Five-Years Ago (09-March-2012) — New Jersey

Pictures of a squirrel in my backyard after finding a nut. The images were taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens. I prefer the squirrels outside rather than doing damage in my attic. I’ve put up flashing lights and ultrasonic noisemakers in my attic to try keeping them outside.

Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 450, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 450, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 500, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 500, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (09-March-2008) — Colorado

One of the things that I loved when working part time in Boulder was the chance to go to Rocky Mountain National park nearly every weekend. Several of the roads on the east side of the park are kept open year round. The following are some images I took of the landscape and the animals in the park.

Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)