Magical and Eerie Pictures: Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City Japan

These are neither orbs nor fairies flying between trees!

No, these are eerie long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forest near Nagoya City, Japan.

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By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame.

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Eerie and magical, no?

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

You can see these a bit larger over on 500px.

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Fireflies (or lightning bugs) are winged beetles which use bioluminescence to attract mates or prey. Fireflies produce a “cold light”, with no infrared or ultraviolet frequencies. This chemically produced light from the lower abdomen may be yellow, green, or pale-red.

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan long exposure Japan fireflies

Here a timelapse video mating in the Great Smoky Mountains National park:

Each summer in Tennessee, a species of synchronous firefly puts on its show:

Do you know that there are plenty of bioluminescent fish?

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