Sunday, March 16, 2014

How Green Is My Cicada


Bladder Cicada (Cystosoma saundersii)

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
January 12, 2014


Here is a Bladder Cicada we saved from a path back in January. The photos are with my Nikon D800 and Zeiss Distagon *T 25 2.8 ZF.2. I got this lens because I was interested in its wide angle and close-up abilities. It needs practice though. Manual focus with even the slight of movement is tricky and I think I needed a polarising filter. The photos should have been unexposed to reduce the bright reflections of the leaves. All new to me so I hope I'll get better. I still think the results are natural and very rich. I studied lots of reviews about this lens before I got it and many users either love or hate it. The more I use it the more I love it. 

More about Bladder Cicadas at Rob Ashdown's Blog

Also, Thanks  for the kind comments on my last post. I thought it was one of my more boring efforts but your comments made me look at my own pictures again with a different attitude.