Long Exposure Photography: Can You Guess What This Is?

Long Exposure Photography: Can You Guess What This Is?

Ontario ceramic artist Steve Irvine took this wickedly wonderful long exposure that had me drawn to it like a moth to a flame. If you haven't figured it out yet, these are moth trails at night, shot infront of a flood light.

"Fluttering wings leave lacy trails as moths beat their way to a floodlight on a rural Ontario lawn. The midsummer night’s exposure, held for 20 seconds, captured some of the hundreds of insects engaged in a nocturnal swarm."

via [Colossal] [NationalGeographic]

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Hah, that's incredible. I would have never guessed that 

Dylan Mayer's picture

is it a moth?

Bastidas Reggio 2012's picture

I took some images just like this one a couple of months ago during a political rally late at night. The effect is very cool.

Butterflies around a light projector in longue exposure, i've right ? :)

I was close, I was going to guess bats around a light.

Amazing! I should try that one.

ric's picture

nice, I got it right,,