07-April-2011

Life and Death – Spring in New Jersery.

The Forsythia and Cherry Trees are in bloom. While walking in my back yard I found the carcass of a young deer near my garden. It probably died during the long and snowy winter.

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Forsythia Blooms. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Forsythia Blooms. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec)

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Cherry Tree in Bloom. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/3, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Cherry Tree in Bloom. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/3, 1/125 sec)

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Forsythia Bloom. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 10.7 mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec) (David J Mathre)
Forsythia Bloom. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 10.7 mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec)

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Forsythia Bloom. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec) (David J Mathre)
Forsythia Bloom. Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/50 sec)

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Winter Death. Young Deer Caracas. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/2.3 , 1/30 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Winter Death. Young Deer Caracas. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/2.3 , 1/30 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Winter Death. Young Deer Caracas. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/3 , 1/25 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Winter Death. Young Deer Caracas. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/3 , 1/25 sec). Image converted to B&W with Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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 (David J Mathre)

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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