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Posing non-breeding male Tyrannidae Pyrocephalus rubinus Vermilion Flycatcher St Marks National Wildlife Refuge Florida Americana Collection

Vermilion Flycatcher – Americana Collection

 

More commonly found in the southwestern deserts of the United States, this non-breeding male Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus has taken up residence near the East River Pool of the Saint Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf Coast of Florida.


camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 400mm f/2.8G IF-ED with Nikon AF-S TC14E III
effective focal length: 820mm | support: monopod
exposure: f/8 – 1/2000 – ISO 500

Verified Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae Theaceae Camellia japonica Jefferson County Monticello Florida Americana Collection

Cloudless Sulphur – Americana Collection

My first submission to the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project, this photograph of a Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae feeding on a Camellia japonica, has been verified and accepted. The sighting details page is available at butterfliesandmoths.org.

According to their web site, the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) project is an ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada. The BAMONA project is based upon work previously supported by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (1995-2003) and the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Program (2004-2011).


camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF Nikkor VR Zoom 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
focal length: 200mm | exposure: f/5.6 – 1/800 – ISO 500

Camouflage Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae Jefferson County Monticello Florida Americana Collection

Cloudless Sulphur – Americana Collection

How does a bright yellow Cloudless Sulphur Phoebis sennae hide in plain sight?

This butterfly sits on a similarly colored leaf in attempt to camouflage its location.


camera: Nikon D3 | lens: AF Nikkor VR Zoom 55-200mm f/4-5.6G IF-ED
focal length: 200mm | exposure: f/5.6 – 1/2500 – ISO 500