Hoary Elfin in Whiting NJ

Hoary Elfin
Whiting WMA
Ocean County NJ
May 2022

With an approximate wingspan of 1” these tiny Spring butterflies are quite a challenge to fill the frame with.

Read more about the Hoary Elfin – https://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/hoary_elfin.html

Hollowed Tree at Jonathan’s Woods

Hollowed Tree
Jonathan’s Woods
Denville NJ

A wide angle and intimate shot near Hog Pen seemed to “animate the emotions” of this tree to me.

What do you see?

Tokina 20mm + Sony A7R3

Heislerville Before The Storm, Part I

Before The Storm, Part I

Before The Storm, Part I

Heislerville WMA
Cumberland County NJ
October 2021

The stark dead trees along Thompson Beach Road contrasted strongly with the late morning sky.

Read more about Heislerville WMA – https://njaudubon.org/wp-content/wildlife/DelawareBayshoreTrails/Sites/tabid/440/Scope/site/Guide/DELBAYSH/Site/25/Default.html

Clouds over Hyper Humus Marsh

Clouds over Hyper Humus Marsh
Paulinskill WMA
Lafayette, NJ
September 2021

I’ve been waiting for a dynamic sky to photograph this isolated limestone boulder for at least 2 years. I liked how the small clouds on the left and right sides of the frame lit up a little from sunlight for this frame.

Visit Hyper Humus Marsh – https://goo.gl/maps/bVWXZoorcVs2XunZ7

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.

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.

American Lady on Butterfly Bush at The Celery Farm Nature Preserve

American Lady on Butterfly Bush
Celery Farm Nature Preserve
Allendale, New Jersey

Preparation met opportunity when this American Lady butterfly allowed for wide angle imaging in front of a picturesque background.

Visit The Celery Farm – https://www.fykenature.org/celeryfarm.php

Canon 11-22mm EF-M + Canon M5

American Snout on Pepperbush at Double Trouble State Park

American Snout on Pepperbush

Double Trouble State Park

Ocean County NJ

July 2021

I did not expect to stumble across this uncommon butterfly while walking near the Cedar Creek!

Learn more about the American Snout butterfly – https://www.naba.org/chapters/nabanj/butterflies/american_snout.html

Great Egret on the Beaver Brook

Great Egret on the Beaver Brook
Jonathan’s Woods
Morris County NJ
June 2021

On a recent June morning 2 egrets as a Great Blue Heron were active near the beaver dam. The pile of feathers at the egret’s feet are a result of preening.