Fiery Stars

31 May 2012 19 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Love lost in summer evenings, too bright
to ignore, a lawn transforms
into a field of delicate, fiery stars.

Fireflies transform a yard into a field of delicate, fiery stars

Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis


  • Leo on 500px said:

    Great Work!

  • Christian on 500px said:

    Nicely caught and awesome composition. I like the tone & lightning. It`s a amazing shot.

  • Pamela on 500px said:

    Fabulous capture!!

  • Yohanna on 500px said:

    Extra nice and cute!! love the atmosphere!!!! ♥

  • Ludo on Jungle Dragon said:

    So amazing Rick. It must have been very difficult to capture them like this, moving in a low light condition.

  • Marilou on G+ said:

    Dreamy beautiful! You’ve just transported me to fantasy land with winged fairies lighting my way! Fantastic share for the leaf theme, thank you!

  • Kathrin on 500px said:

    I like the tones and the composition! All in all good work! Keep on :)

  • Michael Sinclair said:

    Natural hovercraft in flight.

  • Ferdy on Jungle Dragon said:

    Deep respect, I don’t know anyone else able to capture fireflies like this.

  • Margaret on G+ said:

    Outstanding!! This photograph is awesome!!!

  • Celso on G+ said:

    Awesome and dreamy image.

  • centuryplant said:

    That is very beautiful. I thought at first glance that the fireflies were Fairy Slipper orchids.

  • Magnus on 500px said:

    Super great

  • Margaret on G+ said:

    Incredibly beautiful and I love it!

  • Diane said:

    First signs, summer is really here. Stirs our hearts, memories, too bright to forget. Nothing is ever lost, warm nights, stars, campfires and fireflies lead the way! This capture takes me there. SENSATIONAL!!

  • Sherry on G+ said:

    Wonderful intro and Great shot of these beautiful Lightning bugs.

  • Mary Stebbins Taitt said:

    WOW WOW WOW! I love this! Sweet, impressive capture!

  • Tanjica on Flickr said:

    Haven’t seen those in years… Fantastic capture and a very original one.

  • Keylla said:

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