Phausis Reticulata

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© ! ...Sito Alvina
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Photo Info
UploadedFebruary 17, 2010
TakenNovember 30, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/80 sec at f/2.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm

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From Wikipedia ;

Phausis reticulata, commonly referred to as the "blue ghost" is a species of firefly found in the eastern and central United States. The species is common in the southern Appalachians, and can be seen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as North Carolina's DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest.

Unlike many fireflies found in the eastern and central United States, the luminescence of P. reticulata adults is characterized by a steady glow, instead of a species-specific pattern of flashes.

[model] Susan Coffey
[location] New Jersey
[photo] Sito Alvina

19 responses

  • Kate Anyon

    Kate Anyon said (16 Feb 2010):

    Absolutely Love this one. So cool.

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) said (17 Feb 2010):

    Capturando hadas en el bosque

  • Kelly Inloes

    Kelly Inloes gave props (17 Feb 2010):


  • Adam Putnam

    Adam Putnam (Deleted) said (17 Feb 2010):

    well this is awesome! simply great, really good job lighting.

    Is this shot actually using the "blue ghost"?

  • ! ...Sito Alvina

    ! ...Sito Alvina said (18 Feb 2010):

    i didnt use any photoshop on the ' firefly' jar at all ... that was shot as is.

  • Enrique Parrilla

    Enrique Parrilla gave props (19 Feb 2010):


  • Kunal Jadhav

    Kunal Jadhav gave props (20 Feb 2010):


  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2010):

    I am from the south east and have never seen these elusive bugs! I am going to look more closely!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) said (21 Feb 2010):

    I voted!

  • Tricia Bergland

    Tricia Bergland (Deleted) said (21 Feb 2010):

    Hot Shot!

  • Bill Arras

    Bill Arras gave props (24 Feb 2010):

    really nice!

  • keiron green

    keiron green (Deleted) said (27 Feb 2010):

    I think this would have fit better in the theme of Fairy Tale...probably would havent even gotten published.

    This photo is absolutly Astanishing, Excellent Compisition, FROV, beautiful tones!

    Exellent Execution of this compisition.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (28 Feb 2010):

    This is magical!

  • Alexander Bussey

    Alexander Bussey gave props (1 Mar 2010):

    yeah! sweet shot.

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill gave props (4 Mar 2010):

    Great! Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering how it was done.

  • Astrid G. SkÃ¥tterød

    Astrid G. Skåtterød gave props (8 Mar 2010):

    shit! this is seriously the best photo i've seen!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    gorgeous light!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (20 Jun 2010):


  • Chelsea Rising

    Chelsea Rising   gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    enchanting :)

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