I just love all the things spread on the house, the hard time thinking how to try to make a dull photo to look a bit better, the changes on the lights to try to discover the better lighting, the crawling and strange positions we have to do to make photos, etc. I just LOVE all of this!!!!
I am not a pro photographer. I'm just curious and I'm always trying to learn new things. But I think this kind of thing is funny and I'd like to share it with you! I love seeing how people prepare the settings for their photos. So maybe someone will enjoy seeing this too ^^-
The last photo is just for you to see how the photoshoot came out! ^^ You can see a better resolution of that photo here:
PS: I have no idea in which category this should go! +_+
Taken in Damai Beach, Sarawak Insects in the Diptera family Asilidae are commonly called robber flies. The family Asilidae contains about 7,100 described species worldwide.
All robber flies have stout, spiny legs, a dense moustache of bristles on the face (mystax), and 3 simple eyes (ocelli) in a characteristic depression between their two large compound eyes. The mystax helps protect the head and face when the fly encounters prey bent on defense. The antennae are short, 3-segmented, sometimes with a bristle-like structure called an arista.
This little guy drop to the ground while molting halfway. Lucky it was able to molt healthily. Cicadas live underground as nymphs for most of their lives, at depths ranging from about 30 cm (1 ft) down to 2.5 m (about 8.5 ft). The nymphs feed on root juice and have strong front legs for digging. In the final nymphal instar, they construct an exit tunnel to the surface and emerge. They then molt (shed their skins) on a nearby plant for the last time and emerge as adults. The adult insect, known as an imago, is usually 2 to 5 cm (1 to 2 in) long, although some tropical species can reach 15 cm (6 in), e.g. Pomponia imperatoria from Malaysia. Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart on the sides of the head, short antennae protruding between or in front of the eyes, and membranous front wings. Also, commonly overlooked, cicadas have three small eyes, or ocelli, located on the top of the head between the two large eyes that match the colour of the large eyes.
I cought a really cool lizard at the park one day with Marley. He hung out with me for awhile and ended up climbing up my shirt and up onto my head. The lizard stayed there for a while then I let him go. The Lizard is NOT dead, he was very much alive, just very comfy [link][link][link]
A cicada is an insect of the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha (which was formerly included in the now invalid suborder Homoptera), in the superfamily Cicadoidea, with large eyes wide apart on the head and usually transparent, well-veined wings. There are about 2,500 species of cicada around the world, and many of them remain unclassified. Cicadas live in temperate to tropical climates where they are among the most widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. Cicadas are often colloquially called locusts, although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are a kind of grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.
Cicadas are benign to humans under normal circumstances and do not bite or sting in a true sense, but may mistake a person's arm or other part of their body for a tree or plant limb and attempt to feed. Cicadas have a long proboscis under their head which they insert into plant stems in order to feed on sap. It can be painful if they attempt to pierce a person's skin with it, but it is unlikely to cause other harm. It is unlikely to be a defensive reaction and is a rare occurrence. It usually only happens when they are allowed to rest on a person's body for an extended amount of time.
Cicadas can cause damage to several cultivated crops, shrubs, and trees, mainly in the form of scarring left on tree branches while the females lay their eggs deep in branches.
Many people around the world regularly eat cicadas. They are known to have been eaten in Ancient Greece as well as China, Malaysia, Burma, Latin America, and the Congo. Female cicadas are prized for being meatier. Shells of cicadas are employed in the traditional medicines of China.
Taken in Sarawak Permai Rainforest Resort. Nymphs grow from 1 mm to 5 mm as they pass through five instars, or growth stages. They are pale with brown markings, and have a tuft of white waxy filaments on the abdomen which they move up and down rather like a peacock's tail fan. Nymphs lack functional wings, but wing buds appear during development, and are quite large in the last instar. Like adults they have a 'beak' for sucking sap, and hop if disturbed.