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