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This picture shows a green anole eating a Cicada (?) 8/15/2004 in The Woodlands, Texas.
Story: I was getting ready to mow the lawn on an uncharacteristically cool August morning and saw the insect on the front porch. It had obviously just molted. I picked it up and placed it onto a spider plant, and ran indoors to get the camera. By the time I came back, the anole was making brunch out of my subject. He was intent on subduing the cicada and didn't seem to mind me. I took a few shots, and then attempted to move some obstructions out of the way. This spooked the anole, who took off. Figuring he might not abandon such a bountiful meal lightly, I hung around. Eventually, he came back. I shot away. Once the Anole had control of his prey, he took off into the undergrowth.
Photo Data: Nikon D100, Nikon 105mm f2.8 macro at f22, aperture priority, 1/60s, Nikon SB-80DX flash on the D-TTL mode. On my close-ups, I pull the card out on the flash, and set the flash pointing as low as it goes.
?Perhaps a Dog Day Cicada, Family Cicadidae, Order Homoptera.
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