A Summer night, the magical secrets of nature and the eye of a Nikkon that remains open for 8 seconds. The camera in question belongs to Tsuneaki Hiramatsu, who captured the golden flight paths of fireflies during mating season in the Japanese countryside of Okayama City in the Hokubo area, in a spectacle of lights against a dark forest.
It's nature itself drawing with light, and the Japanese photographer uses the technique of time-lapse photography to catch this poetry for the eyes created by the fireflies, called genji botaru in Japanese or Lampyridae if you use their scientific name.
Artistic recognition is not a priority for Tsuneaki. His main intent is to encourage respect for nature. The photographer follows the laws implemented by the Japanese government to protect fireflies. The number one rule: to shoot without flash.
Love for the natural world is a guiding force of his work that he desires to share: "When I feel the splendor and mystery of nature, I am glad to have everyone share that feeling".
Photos via 500px.com/minoltan