My Wheaton Wildlife Photos - Butterflies


This page shows some of the interesting things I have photographed, mostly in my neighborhood but in other places too:
 • Brookside Gardens,
 • Wheaton Regional Park, and
 • Sligo Creek Park).

Butterflies and Dragonflies

This page is mostly butterflies and dragonflies. You can click on each image to see a larger image.

Brookside Gardens is full of swallowtail butterflies.
This is a female Eastern Black Swallowtail.
female Eastern Black Swallowtail
This is a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
I took this one in 2012.
Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
In one of the gardens there was (2013) a series of water lilies
This one is a Blue Beauty with a Blue Dasher dragonfly.
Blue Dasher - Blue Beauty water lilly
This is another Blue Dasher taken
with my 300mm zoom lens.
Blue Dasher - Blue Beauty water lilly
This is a Monarch Butterfly taken in
Brookside Gardens Rose Garden
Monarch Butterlfly
This is a Silver Spotted Skipper
This is a small butterfly in Brookside Gardens.
Spotted Skipper Butterfly
I was in the right place at the right time to get this,
a male common whitetail dragonfly
White Tailed Dragonfly - male
Right next to the picture at the left I saw this one,
a female common whitetail dragonfly
White Tailed Dragonfly - female
This is a Great Spangled Fritillary
taken in Craig County, VA.
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This is another Great Spangled Fritillary
taken in Craig County, VA.
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A Great Spangled Fritillary
taken in Brookside Gardens, July 2014
This is a Great Spangled Fritillary Taken in Brookside Gardens
A Great Spangled Fritillary - Brookside Gardens, July 2014
note the long proboscis.
This is a Great Spangled Fritillary Taken in Brookside Gardens
Eastern Amberwing-Female, July 2014
Note the wing reflections on the leaf?
Eastern Amberwing-Female
Slaty Skimmer
Brookside Gardens July, 2014
Slaty Skimmer Brookside Gardens July, 2014
Blue Dasher eyes, July 2014 - Hey, you looking at me?
Blue-dasher-eyes
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, July 2014
Hummingbird Clearwing moth
Pearl Crescent Butterlfy
 
Pearl Crescent Butterlfy
Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar 7/14 - about 1" in length
seen on the Nature Center Driveway
Milkweed Tiger Moth caterpillar - about 1
Another Hummingbird Clearwing Moth - Notice the curled proboscis?
Another Hummingbird Moth - Notice the curled proboscus?
Another Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Another Common Whitetail Dragonfly
Male Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly
Male Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly
Female Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly
Female Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly
Silver Spotted Skipper Drinking
taken with a +1 dioper closeup lens
Silver Spotted Skipper Drinking
Monarch Butterfly up close
taken with a +1 dioper closeup lens
Monarch Butterfly up close
This is a Spicebush Swallowtail seen in
Brookside Gardens, August 2014
This is a Spicebush Swallowtail seen in Brookside Gardens, August 2014
This is a male Black Swallowtail seen in
Blue Mash park, August 2014
This is a Spicebush Swallowtail seen in Brookside Gardens, August 2014
Cabbage White taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014t
Cabbage White taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Cloudless Sulphur taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Cloudless Sulphur taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Common Buckeye taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Common Buckeye taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Northern Pearly-eye taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Northern Pearly-eye taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Pearl Crescent taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Pearl Crescent taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Monarch taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014
Monarch taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014

Hardware

All the photos here were taken either with my Nikon D40, or my Nikon D5300.

I have three and 1/2 lenses and accessories:

Nikon ViewNX2 or Capture NX-D were used to adjust the images taken in NEF (RAW) format; Photoshop Elements was used to tweak the images for sizing and labels.


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