Photographer Regina Geoghan, a frequent contributor to this blog, recently wrote a post for wildnewjersey.tv about photographing butterfluies at DeKorte Park.
Here’s a sample:
“Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, a bright spot of orange appears and my heart starts to beat a little faster. YES – a butterfly!!! A Monarch? – No – a Viceroy. It lights on the butterfly bush near me and I edge closer and begin my daily dance. As it flits and flutters from one blossom and one plant to the next, I follow back and forth, until it stops long enough and poses for me to snap the shutter – again – and once more to get a photograph of the Viceroy set against the bright blue sky.
“It is, for me, a record of a magical moment of beauty in this day. Soon after, those same bushes are alive with movement as dozens of Skipper butterflies of all sizes and several Clear-winged Moths jostle with each other for a prime flower. Two Black Swallowtails fly in to join the club, and an hour later just as I must leave, an American Lady makes an appearance.”
The entire post is here.