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JENNA With Our Bronze Finish

Posted by Corey Brown July © 2009

Jenna enjoying The out side playing in the Grass...



Posted by Corey Brown July © 2009

This is one of many great photos we got from Our Senior session with Ariell


An IOWA Sunset

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Chicago Sky Line

Posted by Corey Brown June © 2009

Chicago the City of Wind. Chicago is a very beautiful city as long as you take a step back from the hustle and bustle. This is only a partial of a skyline shot that was done for a commercial sub shop. The final print will be close to 14 feet wide, as soon as it is hung I encourage you to check it out.



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Posted by Corey Brown On 12:24 PM
A few Wednesdays ago when we arrived at Faith Assembly of God for church we saw this little fellow hanging off of a tree.

Corey looked up locusts and cicadas. According to the information that he read there are two types of locusts.
One of them hatches every 13 years and the other one hatches every 17 years. We aren't sure which one of those two kinds this one is. Here is another picture of it from another angle.
This is the same angle just has a little more light on the locust.
So..if anyone know which one this is we would be interested in finding out.

 One of my good friends from high school left a comment on the blog.  So we went and investigated a little bit more on cicadas.  (All of the following information was found at: )  Most of the cicadas that one would find in North America come out in late July or August every year.  The best known genus in North America is Magicicada.  These are the cicadas that live for 13 to 17 years and emerge in large numbers.  The male cicadas are the ones that make all the noise in the late summer.  Their noise makers call timbals are on the sides of their abdominal base.  Unlike crickets who rub two legs together the cicada has a specially designed "rib section" that makes the noise that we all hear.  Each species has it's own distinctive song.   Cicadas have 3 small eyes on the top of their heads in between 2 larger eyes.  Cicada's are the only insect that can change thier body temperature.  Desert cicadas actually sweat to cool themselves while many other species can raise their body temperature as much as 72 degrees Fahrenheit above ambient temperature.  After mating a female will lay several hundred eggs in slits she cuts in tree bark. After the eggs hatch the newborn nymphs drop to the ground and burrow in the earth.  Most cicadas go through a life cycle of two to five years.  However, some like the North American genus, Magicicada, have "broods" that go through a 17 year life cycle.  In the American South you will find a 13-year life cycle.

So I don't completely bore any one I will end my "essay" there.  If you are interested in more information click on that link above for Wikipedia.  There is a lot of information that I didn't put in here for those of you that are interested by cicadas.

Until next time God Bless Corey and Sabrina Brown (Glory 2 Jesus 4 Photography)

2 Response to ";Cicadas";

  1. Chrissy Said,'> September 4, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    looks like a regular cicada to me... but it might be easier to identify once its normal color returns.

    Some of the 17 year ones hatched a couple years ago in Peoria, I have a picture here:


  2.'> September 4, 2009 at 4:29 PM

    Chrissy - you are totally correct! I went on line and found some very interesting information and re-posted that blog with that information added. Thanks for letting me know what those little creatures are actually called!


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