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Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I debated whether to post this or not, but my youngest was so thrilled that I decided to share it.  It really needs to be enlarged, and even then, the light from the fireflies is very subtle.

We were in the nearby hills cleaning up from our recent ham radio expedition, and the fireflies came out.  Well, being 8 years old, fireflies are one of the most incredible sights.  He had to try to catch one.  And of course, having caught one, he had to catch more.  We had a large plastic container and the count kept going up.  Eventually, I stopped the process when he reached over a dozen.  I have to admit that they are one of nature's wonders.  We took them home and showed everyone.  Of course, he had to sleep with them in his bed.

In the morning, they were almost all still active, and we convinced him to let them loose in the front garden.  This photo is of that garden the next night.  To everyone's amazement, those fireflies were still there, still blinking and still flying!

It took several tries with a tripod to get this photo, and it was the best of the lot.  It's been 3 days since, and the last firefly flew off tonight.  Pretty magical, given that we never see fireflies here in the city.

F Number5.6
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.0 mm)
Exposure Time8
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

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