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Amazing what can be photographed when you’re out late at night under a street light!
I was out in July hoping to see fox or coyote or SOMETHING…..and all I saw were bugs. Eesh. How boring right? Moths EVERYWHERE…a few cicadas and a couple crickets. Boring again….right?
HARDLY! I LOVE these critters! So…popped out my pocket Olympus IR-500 and set it for a slow ‘candlelight’ timer….and let it go.
These are all the critters that were swarming a street lamp over-looking the Missouri River. Often I will see skunks, fox and a feral cat or two who come out to munch on the left over juicy ones but this night I got the juicy ones all to myself.
I now see the fascination with studying the mating dances that insects create…and am now extremely excited to have been able to record some of the patterns of a few. I know at night one can often see the fireflies in their dances but this is the first time I ever got to record other critters.
Photographed in NE Kansas, USA, July, 2012


  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot …
    Have a great evening! :)

  • thanx Linda! Sorry for the late reply

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Louise Linossi Telfer
    Louise Linossi...about 2 years ago

    beautiful image Carla

  • thank you Louise! Sorry to reply so late

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Leslie-Ann
    Leslie-Annabout 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture Carla and very interesting image, Love it………………………Leslie

  • Thanx Leslie…….was such a suprise to see the results. Had always wondered on patterns and designs but was the first time I ever got to record it myself

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    that’s really cool and so well imagined! I would never think to take a picture of that. you have great imagination young lady xx

  • With our summer having been a record dry one…not much else TO photograph :o) Thanx Manon…this coming summer I hope to catch more like this and see what happens

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 2 years ago

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  • Thanx so much Vanessa!

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • Graeme M
    Graeme Mabout 2 years ago

    Brilliant !

  • Thank you Graeme….amazing to see the patterns and how FAST some of those guys fly

    – Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenaganabout 2 years ago

    Carla a great capture those midnight moments with the bugs are magical, I love the way the wing beats of the moths show up in the long exposures. well done on your feature :- ) Cheers John

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 2 years ago

    Wow this looks amazing!

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    very cool :)

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