Funny story to go along with this photo...
I was out back with the kids, and I put Jackson (my youngest) in the baby swing. As I was getting him in, Carson (my oldest) said he wanted to swing too, so I told him to hop on the "big boy swing". He's looking at the ground, and says, "What's that mommy??" It was a cicada shell. We're looking at it, and I'm explaining to him what it was, and what happened to the bug, and then took it over to Jackson to look at and touch. All of a sudden, I look up at him and see something huge on his back! I kinda freaked out at first, and flicked it off and on to the ground. Then I realized that it was a cicada! I was really excited to show Carson exactly what came out of the shell. It was really something how we were just talking about it, and it showed up on Jackson's back.
That is just fantastic, Steph! AWESOME detail and comp and colours! The DOF is so great, just love that you have bokeh in the foreground like that!
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
Cool photo--nice wing detail! I've been waiting to hear the buzz of the cicadas so I can get my camera out.
DS: Tyler 4/19/06
Wonderful story, great pic, creepy bug.
* Amanda *
That's awesome clarity, color, and DOF!
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
Nice, and it's a periodical cicada! That's at least two now that I've heard of showing up this year; I wonder if PA will get any. I took a photo of a dogday cicada last summer that I really loved. It was hiding in my small lilac bush. I love their colors.
Aww but they're harmless I agree though they look pretty intimidating LOL they're gentle giants!