Summertime Nature in New Jersey. Sourland Mountain Preserve.
Bumblebee with Orange Pollen saddlebags on yellow ragweed flowers. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera + FT1 + 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 500, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). [FOV Equivalent to ~ 810 mm on a 35 mm image sensor].
Black Swallowtail Butterfly with Tattered Wings on a Joe-Pye Weed in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 Camera FT1 Adapter, and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 195 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec).
Most of the butterflies yesterday had tattered and damaged wings. I haven’t seen praying mantis yet, so birds?