17 Year Cicadas at Tinker's Creek Reservation
Back in May of this year, 17 year cicadas emerged here in northeast Ohio. We didn't really get any in our part of town, but we heard that Tinker's Creek Reservation had an abundance of them. We took a drive there with my macro lens and were not disappointed. As soon as we got out of the car, you could here them.
We started walking down the paved trail and the trees were covered with cicadas. Most of them had just finished their final molt to their adult form and were letting their skeletons harden. This was a great opportunity to photograph them since they really couldn't move. Finding good light was challenge since I was doing these shots handheld. I took several shots of anything that looked interesting to help make sure I got at least one shot that was usable at a decent ISO and depth of field. The two I shared here are the best ones I could get of the 150 or so photos I took.
I'm glad we were able to see these this year. I'll be in my 50's before they emerge again. I'm also pretty happy with the results I got.