Rainbow Over Hyper Humus Marsh

Rainbow Over Hyper Humus Marsh
Lafayette NJ
September 2021

A large vivid rainbow (and a partially visible double rainbow) appeared in between showers this morning. The vivid colors dissipated just as quickly as they had appeared.

Canon EOS M5 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Eastern Box Turtle in Northern New Jersey

Eastern Box Turtle
Ringwood NJ
September 2021

The best way to “capture” wildlife is to snap a picture, do not bring animals indoors or home with you. Removing wildlife even temporarily from their habitat can impair their survival skills.

Northern Walkingstick in NJ

Northern Walkingstick
Appalachian Trail
Blairstown NJ
September 2021

More info on the Northern Walkingstick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_walkingstick

Red Admiral Butterfly at Washington Valley Park NJ

Red Admiral butterfly on Tree Trunk
Washington Valley Park
Somerset County NJ
August 2021

Taken with wide angle lens the goal of this capture was to isolate the perched butterfly set against the forested green background.

Pileated Woodpecker Pair in Denville NJ

Pileated Woodpecker Pair
Denville NJ
September 2021

On a recent morning walk around the block in Lake Arrowhead I came across Mr & Mrs Woodpecker spiraling their ways around the base of a tree. In my experience, Pileateds may tolerate a close approach by a stealthy photographer.

This was a challenging shot in order to freeze the action of two moving birds in the shade. This lucky exposure occurred at 1/60th of a second which is a chance occurrence for handholding a telephoto lens.

Cell phone video of these Pileated Woodpeckers can be seen here – https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/1983099445196194

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
July 2021

On a steamy July morning fog lingered on the peaks of Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Chester Twp NJ

Tiger Swallowtail on Joe-pye Weed
Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center
August 2021

Learn more about Joe-pye Weed – https://www.thespruce.com/joe-pye-weed-eupatorium-purpureum-1402848

Visit the Kay Environmental Center – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/elizabeth-d-kay-environmental-center/

Common Wood Nymph butterfly in NJ

Common Wood Nymph butterfly
Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center
Chester Twp NJ
August 2021

My experience with Common Wood Nymphs is that they are rarely approachable and flighty. This individual an exception as I was able to get quite close for photographs.

More info on the Common Wood Nymph – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_wood-nymph

Visit the Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/elizabeth-d-kay-environmental-center/

Eastern Amberwing dragonfly in Chester NJ

Eastern Amberwing in Obelisk Position
Chester, New Jersey
July 2021

How do dragonflies prevent overheating you asked? Here is that answer – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk_posture

Canon EF-M 11-22mm + EOS-M5 mirrorless camera