New 2016 photos here

2015 Firefly Photos


How to take Pictures of Fireflies PDF 2016 version (the verbage is pretty bad- i am more focused here on learning a page layout program called Scribus)

How to take Pictures of Fireflies in Flight - written after 2009 using a Canon G7


Firefly 2013 -SmugMug

Firefly 2013 - Flickr


Firefly 2012 - Canon G12 - link to Smugmug gallery

Firefly 2011 - DSLR - these are pretty good but I went back to the high end compact in 2012

Firefly 2007-2009 - 1280 pixels (single page - scroll down)

Code Blog- Autocad - VBA - Excel - Autocad Graphing Calculator


Seeing in the Dark - Paleolithic Cave Art - This was my last paper I did for an undergraduate degree. Just a freshman humanities class, but I tried to give it some structure worthy of the momentous subject. With photos and quotes from two leading cave archeologists and one of my favorite authors, Joseph Campbell.

Evansville Zoo - Early Newspaper clippings - My great-uncle Clem Kevekordes was the first superintendent of the Evansville Zoo from the beginning until about 1936. Here are some newspaper clippings from his personal scrapbook

Who is Straka? - "S" by Doug Dorst is a fiction published October 2013 that is based partly on the B. Traven identity mystery. I list a few parallels.


More Straka - a short essay on the book Ship of Theseus by Doug Dorst - Ulysses, Perceval and S - Joseph Campbell's "Creative Mythology" an influence in Ship of Theseus?




Family Photo Albums

Priest Family 1

Priest Family 2

Priest Family 3

Ptiest Family 4

Priest Family 5

Priest Family 6

Old Family Website Mirror - 1999-2003 family website, old family pics (and some old vbscript only works on MS Explorer) includes the famous technicolor snail

Firefly Photography - older stuff

Flickr (fireflies, flowers, bugs, sunsets, babies)

Photo Gallery on SmugMug



The answer is creativity. When you are in the creative flow, you are as close as you can be to the source of existence. Creativity is your birthright. The universe is infinite in all directions. Follow your natural impulses. Don't blame the past. Don't be violent against your fellow creatures. Their source is the same as yours. You have control and you have free will. You may not be able to flap your arms and fly to the moon, but you have options and abilities. You can believe you are helpless and act that out, you have the free will to do that, or you can pay attention to your impulses and bring something in to the world nobody else can, starting from where you are now.

Nothing depends on the internet. The internet nation is not working very well. Civilization has not figured out how use the internet. There needs to be a decoupling from constant-on media. Maybe it will start out with retreats, or internet vacations. We are still dependent on the functioning of the tiniest green leaf to eat, to breathe. We are dependent on water falling from the sky to drink. The craziness of modern life can only be solved by a return to nature and a recognition that we have never not been dependent on the natural world. When you are troubled, surround yourself in the natural world.


U-Haul Firefly Website Uhaul Trailer used a picture of mine to create a graphic (by artist Steve King) that is on the side of 1900 trucks. Ted talk -Sara Lewis - The loves and lies of fireflies




Terry Priest

Stalking the wild firefly
You have permission to print for personal use. I would go to smugmug and print from there. I always enjoy and always respond to emails. I grant free use most of the time, especially for academic, educational, non-profit. For any commercial purpose please ask.

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In addition, I have tagged my entire Flickr stream Creative Commons

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