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
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.
Appalachian Trail Blairstown NJ September 2021
More info on the Northern Walkingstick –
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
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 –
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.
Peck’s Skipper on Joe Pye Weed
Lake Ames Rockaway Twp, NJ August 2021
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Tiger Swallowtail on Joe-pye Weed
Elizabeth D. Kay Environmental Center August 2021
Learn more about Joe-pye Weed –
Visit the Kay Environmental Center –
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 –
Visit the Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center –
Eastern Amberwing in Obelisk Position
Chester, New Jersey July 2021
How do dragonflies prevent overheating you asked? Here is that answer –
Canon EF-M 11-22mm + EOS-M5 mirrorless camera