Tuesday, 13 December 2016

On the Low Down / The sound of Summer

I found this Green Grocer, a type of cicada, walking about outside our house this week.  These insects are capable of making a very sound noise - and a certain well known web based encyclopaedia claims that they are the loudest insects in the world.  Thankfully this guy was taking a break from its ear splitting routine.

After a few shots, it became clear that the only way I was going to get a decent shot was to lie flat on my stomach in front of it!



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14 comments:

Florida Farm Girl said...

I don't know about the absolute loudest, but they do make a racket!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty green. The cicadas do sound loud. Great photo. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

Superb!

Missy George said...

Unusual looking bug..I want too see a shot of you lying on your stomach in front of a bug!!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I think they rock. I don't know why people hate them so much. But then folk hate pigeons, and they're beautiful.

Lea said...

Great photo!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great macro shot and perspective! The "green grocer" name is comical. Would be interesting to know the history of that name. I think we used to have a TV personality in the LA area that called himself the "Green Grocer"!

TheChieftess said...

He's a beauty!!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) It's more than decent,...it's a fabulous photo. Well done, and thanks for introducing me to yet anther unknown and colourful critter.

Fun60 said...

Glad you got down and dirty to take that fabulous photo.

lotusleaf said...

He is a beauty- his song must be melodious too !

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous shot of this songster!

Photo Cache said...

what a nice looking stranger.

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Penelope Puddlisms said...

Nose to nose with a lovely little creature!