04-April-2013

Deer in My Backyard.

The deer right now are pretty scrawny, waiting for plants to start growing after winter. They don’t eat the daffodils, but will start going after shrubs and newly planted gardens. Image two was taken with a Nikon 1 V2 using FT1 adapter and the new 80-400 mm VRII lens. This was taken hand-held (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec), the FOV equivalent to an image taken with a 1080 mm lens on a FX (35 mm DSLR camera). This is the full image, not cropped. The third image of the same deer was taken with a Nikon D4 and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) using a tripod to stabilize the heavy lens. The image was cropped to show approximately the same view.

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Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4, and 600 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4, and 600 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)

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Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)

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Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4, and 600 mm VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4, and 600 mm VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)

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Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4, and 600 mm VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Deer in My Backyard, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4, and 600 mm VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)

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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