Photographing Fireflies

Summer in the South is not what I would call pleasant. There's the heat, the humidity, and the bugs! However, there are some good things- the fragrant gardenias, the creamy white magnolia blossoms,

and fireflies (yes, they are bugs too, but in a completely different category than roaches, ants, and mosquitoes).

The fireflies are my favorite part of summer, but capturing them on film (or digital storage media) is hard! Anyone have any ideas? I'm thinking slow shutter speed and wide aperture and a tripod.


nicola @ which name? said...

beautiful photos!

salsita said...

I love fireflies. I have only seen them once when I was visiting Virginia. I wish they lived out on this coast, but am very happy that other Southern bugs stay far, far away