Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Imperial Beach, San Diego, California


Continuing with our trip to San Diego to visit Jay and Ashley. Here are some photos from early Sunday morning (when we had the beach to ourselves):

American Golden Plover

Brown Pelican

Common Tern in Dive

Double Crested Cormorants

Herring Gull

Imperial Beach

Long Billed Curlew
Snowy Plover
Marbled Godwit

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge


Taking a break from my Butterfly series, I wanted to share some photos from California.

Our daughter Ashley and her hubby Jay moved from New Jersey to San Diego a couple months ago. So we spent a couple of days there over this past weekend. What a delightful trip! And in terms of my wildlife photography wonderfully successful. 

First about "the Trip." They live downtown in a beautifully appointed appartment complex, complete with two bar-b-que areas, swimming pool, weight room ..... Saturday morning we went to the San Diego Fish Market and picked up some Angel Shark and Halibut for dinner. Then over to the Farmer's Market in Little Italy for the side dishes. Jay and Ashley did all the cooking. I didn't have to wear my Chef's Hat (Toque) at all. What a great meal! The shark was perfect and with a peach and avocado salsa was the highlight.

We spent Friday afternoon at Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge and Sunday at the adjacent oceanfront beach. Today I'll show some photos from the Refuge:

Little Blue Heron

Snowy Egret

Willet

Little Blue Heron

Long Billed Curlew

Willet



Sunday, September 15, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos - Part XI



Here are more of my favorite butterfly photos:


Owl Butterfly

Pearly Marble

Pipevine Swallowtail

Pipevine Swallowtail

Postman Heliconian

Postman Heliconian

Postman

Queen Butterfly

Queen Owl Butterfly

Red Banded Pereute

Friday, September 13, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos - Part VIII


More of my favorite butterfly photos:

Malachite

Mimosa Yellow

Monarch

Mother of Pearl

Nabokov's Satyr

Narrow Green Banded Swallowtail

New Lacewing

One Spot Shoemaker

Orange Lacewing

Orange Sulphur (female)




Wednesday, September 11, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos - Part VII



Continuing with my favorite butterfly photos:

Gulf Fritillary

Hummingbird Moth

Indian Dead Leaf

Indonesian Batwing

Indra Swallowtail

Julia Longwing

Krishna Peacock

Lemon Migrant

Leopard Lacewing

Lurcher

Monday, September 9, 2019

My Best Butterfly Photos: Part VI



Continuing on with my favorite butterfly photos:

Giant Swallowtail

Gladiator

Golden Banded Skipper

Golden Birdwing

Golden Lacewing

Great Southern White

Green Banded Swallowtail

Green Spotted Triangle

Green Triangle

Grey Pansy