Another macro photo today!
Because it is nearing winter temperatures there aren't many cicadas around our place. I was lucky to be given one by my youngest brother!
I wanted to photograph it on some fern leaves but it would not comply! It kept flying to the curtain. So I had to photograph it on that instead.
I used my reverse rings and 50mm ƒ/1.8 lens to get a macro photo of this critter.
TIP: When you use an exposure mode that automatically adjusts your exposure such as Av/A, Tv/S and Program Auto, the camera will adjust the exposure to make naturally dark and light subjects/environments a neutral grey. This is not what you want most of the time. To get the right exposure for your subject/environment use the exposure compensation setting ( +/- EV button) and dial in +1 EV for light subjects and -1 for darker subjects. In this way you will achieve a natural looking exposure and avoid turning whites grey and blacks grey!
Metadata: D5300, Nikkor 50mm ƒ/1.8 G reverse mounted, unknown aperture, 1/250 sec, ISO-200.
Editing: Photoshop, Camera Raw, Color Efex Pro.
The name "Cicada" comes from the Latin, meaning "tree cricket."