The peace of my afternoon lunch listening to the Met game in my backyard was interrupted when I heard what I thought was a twig hit one my deck chairs. I turned when I heard a loud buzzing and saw it was one of those cicada's that knocks you silly when they fly right into your head. I couldn't figure why it was having such a hard time righting itself and when I went over to investigate I immediately saw why. Flying into the house I grabbed my camera, a CF card, and a micro lens and tore back out less then a minute later. As I guessed it was too late to record the one sided battle, but I did get several good shots of the hornet carrying it's prize away. Here in this shot you can see the cicada's thorax vibrating madly as it vainly tried to free itself.
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