Yellow-crowned Night-heron Juvenile

Yellow-crowned Night-heron Juvenile
The portrait of this juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-heron was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at Big John’s Pond. This picture of this Yellow-crowned Night-heron was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.

American Goldfinch Female

American Goldfinch
The picture of this female American Goldfinch with yellow flowers was taken at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge near the vistor’s Center in Queens, New York on a hot summer day. This American Goldfinch was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.

Painted Lady Butterfly

Painted Lady Butterfly
The picture of this pretty Painted Lady Butterfly (Vanessa cardui) which is a typical brushfoot was taken at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York. The picture of this Painted Lady Butterfly was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm Macro lens.

Silver-spotted Skipper

Silver-spotted Skipper Butterfly

Silver-spotted Skipper

On the Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus), the wings are brown-black; hindwing is lobed. Forewing has transparent gold spots; underside of hindwing has a metallic silver band.
The Silver-spotted Skipper has a wing span of 1 3/4 – 2 5/8 inches (4.5 – 6.7 cm). The photograph of this Silver-spotted Skipper was taken at the Stuyvesant Cove Park on the East River in lower Manhattan with the Canon 5D Mark III with the Canon 100mm Macro lens.