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Monday, July 5, 2010

lightning bugs

We recently had a nasty storm that dropped 1.6" (4cm) of rain in less than one hour.  My wife noticed that the lightning bugs had crawled out of the grass and were seeking refuge on the plants and flowers. These guys were hanging out on the daylillies.

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/15 sec @ f5.6
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast


Rebecca said...

Love it...looks pretty wet for sure.

cieldequimper said...

First time I see one of these, lovely lightning macro!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Wayne,
wow cute critters and so perfect macro shot!I love the colour of this bug and mainly the rain drop!

Marka said...

And sitting still for once! Nice photograph!

Marilla said...

Nice shot! Hope it has a raincoat... We had a big storm last night but not so much rain.

PS. I send my photo to the Weekend Reflections. :)

Clytie said...

I saw lightning bugs at night once on a visit to Kansas. They are so amazing. I had never seen one in the daytime - til now!