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Dream of Fire | Photinus pyralis As the year runs out, fireflies spark<br />
 a fierce collision between night and day,<br />
 an unfinished dream of fire.<br />
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  1. Every single firefly photo still blows my mind, amazing that you are able to capture them in this state. To others, check this out:

    http://www.jungledragon.com/specie/683/photos
    Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. Still a challenge.
      I've just sold a firefly picture book to Candlewick, it will come out in 2016.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. 2016? Why the long wait? Posted 7 years ago
        1. Big publishing works slowly, that's when it's been scheduled.

          My next book is on birds in flight, it will be out Spring 2015.
          Posted 7 years ago
  2. Amazing shot, Rick (it has been a while me commenting:)). I tried to capture them once, but I greatly failed. They are fast and nervous (at least they were in my humble presence:)) Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks Ludo. Very difficult for me also. Posted 7 years ago

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''Photinus pyralis'', known by the common names common eastern firefly and big dipper firefly, is the most common species of firefly in North America. This organism is sometimes incorrectly classified as ''Photuris pyralis'', which likely results from mistaking the similar sounding genus ''Photuris''.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Rick Lieder
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