Today (08-March-2017) — New Jersey

It has been a while since I have seen many deer. They are waiting for the grass and shrubs to get greener. I have seen evidence that they have been nibbling on my daffodils, my rhododendron, and my yucca plants. Several female deer (does) walked through my backyard this afternoon. One doe has an injury on her thigh (hunted, or car — but got away). She didn’t seem to be limping.

Pair of does in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of does in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh, with an itch. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh, with an itch. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (08-March-2008) — Colorado

I must have been bored, so did some autofocus testing with some of my lenses. The goal was to see which lens was able to focus on Alexander Hamilton, and provide a sharp enough image to make out the microprint security feature on his shoulder. All of the images were taken with a Nikon D300 camera. The lenses used include a 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro, 200 mm f/2 VR, 300 mm f/2.8 VR, 400 mm f/2.8, and 200-400 mm f/4 VR.

Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/4, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/4, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alexander Hamilton. Autofocus test. Can you find the microprint? Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)