“Even without seeing the crickets, grasshoppers, cicadas and katydids, we hear them shrilling in this season and trust that they’re the tiny living gargoyles entomologists claim.” – Diane Ackerman

Fortunately, I saw one. She sat motionless for the longest time, just hanging out in the sun. She patiently allowed me to move around herĀ as if she were a model, as if she were posing. I’m not sure she’d have been so patient with a shorter lens.


If there are multiple photos in this post, the following EXIF data is for the first photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 11 March, 2017
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 240mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s

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