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/

Winter’s Dawn at Liberty Marsh

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Winter’s Dawn at Liberty Marsh
 
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge NY/NJ
 
I liked the sky transition from clear to clouded with hues of blues and pinks on this January morning. My feet were planted in Pine Island (Orange County NY) and the view is towards Wanted (Sussex County NJ).
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Winter at Egberts Lake

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Winter at Egberts Lake
 
Rockaway Township (Marcella), Morris County NJ
 
View images of the now-demolished cottages of Egberts Lake – http://abnf.co/NJ-egbert_lake.htm
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Winter at Deerhaven Lake

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Winter at Deerhaven Lake
 
Morris County, NJ
 
A quick snap taken during the recent snow squall.
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Canty Lake and Casino in Fog

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Canty Lake and Casino in Fog
 
Silas Condict County Park, Kinnelon NJ
 
Silas Condict is a great area for outdoor photography. The parking area is a very short walk from Canty Lake or you can take a nice circular scenic hike on the White Trail.
 
 
Canon EOS M50 mirrorless camera + EFM 11-22mm lens

December Evening on the Upper Delaware

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December Evening on the Upper Delaware
 
Deerpark, NY
 
Photo taken from the Hawk’s Nest scenic drive after looking for winter eagles around Mongaup NY.
 
 
Eagle viewing locations along the Upper Delaware River – https://delawarehighlands.org/eagles/eagle-watching/map/

Crabapples in Winter

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Crabapples in Winter
 
Kincaid Woods, Boonton Twp NJ
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Blue Trail Overlook in December

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Blue Trail Overlook in December
 
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area
Morris County, NJ
 
Taken earlier this week. I local and younger Kinnelon hiker was heading up for the view just after I arrived. We had a friendly discourse of the pros and cons of social media after he snapped a shot of me taking this shot.
 
 
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 11-22mm lens

December Snowfall on Cook’s Pond

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December Snowfall on Cook’s Pond
 
Denville Township, New Jersey
 
Taken during last week’s snowfall. I used the pop-up flash on my Canon camera to freeze a few nearby snowflakes as they fell.
 
Canon EOS M50 + EF-M 11-22mm IS lens

December Morning at Lake Arrowhead

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December Morning at Lake Arrowhead
 
Denville, New Jersey
 
A quick snapshot on my way to refill the bird feeder this morning. Using the back of my camera and the histogram I set a manual exposure to capture the sky detail. The foreground of the image required some subsequent post-processing brightening to round out the scene.
 
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm IS lens