Long exposure photographs of Fireflies in the forests of Nagoya City, Japan
Via Strange Sounds, 11 June 2013 - For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around Nagoya City, Japan.
By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame.
Eerie and magical, no?
You can see these a bit larger over on 500px.
Fireflies (or lightning bugs) are winged beetles which use bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a “cold light”, with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red.
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By Laron at 12:00 PM
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