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

Western Pondhawks

Male Western Pondhawk by Allan J Jones Photography
Male Western Pondhawk

Female Western Pondhawk by Allan J Jones Photography
Female Western Pondhawk

I have been paying more attention to all the dragonflies and damselflies down at Capitol Lake (where I often walk). There are so many different varieties of these little critters … if you aren’t paying attention, they just all blur into a single amorphous category of “bugs”. In order to identify the photos, I’ve had to purchase some nature guides … bug books.

I like trying to track down the species… and I think I have these locked in … but if anyone disagrees with my identification, please let me know. I’m interested in accuracy, and my college studies were in geology, chemistry and math. not much help there in id-ing bugs.

Male
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Zeiss Milvus 135mm
ISO 400    1/500 sec    f/11

Female
Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 105mm Macro
ISO 200    1/320 sec    f/9

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