Maryland Cicada in 20-Frame Focus Stack

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Same location as yesterday - backyard.

This time I used shallower depth of field due to shorter focal length and increased the stack to 20 frames.

Captured with Nikon Z 7 w/ Nikkor 24-70/4 S
Process RAW to TIFF in Capture One Pro
Merged TIFFS in one TIFF in Affinity Photo
Converted TIFF to JPG in Capture One Pro

ISO 500
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter 1/40s
Focal Length 70mm

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Another huge WOW!

You are so fortunate to see these critters as they are coming out of their shell. I still haven't seen one doing that.

I mentioned in your other photo that the beak wasn't displayed and was wondering if its color is as light as the rest of the cicada. I see from this photo that the beak is already dark though not black at this stage of development.
 
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Another huge WOW!

You are so fortunate to see these critters as they are coming out of their shell. I still haven't seen one doing that.

I mentioned in your other photo that the beak wasn't displayed and was wondering if its color is as light as the rest of the cicada. I see from this photo that the beak is already dark though not black at this stage of development.
Your question is exactly what prompted me to get this one at this angle, @Mike Buckley.
 
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