Saturday, 25 August 2012

Camera Critters: Cicada's

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I took these Cicada's at a beach resort in Crete this summer, my father and I went to have a look around the grounds of a hotel behind Costa Beach where we spending some free time on a tour of the beach and Chania Town. Its quite unusual to see Cicada's this close, we mostly just hear the cacophony of "hissing" they make in the trees of tropical countries in the Summer months. They were all over the tree barks in the hotel grounds, apparently the male of the species has a tymbal underneath their main body that expands and contracts making the clicking sound they are famous for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada


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13 Feedback Comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting, I usually only hear the Cicadas around here. Great shot!

Cheri said...

We call these locust and I don't like them. Although I do like the sound they make in the evening.

lina@happy family said...

Awesome shots of Cicada. I also more often to only hear their sounds.

Thanks for the visit.

TexWisGirl said...

definitely a sight and sound of summer. :)

Pat said...

I love to hear them get louder as the day heats up.

Jane said...

@ Pat: I know they get louder and louder as it gets to Midday.

Thanks everyone for visiting:D

joanne said...

I used to think cicadas were only out west....and the noise I heard was high tension wire buzzing....live and learn, eh? nice pic

Jane said...

@ joanne: LOL, well I thought they lived in tropical climates, but appear to be worldwide excluding Antartica. Well never heard them in Scotland that's for sure, we have Crickets whose noise comes from their legs rubbing together.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show.
Wish you a good Sunday :)

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

What a capture! I see and hear them all day long but rarely two together! They are very noisy!

Jane said...

@ Karin: I know, these two were "singing" a lot.

Linda said...

I've never seen them, so this is fascinating. You know you're not in Scotland when you hear cicadas.

Jane said...

@ Linda: LOL, I know. The most we hear is the wind and the rain at the moment, I am really sick of the weather at the moment, louzy Summer-hope it might be better next year.

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