A couple nights ago I walked home around dusk and noticed there were
lots of fireflies in the slightly wooded and tall grass areas right
next to where I live. So last night around 10:30pm, I went outside
with my camera and tripod and took some pictures and a few videos
of the fireflies putting on their nightly show. It was a very pleasant
night out and since this wasn't a large wooded area, there were no
mosquitoes, so I could spend 20-30 minutes there without major blood loss.
Most of the exposures were between 1-2 seconds with the camera on a high ISO setting. I was using my telephoto lens so I could get some tigher shots of groups of fireflies in the distance. For others, I set up across the street. The glow of the fireflies is quite bright, but in some of the pictures I've increased the brightness a bit to see some of the background. At the pixel level it's quite noisy, but some of them look almost like paintings, which is cool.
I also have 3 brief videos of the fireflies, clocking in at under 2 minutes each (0:42, 1:59, and 1:22, respectively).
July 15, 2020