cicada grasps here
abandons the past
Cicadas live most of their lives underground.
Nymphs emerge every 13 or 17 years in broods to live in trees and lay eggs for a new generation within the bark. Left behind is the exuvia--a shell of its former self.
In Chinese tradition, the cicada symbolizes rebirth and immortality. In Japan, it is the call to summer.
Handheld Canon 5D Mark II EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM--image post in Aperture 3.6.