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Old Jun 25, 2008, 9:40 PM   #1
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Haven't had much time to come check things out this week. Nor, to take photos for that matter. Hoping after tomorrow night I'll have some time.

I came home tonight to find my yard covered in lightening bugs. I don't know if it will qualify for the challenge or not. But, it'd still be cool to try to capture.

But, how do I photograph them? Is it like trying to photograph lightening? Set up on a tripod and just keep snapping hoping to get something? What settings? A slower shutter speed to give more opportunities to catch?

Thanks for any input on this.

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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:14 PM   #2
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Just open the lens and, using a tripod, give it a 2 second exposure and see what you get. Just my suggestion and you have every right to call me a goof if it doesnt work.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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Lightning bugs use a chemical process to create their "light shows" I don't think there is any electricity involved.

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Old Jun 26, 2008, 6:18 AM   #4
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Patty,

I found this on another site just in the last couple of days. It might be helpful:

http://digital-photography-school.co...989#post212989


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Old Jun 28, 2008, 7:19 AM   #5
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Whether it fits the challenge or not, I'd love to see what you come up with.
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Old Jun 28, 2008, 12:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the tips everyone. Haven't had a chance to try them out yet. And, won't tonight either. Maybe soon.

If anything comes out, vsch1, I'll post. Cal, it won't be for the challenge. Unless I could get some electrical lines in the background :-)

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