Fire bugs, my own garden, Diessen, the Netherlands by Marta Demarteau

Picture Story

Have you ever seen how mesmerizing nature can be? It is even more obvious in black and white, almost hypnotizing. Fire bugs form a big colony of adults and juveniles, clinging on to each other. They were dwelling in my garden and were literally everywhere. I needed to tiptoe through my garden not to crush them! The juveniles can be as tiny as a pinhead, while the adults are quite bigger. The intricate patterns of the adults look like African wood masks. The juveniles really look like wearing a tailored suit with buttons and a bow tie. I took this image while I was recovering from possible covid-19 – tests were scarce in June 2020. It lifted my spirit to inspect my garden for interesting wildlife, even as small as fire bugs! Especially when the Sun came out, the fire bugs were sunbathing together, even on a statue of a garden gnome. June 9, 2020, Diessen, the Netherlands.

Hey Visitor
Did you know that now we offer a VIP membership? You can even select the currency you wish to pay with and even get priority on the images you send us. Take a look below to see what you can enjoy.

Benefits of VIP membership:
• Download 12 new issues of the magazine every year
• Download ALL back issues
• Upload and share up to 48 images per year via our monthly Photo Challenge
• Upload and share up to 24 images per year via our picture submission form
• Submission Priority – your submission goes to the front of the queue
• Fast Support – we aim to reply within 24 hours

Clare Disano • Editor

Subscribe to VIP

Please share this post:

About Author


Leave A Reply