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This page shows some of the interesting things I have photographed, mostly in my old neighborhood, but in other places too.


Butterflies and Dragonflies

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

female Eastern Black Swallowtail

Brookside Gardens is full of swallowtail butterflies.
This is a female Eastern Black Swallowtail.

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

This is a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.
I took this one in 2012.

Blue Dasher - Blue Beauty water lilly

This is a Blue Beauty Lillypad with a Blue Dasher dragonfly.

Blue Dasher - Blue Beauty water lilly

This is another Blue Dasher taken with my 300mm zoom.

Monarch Butterlfly

This is a Monarch Butterfly taken in
Brookside Gardens Rose Garden

Spotted Skipper Butterfly

This is a Silver Spotted Skipper
This is a small butterfly in Brookside Gardens.

White Tailed Dragonfly - male

I was in the right place at the right time to get this,
a male common whitetail dragonfly

White Tailed Dragonfly - female

Right next to the picture at the left I saw this one,
a female common whitetail dragonfly

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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.

This is a Great Spangled Fritillary Taken in Brookside Gardens

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Brookside Gardens.

This is a Great Spangled Fritillary Taken in Brookside Gardens

A Great Spangled Fritillary in Brookside Garden.

Eastern Amberwing-Female

Eastern Amberwing-Female, July 2014
Note the wing reflections on the leaf?

Slaty Skimmer Brookside Gardens July, 2014

Slaty Skimmer
Brookside Gardens July, 2014

Blue-dasher-eyes

Blue Dasher eyes, - Hey, you looking at me?

Hummingbird Clearwing moth

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, July 2014

Pearl Crescent Butterlfy

Pearl Crescent Butterlfy

Milkweed Tiger Moth caterpillar - about 1 inch  in length

Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar 7/14
seen on the Nature Center Driveway

Another Hummingbird Moth - Notice the curled proboscus?

Another Hummingbird Clearwing Moth - Notice the curled proboscis?

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

Silver Spotted Skipper Drinking
taken with a +1 dioper closeup lens

Monarch Butterfly up close

Monarch Butterfly up close
taken with a +1 dioper closeup lens

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 Spicebush Swallowtail seen in Brookside Gardens, August 2014

This is a male Black Swallowtail seen in
Blue Mash park, August 2014

Cabbage White taken at Blue Mash Park, August 2014

Cabbage White taken at
Blue Mash Park, August 2014t

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:

  • A Nikon 18-135mm Zoom (which came with the camera)
  • A Sigma 70-300mm Zoom
  • A Sigma 150-500mm Zoom
  • A Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter (not really a lens so it gets 1/2 billing!
  • A set of Hoya Close-up lenses (+1, +2, +4 diopers)

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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