Twelve-spotted Skimmer

Twelve-spotted Skimmer

One of the drawbacks of being a bug is that people tend to lump you into groups. For instance, many folks would look at this insect and say it’s a ‘dragonfly’. While a Twelve-spotted skimmer is a type of dragonfly, it’s sorta like seeing a golden-crowned sparrow and just saying ‘it’s a sparrow’. True, but that falls short … not as bad as just calling it a bug or an insect, but still.

Fritillary

Fritillary

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

Sunflower and Bee

Sunflower and Bee

One of the local farm stands had a selection of plants and as I was looking at this sunflower, a bee came up and posed for me.

  • Camera: Fujifilm GFX 50R with 63mm lens
  • ISO 400 1/60th sec f/11

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

Spider on Post

Spider on Post by Allan J Jones Photography
Spider on Post

While waiting for fish to jump at Tumwater Falls Park, there was this spider crawling along a fence post. I liked the grain of the wood against the blurred background with the spider between.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 1000    1/250 sec    f/5.6

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