lightning bugs

fireflies in a tree at night.
10 seconds, Lampyridae display. They are hanging out in a quercus palustris.
They don't hang out in the tulip tree to the right.
This chemically-produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale red — wavelengths from 510 to 670 nanometers. Most fireflies are quite distasteful and sometimes poisonous to vertebrate predators.--Wikipedia


Author: WmX

I stumbled off the track to success in 1968, started chasing shadows that summer. Since then, In addition to farm-laborer and newspaper photographer my occupational incarnations include dishwasher, janitor, retail photo clerk, plumber, HVAC repairman, auto mechanic, CAT scan technologist, computer worker and politico (whatever it takes to buy a camera.) I am on the road to understanding black and white photography.

6 thoughts on “lightning bugs”

  1. I think this one might be ok in b&w. The garishness, the two red days, I am a sinner. Blue is sort of black. But red, inexcusable…

  2. Love those lightning bugs. We have some here in coastal Massachusetts but never that many. I don’t think the evenings are warm enough

  3. As I’m scrolling through the images, many are mysterious, more mysterious than usual… since I am going through them backwards as you do in a blog… and then this one pops out from all the others… Is it fireflies, I ask myself? I don’t remember them being in color. City boy that I am, aren’t they usually b&w. It doesn’t matter. I hope you take good care of this one, it is special. I’m going to put a link to it from my blog now.

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