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Molting Cicada

Molting Cicada
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Copyright: Rabani HMA (Rabani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 69 W: 0 N: 259] (977)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon 40D, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 AF XR Di-II LD IF
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-27 0:36
Viewed: 1952
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The day Agus, Ramdan, Suhaili and Ujang were "sidetracked" when we spotted a funny looking "thing" sticking out of an exoskeleton. It was immobile at first in that drizzling afternoon and it was only evident after an hour or so when its wings had dried up.

It was a cicada molting. My contribution when we "ganged" up around the betel tree studying this insect.

Will get back with the exposure setting. Just noticed the EXIF has been removed by the altered workflow to produce this work.

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excellent clear close-up shot of this amazing moment! :-) sharpness and lighting are great as well as the interesting
details. well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-11-27 3:43]

hi Rabani

No doubt a sifu's work here.

Very sharp and horizontal where I could see Agoes version being slanting on the trunk by keeping the insect level.

Great bokeh. And good use of flash in this instance when I only see the glare on the shell body which is not the main subject of attention.

Funny thing is the angle of shot. When I rotate it, everything is still vertical. Agoes version has some insect movement?

tfs, bill

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  • Ramdan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
  • [2008-11-27 16:44]

Assalamualaikum bang,
Inda pasti macamana mo tulis komen teknikal nih... tapi yang kompom, sia cuma mampu meleleh sebab sia tiada ambil gambar - setengah frame pun tiada. :-(

As bill did mentioned, a no doubt quality with brilliant play with the flash light to enhance vividness and clarity. Salute!


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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-11-27 21:14]

tajuk & subjek yang sama, cuma nota saya macam tesis.
dari segi ketajaman gambar....itulah yang membezakan sifu dan disciple nya.....kalaupun boleh jadi disciple....:)


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  • Lano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 184] (1205)
  • [2008-11-28 16:54]

Assalammualaikum Bang,

ini inda bulih ni tau.. huh kalau mau komen teknikal panjang ni tapi lain kali la.. he..he..




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