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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Synchronous Fireflies

I took this photo of fireflies (lightning bugs) in almost complete darkness using the latest low-light camera technology. I was completely surrounded by the fireflies and witnessed one of the most amazing and magical natural phenomena: fireflies that synchronize.

Alteration note: I took several long exposures over several minutes and merged them together to preserve detail and clarity.

This photo won the Altered Images category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all of the winners and finalists here.

TAGS: Insect, Night, Tennessee, United States

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Fairfield, Iowa, United States
Member since 2014
Awards
Photo of the Day: 12.24.15 Editors' Pick Finalist Altered Images Winner
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Radim Schreiber.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2014
Total Views: 11459
Total Favorites: 25
Filed Under: Altered Images
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f1.8
ISO: ISO6400
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PHOTO LOCATION Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States