Saturday (28-October-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature

The Monarch butterflies are still here. It is getting colder every night, and is a very long way to migrate to Mexico to hibernate for the winter. The slide show contains 12 images.

Monarch Butterfly on an Orange Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec) (David J Mathre)
Monarch Butterfly on an Orange Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec) (David J Mathre)

 


Four-Years Ago (28-October-2013) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Mutant House Pet

Macro image of a Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) found wandering in my house. This one must have been breathing radon in the basement 😉 . Too bad it didn’t come out for Halloween.

Autumn Indoor Nature in New Jersey. Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede (Not a Silverfish). Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture NX2, NIK Color Efex 3, Photoshop CC, and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)
Autumn Indoor Nature in New Jersey. Scutigera coleoptrata House Centipede (Not a Silverfish). Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture NX2, NIK Color Efex 3, Photoshop CC, and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)

Friday (27-October-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature

The Monarch butterflies are still here. This one was looking for a late afternoon meal in my wildflower garden. It is really late for them to be migrating to Mexico. Last night it got close to freezing so the Monarch butterflies are not going to be able to survive much longer. Was there an extra late brood of Monarch butterflies this year, that don’t know to migrate. There really isn’t any milkweed left, so I don’t know if they can still lay eggs so the caterpillars will find milkweed next spring. I’m glad there are still a few flowers in my garden, but they aren’t going to last much longer.

Monarch Butterfly working a late autumn wildflower. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Monarch Butterfly working a late autumn wildflower. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Monarch Butterfly working a late autumn wildflower. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 900, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Monarch Butterfly working a late autumn wildflower. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 900, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)