Stealing Photons

17 January 2011 8 Comments Home » Insects etc.

Light finds a roadblock at dusk,
a lacewing’s veined geometry steals away
the last colors and converts photons into gold.

A lacewing steals photons

Golden-eyed Lacewing | Chrysopa oculata


  • Manfred said:


  • Diane said:

    Beautiful silhouette, brushed gold.

    Roll out the red carpet, this one’s a true star! Love the lighting, again and again.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Diane. It’s all about the photons.

  • MobiQuic said:

    You are right it is all about the photons. Capturing them for light energy will prove useful for all concerned. Beautiful photo.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks MobiQuic. Watching the light comes before anything else for me.

  • Bobcat said:

    Thanks Rick…for being there to take this photo !!

  • Brad Goodspeed said:

    Fantastic! Makes me think about an animal trying to reproduce what plants figured out a billion years ago. Light is good – harvest it!

    Also makes me wish it wasn’t winter.

  • Rick said:

    Thanks Brad. Good point: harvesting light is my job.

    Nice post on the eclipse, I missed it.

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