Monday, July 23, 2007

Cicada Exoskeleton

I just got some new macro flash units for my camera. On Sunday I put together a macro photography light tent in the basement. I did a little playing with the flash units and the commander unit that controls them.

Thanks to Michele, I had a great subject to experiment with. She had sent over an exoskeleton she found in her garden that was left behind by a cicada. I took some photos from different angles. The first photo below shows the slit in the back where the cicada exited from the exoskeleton shell. Clicking on each photo will take you to larger versions in Flickr or you can go to the photo set here.

Cicada


Cicada

2 comments:

Dianne said...

You brought that disgusting thing in our house?!?

Erika said...

blahhhh