Bruno D'Amicis - Dance of the fireflies

Bruno D'Amicis - Dance of the fireflies

The nuptial flight of the fireflies was one of the highlights of my childhood summer holidays. When the nights would be warm enough, hundreds of these fluorescent lights would dot the country landscape. We, kids, would set off with our BMX bikes to catch them and hold those tiny lights in our hands. We would put them in a jar, to make a dim lamp, or toss them to the sky to make them fly high. We were cruel bur naïve. I should treasures those early memories of freedom and awe. Fireflies are getting rarer and rarer nowadays, because of air and light pollution. Even though this makes me sad, every year I save a handful of nights to photograph this amazing phenomenon and enjoy that childish feeling in the velvet warmth of summer nights.

Long live little ghosts of the summer! :-D

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Posted on 31.05.2011
Photo info - 07.07.2009: Canon EOS 40D, 12 mm, ISO 200, f 5.6, 15 sec
Tags: Bruno damicis firefly luciola night spring wildlife photography
Bruno D'Amicis - Dance of the fireflies

Bruno D'Amicis - Dance of the fireflies

The nuptial flight of the fireflies was one of the highlights of my childhood summer holidays. When the nights would be warm enough, hundreds of these fluorescent lights would dot the country landscape. We, kids, would set off with our BMX bikes to catch them and hold those tiny lights in our hands. We would put them in a jar, to make a dim lamp, or toss them to the sky to make them fly high. We were cruel bur naïve. I should treasures those early memories of freedom and awe. Fireflies are getting rarer and rarer nowadays, because of air and light pollution. Even though this makes me sad, every year I save a handful of nights to photograph this amazing phenomenon and enjoy that childish feeling in the velvet warmth of summer nights.

Long live little ghosts of the summer! :-D

Location:

Posted on 31.05.2011
Photo info - 07.07.2009: Canon EOS 40D, 12 mm, ISO 200, f 5.6, 15 sec
Tags: Bruno damicis firefly luciola night spring wildlife photography