly, but they sure are fascinating close up!