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Dr Ski
Valencia Observatory Garden
11/07/2019
01:50 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon G9X
28mm, f4
1/250s@ISO125
Macro mode

Image Details:

Cicada exoskeleton.
This little guy spent 2 years underground, emerged as a nymph, climbed a tree then molted into a winged adult, leaving this beautiful shell behind. He will spend the next 2 weeks looking for a mate. Then he will die. I love a good romance story.