A 7+minute clip by Samuel Orr - Return of the Cicadas
So maybe I can just watch films and videos about cicadas instead of bracing myself to actually go nose to nose with them? I was wandering around the Huffington Post today, and I found the totally amazing clip embedded above, which is a fusion of stills and video all about the life cycle of this fascinating insect! You can also watch it here on Vimeo.
In fact, I was so smitten by the beauty of this piece, and by the topic, that when I read that Samuel Orr, the author/artist of the piece has a Kickstarter campaign going to more fully develop and produce his Return of the Cicadas, I promptly signed up for Kickstarter here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/motionkicker/return-of-the-cicadas and added my little contribution to help him more fully develop this beautiful "nature tale" about a truly facinating creature AND, more to the point, a fascinating life cycle.
No, really, they are very beautiful creatures--don't say "ewwww" until you watch the little movie! (And the sound track is fantastic, too!)
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