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Fireflies and Northern Lights by Steve Irvine

Photo of the Week for July 3, 2015


Fireflies and Northern Lights by Steve Irvine

Photographing from the Bruce Peninsula in southern Ontario during the predawn hours of June 23, Steve Irvine captured more than he perhaps expected. “The aurora coincided with the peak of our firefly season, and the field around me was sparkling with firefly flashes,” he writes. “I was happy to capture some of their light in the photo as well.”

Irvine used a Canon EOS 6D DSLR camera and a 24mm lens set to f/4 for this composite image consisting of eight 15-second exposures (2-minutes total) at ISO 2500.

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