My Favorite Critter: Firefly

Looking Down

I love firefly! Oh yes I do, and living in the middle of a big city, it is very rare to see this fascinating critter. However, we do on those rare occasions; we saw fireflies in the summer.

At the Edge
Firefly reminded me of my childhood, and now of JoJo's childhood when I watched him chasing this flickering light at night during the summer. It was childhood at its most innocent, joyful, and excitement.

Ready to Go
My son caught this one firefly for a close-up and examination. He kept it in a jar with air holes on the lid, of course, and let it go the next day. Thus, I took full advantage of it in the first few moments the firefly left the jar to snap these photos.

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Ratty February 23, 2012 5:10 pm  

Fireflies are one of my favorites too. I once lived in a place where they would come out by the millions at night.

lissa February 23, 2012 8:24 pm  

I've never see one before, quite a nice looking creature. I always imagine them to always glow even though it's not true.

have a sweet day.

betchai February 23, 2012 10:41 pm  

beautiful and very crisp shots of the firefly Icy. I can see Jojo is very affectionate with critters and animals, am sure, he'll grow up to be a fine young man.

Unknown February 23, 2012 11:50 pm  

I love fireflies too! I remember delightful times as a youngster playing with them.

Anne Lyken-Garner February 24, 2012 9:41 am  

I've seen fireflies in the night time, when they're all in their glory. However, this is the first time I've seen what they really look like. I've never been able to capture one.
I've also never seen them in England.

Joanne Olivieri February 24, 2012 2:59 pm  

Icy, what a cool and unique closeup. I don't think I have ever seen one in person before. This is a special treat to see your photo.

EG CameraGirl February 24, 2012 4:07 pm  

Excellent shots of the firefly!

TexWisGirl February 24, 2012 6:21 pm  

not sure i'd recognize one if i saw it in the daytime! :)

rainfield61 February 25, 2012 5:18 am  

I love fireflies too.

They decorate trees like Christmas tree.

Lights keep blinking.

Anonymous,  February 25, 2012 2:29 pm  

I love to sit outside on a summer's night and watch the fireflies!

Tatjana Parkacheva February 25, 2012 2:41 pm  

Nice macro shots of firefly.
The nights are more beautiful when there are fireflies.

Regards and best wishes

Cheryl February 25, 2012 6:02 pm  

Unbelievable but I've never ever seen a firefly other than at night. Never chased them, just like to guess where the light would flicker next. It's an amazing little bug. Thanks for my viewing.

Lisa Gordon February 25, 2012 6:52 pm  

These are wonderful macros!

Evelyn S. February 25, 2012 6:58 pm  

No fireflies here...and I certainly didn't know they look like this! Wonderful macro capture.

Kathy February 25, 2012 7:38 pm  

It's been many years since I've seen any of these "lightning bugs," as we used to call them.

Julie February 25, 2012 7:46 pm  

Such great memories of fireflies growing up in Virginia. I live in the West now, and I DO miss them.

Bev February 25, 2012 9:58 pm  

I have never seen a firefly! Thanks for the pictures!!

eileeninmd February 26, 2012 6:07 am  

I love the fireflies too. I enjoy sitting on my deck and watching them during the summer months.

Nancy C February 26, 2012 7:35 am  

They really are a miracle of nature, especially in summer when there are thousands flying among the cornstalks.

Awesome macros -- thank you so much for sharing at Your Sunday Best.

Kerri Farley February 26, 2012 9:58 am  

Wonderful captures of this little creature!!

Anonymous,  February 26, 2012 9:59 pm  

You certainly got some great shots! I love these, and it's great that you've made some wonderful childhood memories.

Anonymous,  February 27, 2012 11:02 am  

I've only seen them a couple times, when I visited family in NC... magical!

Self Sagacity February 29, 2012 3:56 pm  

Nice shot of the firefly. The shell looks very sturdy.

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