Saturday (18-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Clouds at Dawn

I looked outside just after waking up to see the eastern sky starting to explode with colors. I ran outside with the first camera I could find with a wide-angle lens to capture the moment. The display didn’t last that long. I was so absorbed viewing the display, and taking pictures that I didn’t notice that an inquisitive young doe walked right up to me. When I finally noticed the deer, I think I was more startled than she was.

Colorful Clouds at Dawn Panorama. Composite of seven images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/4, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dawn Panorama. Composite of seven images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/4, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of three images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/6.4). (David J Mathre)
Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of three images taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/6.4). (David J Mathre)


Inquisitive Doe at Dawn. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/6 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive Doe at Dawn. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/6 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (12-November-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Afternoon Trolls and Nighttime Star Trails

Nisse out on a Mushroom jamboree. I have never seen this many out during the day before. Then star trails looking north.

Nisse out on a Mushroom jamboree. I have never seen this many out during the day before. Autumn nature in my backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Nisse out on a Mushroom jamboree. I have never seen this many out during the day before. Autumn nature in my backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 250 mm, f/5, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Startrails looking north. The north star isn't exactly due north. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)
Startrails looking north. The north star isn’t exactly due north. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (11-November-2016) — New Jersey

Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms after the election results were posted.

Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.2, 1/150 sec). (David J Mathre)
Nisse jailed for eating too many magic mushrooms. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.2, 1/150 sec). (David J Mathre)
Night sky, moon, star and jet trails looking south. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)
Night sky, moon, star and jet trails looking south. Composite of 110 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/8, 300 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (10-November-2017) — New Jersey

The statue for my bird bath is finally back in place. I tested the solar powered pump, but had to drain everything because of a hard freeze (16 °F/-9 °C) predicted for tonight. I don’t know if I will be able to use the bird bath again until next spring?

Bird bath statue. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/4, 1/900 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bird bath statue. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 16 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/4, 1/900 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (09-November-2006) — New Jersey

USPS 2006 X-Plane Express Mail Stamp (Canceled). I had never seen this stamp before. It was the postage on the express mail envelope that contained my renewed passport. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 mm macro lens (ISO 800, f/10, 1/60 sec, flash).

USPS 2006 X-Plane Express Mail Stamp (Canceled).Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 mm macro lens (ISO 800, f/10, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J Mathre)
USPS 2006 X-Plane Express Mail Stamp (Canceled).Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 mm macro lens (ISO 800, f/10, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J Mathre)

 

Wednesday (08-November-2017) — New Jersey

One of the backyard Nisse/Trolls out hunting for the elusive red mushroom. Only found in the autumn before the first frost. He claimed this one as a “Troll Stool”.

Troll hunting for the elusive red mushrooms. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 560, 28 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll hunting for the elusive red mushrooms. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 560, 28 mm, f/8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (08-November-2016) — New Jersey

Tipsy Nisse Viking Warior wanabe in the late afternoon sun asking the question “Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?” Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 320, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec).

But one has to ask the question — did he vote? One-year later he woke up wishing that it was all a dream…

Viking Nisse Wanabe asking the question "Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?" (David J Mathre)
Viking Nisse Wanabe asking the question “Do I eat the magic mushroom, or watch the election results tonight?” (David J Mathre)
Night sky looking south from my backyard. Composite of 100 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens  (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 300 sec) (David J Mathre)
Night sky looking south from my backyard. Composite of 100 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/8, 300 sec) (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (08-November-2014) — New Jersey

Colorful autumn leaves in my backyard. A target rich environment for a photo “walkabout”. Images were taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens or Leica T camera with a 23 mm f/2 lens.





Four-Years Ago (08-November-2013) — New Jersey

I had been hearing loud noises in my basement. When I went down to investigate, found this mutant giant camel cricket. I don’t know what it has been eating to get this big, and cause it to glow in the dark. Maybe the radon seeping up from the Reading Prong???

Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)


Seven-Years Ago (08-November-2010) — New Jersey

Macro images of three of the 2010 “America the Beautiful ” quarter coins. Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Yosemite National Park. All places you need to see in person.