Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hanging On


How awesome is this.

The sound of cicada is a sign of summer here in Japan. And believe me, they can get pretty loud. You can also find their discarded skins, like this one, in the trees and bushes during this season.

I bet little boys still use these to chase after girls during recess. 

14 comments:

  1. What a cool macro photo! I didn't know that y'all had these over there. We call them "katydids" in the South. I don't know why, but we just do. LOL!

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  2. I have never seen one of these so close... Beautiful picture of a horrible creature!

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  3. I'll say the same as VP. Gross animal, but those green eyes! and your capture is AMAZING.

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  4. I had never seen the skin before!

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  5. It’s kind of creepy at first, how much the molted skins look like whole live ones.

    As zentai (蝉退)Chinese herbalists use these as medicinal ingredients.

    And some people have had success using these to cover baldness (ha ha).

    Oh, look, here is a rare photo of a person molting.

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  6. I love this shot. I never considered that the insect might molt over its legs and antennae!

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  7. This about Chinese uses (in English) is kind of interesting.

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  8. Great photo Kaori. Yes, they are noisy little fellas.

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  9. Quite a different shot from yesterday! Yuk!

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  10. I loved finding these when I was a kid. :)

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  11. wow, that's a cool macro alright. ^0^
    i can almost see its antennae.

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  12. We used to collect these from the trees when I was a child. Nice shot!

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