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[1 Jul 2014 | 18 Comments | ]

Over at Scientific American, photographer Alex Wild is
discussing some of the techniques used
to photograph fireflies. Link Link.

I’m knee-deep in fireflies every evening now,
working on my firefly book, which will be published in 2016.

I’m working with video as much as still imaging,
here’s a still from one of my videos.

A mating call heard in the secret compartment
between flashes, trembling wings
whisper the day’s end.


Firefly Mating Calls

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[10 Jun 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

A katydid begins a stream of misadventures,
still a slave to the spell of circles, more dangerous
than other suspects.


A katydid begins a stream of misadventures

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Greater Angle-wing Katydid | Microcentrum rhombifolium

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[27 May 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

A firefly glows just beyond the threshold
of the invisible, a leftover sun
trailing sparks.


A firefly glows just beyond the threshold<br />
 of the invisible

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Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis

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[20 May 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

Scattered seeds smuggle time
in the failing light, sterile jewels soon
to be reclaimed by the elements.


Dandelion seeds, sterile jewels in the failing light

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Dandelion | Taraxacum officinale

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[12 May 2014 | 9 Comments | ]

A newcomer to the pollination game, she slips
out of focus while arranging her flight, hiding
her obsessions to keep the world at bay.


A honey bee is a newcomer to the pollination game

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[5 May 2014 | 19 Comments | ]

Dismantling the magic of a new world,
a newborn mantis learns what it means
to be a showman.


A newborn mantis learns what it means to be a showman

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Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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[21 Apr 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

Hiding from a complicated past, her last days
spent busily sorting specimens of plants and minerals.


An ant hides from a complicated past

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Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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[14 Apr 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

A ghost of everyone’s summer dreams,
a firefly waits out the last traces of winter.


A firefly waits out the last traces of winter

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Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis

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[31 Mar 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

Honey bees addicted to moving faster and faster,
the smallest amusement park ride
is loud enough to wake the entire garden.


Honey bees addicted to speed

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[25 Mar 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Snowing today, but I’m hearing rumors of Spring.
Several insect eggs in a white pine are left to glow
in the sun after hatching.


Several insect eggs in a white pine are left to glow<br />
 in the sun after hatching