Sunday, June 9, 2013

Garden in the Woods Butterflies, Damselflies and Dragonflies

Spicebush Swallowtail

Poppy Mallow

 Ebony Jewelwing

California Poppy

Cabbage White

Mountain Laurel variety #1

Eastern Forktail (immature female)

Solomon's Seal

Skimming Bluet

Twelve-Spotted Skimmer

Peck's Skipper

American Lady

Mountain Laurel variety #2

Fragile Forktail (male)


Mountain Laurel variety #3


  1. The Mountain Laurel is awesome, I'm just beginning to try to get control with how much depth of field I get with flowers. I try to shoot with at least f/11 for racemes, so that at least I get most of them in focus. The tricky part is when it gets windy; then I have to raise the ISO to at least be able to get to f/11. Otherwise, I have to conform to a shallow DOF. Are you shooting automatic, or are using Aperture priority? The Mountain Laurels came out very nice.

    1. I use Aperture. I think my F stop is usually lower than 11. It was windy, but I tried to wait and snap between the gusts.