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_MG_7630 Cicada Exoskeleton

_MG_7630 Cicada Exoskeleton

I have a feeling I missed the shedding since when I looked later in the afternoon it didn't look as pristine as it does here. Took a picture of the shell with my trusty Fujifilm F30 which is a macro genius. See the "next" image.

Canon EOS 40D ,Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8
1/160s f/11.0 at 90.0mm iso400 with internal flash full exif

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Judith Barnett31-Jul-2013 18:13
It sure looks like some kind of alien! Creatures that shed their skin are fascinating, especially when you find the skin they have grown out of. We do the same thing, but we shed a cell at a time.