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.

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/

Painted Turtles at The Celery Farm Nature Preserve

Painted Turtles
Celery Farm Nature Preserve
Allendale New Jersey
August 2021

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

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