Can you see me?
This is a European Cicada, it's the only one I've ever seen.
It was on a tree at Belem, near Lisbon.
Despite being able to hear
it from a long way away, it took four people quite a few minutes of searching the tree trunk until we spotted it perfectly camouflaged against the bark. It was, of course, a few feet above our heads. I ended up standing precariously on the arm of a bench to take this shot.
Taken on auto, I have 'enhanced' the colour very slightly to make the insect visible.
I would be delighted if somebody could explain how it makes such a loud noise, and how the sound carries over a long distance.my vfxy