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Donations-stand
Imaginary Universe
The photo was taken from one of the streets at night
Glowing valley with fireflies
Imaginary Universe
Devotee
Mother's treasure
Portrait of an Elderly Woman
A light representation of our busy world.
Byodo-In Temple with reflecting pool and black swan
Flying across the moon.
Floating lights in the woods
"Confrontation"
Time Travel
Through The Stations
Firefly feast
A Zen garden in the desert.
Heart shape of firefly light
Bodhi looking out a window.
The past and the future with JFK
Hawaiian birthing stone with mamaki leaves
worker
Pelicans At The Beach
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Floating lights in the woods

From May to July is the mating season of a kind of local firefly called curtos costipennis, and the climax only last a few days. I found this secret place in the suburb of a small town near Shanghai, with help of local conservationists. There was a heavy rain when I drove to this place, luckily I met the most density of firefly after visiting again and again, and managed to capture them in pictures.

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Shanghai, China
Member since 2017
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© Xiaodong Sun.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2017, 4:13 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal Length: 85mm
Shutter Speed: 1/0
Aperture: f1.4
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Shanghai, China