Invasion of the Cicadas!


Cicadas are out in Southern New York!  Anyone who’s stepped outside in the past two days has heard the penetrating hum of this year’s Cicada brood.  Two days ago, children were buzzing with excitement about the bugs crawling out of the ground.  We watched them find trees, begin their climb, and shed their exoskeletons.  Then we had one night of quiet.  Were they gone?  NO.  The next day, we saw the black creatures with red eyes clinging to the treetops.  Here are some images I shot locally.

 

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Fireworks!


Delayed fireworks due to inclement weather–but we saw the show last night.  There was plenty of cannon fire beforehand and the many ships anchored in the Hudson to watch from below trophy point had perhaps the best view.

I had read of techniques to get better photos of fireworks, so I decided to try out one technique last night.

Of hundreds of photos, these 66 are the best–which one do you pick as best in show?