I am finally starting to see some monarchs! I’m glad. I took hundreds this week, many flying in the air with their wings in various states of flap. Fun stuff. Yesterday I spent the final late afternoon of August at the a Rutger’s extension photographing some of the gardens and some butterflies. I’ll post more of those in the coming days.
Yesterday was a fabulous weather day in central, NJ. Today was also great up until about 3 p.m. Both days I spent a few hours photographing butterflies. Here are a few favorites from today.
It’s that time of year when I’m out at least every weekend in search for butterflies and other interesting things to photograph. The weather has been very hot, so I only stay out for an hour or two before I stop. I took this photo in a field of cone flowers in central New Jersey. In the coming days/weeks I’ll be posting more.
Soon I’ll be offering for sale my Nikon D80 body. Watch for it, if you’re interested.
I spent a couple hours for the past three afternoon taking butterfly picture. While have many that are very pretty, this one was pure good timing!
I took this photo at Colonia Park in Franklin Park, NJ on September 1st. I just happened to focus and hit the shutter just as the butterfly took off. This is one of my favorites from the season, and I plan on posting more. I’m also thinking about putting together a 2013 calendar of butterfly pictures. If I can find something reasonable, I may try to offer it through my website. We’ll see.
There is something about photographing butterflies that I find incredibly soothing. At times it’s a waiting game, or disappointing when none are around, but year after year I find myself looking forward to it. I was so glad when I spotted this guy yesterday. He’s a colorful beauty.
Finally, the butterflies are flying! I took these pictures this past Friday.