07.02.2022 A Firefly’s Quiet Moment

I haven’t the slightest idea which Firefly we are looking at.  Only the shadow knows. This was certainly not a planned image but when opportunity alights in the dark woods take a shot.

I’d like it a bit more without the brown stem and I darkened that a little but did not have an opportunity to go and remove it then reshoot.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 07.02.2022 A Firefly’s Quiet Moment

  1. shoreacres says:

    On the other hand, when I ‘scroll-cropped’ the image so that the top of the photo came just at the top of the brown stem, the angles created by the vertical stem and the diagonal stem-with-insect became more prominent, and quite pleasing.

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  2. It’s rare to see a photograph of a firefly in silhouette. The examples on the Internet appear to be computer-drawn or -generated.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Haven’t the fireflies been awesome this year? Last night was particularly strobe-filled. Magical!

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    • I wish I could agree with you but I go to bed before dark these days so haven’t seen them at night. I do see a few in the early morning. I should stay up late one of these nights to enjoy the show.


      • Eliza Waters says:

        I hope you do, the season isn’t for too much longer– although different species have staggered mating seasons, the max. show is on these warm nights after a rain. My idea of a good fireworks show!

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  4. Jet Eliot says:

    Stunning photo, Steve, and much enjoyed.

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  5. Littlesundog says:

    I love this image. Our woodlands are magical with the lights of fireflies in the evening. Every 4th of July we’d take the buggy to our pasture along Park Road and watch the city fireworks after dark. On the way back home, we’d leave our lights off and enjoy the twinkling lights of fireflies along the buggy path. I love the perspective through your lens, Steve. Very nice.

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    It’s lurking incognito…waiting until it’s time to twinkle – which I would love to see.

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    It’s fun when an unplanned image works out. I’ve lately been thinking about silhouetted images but haven’t yet made many purposeful attempts at them.

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  8. That’s a very cool and unique shot!

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