Great Spangled Fritillary

Great Spangled Fritillary 1

I saw this butterfly landing on yarrow up at Camp Handy while out backpacking in the Olympic National Forest. Was glad it stayed around long enough for a photo or two. (confession: I had to look up the identification in a book on my return home)

Great Spangled Fritillary 2



Nice to have an occasional butterfly along the trail. Even nicer when they stay put long enough that you can get your exposure set.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
  • ISO 800 1/550 sec f/9.0

Western Swallowtail

Western Swallowtail

It took a while to wait for this butterfly to land where its wings were open facing me. I figured it was a little camera shy.

  • Camera: Nikon D850
  • Lens: Nikkor 300mm f/4
  • ISO 400 1/400 sec f/10

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