Tuesday (10-October-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

Although the growing season is winding down, there are still a lot of viable flowers in bloom.

Autumn flowers in my garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/420 sec). (David J Mathre)
Autumn flowers in my garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/420 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Red Dahlia Bloom. Autumn flowers in my garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/140 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red Dahlia Bloom. Autumn flowers in my garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/140 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Pink Dahlia Bloom. Autumn flowers in my garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pink Dahlia Bloom. Autumn flowers in my garden. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (08-October-2016) — New Jersey.

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

While cutting up some cardboard for recycling, I felt something go by my feed. At first I thought it was a rat, but then saw it was a big fat toad. Once I realized what it was, I went and got the first camera I could find to take its picture. The toad was probably looking for a warm space in my garage to spend the winter. I wonder how many crickets it had to eat to get this big???

Toad trying to get into my garage. Fall Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 800, 60 mm, f/5, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)
Toad trying to get into my garage. Fall Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 800, 60 mm, f/5, 1/60 sec) + popup flash. (David J Mathre)

Saturday (07-October-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

For the last few days, I have been seeing Monarch Butterflies in my wildflower garden/meadow. They seem to like the marigold flowers. I don’t have any milkweed left (too late in the season).

Monarch Butterfly on a Marigold Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 12800, 400 mm, f/13, 1/1800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Monarch Butterfly on a Marigold Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS telephoto zoom lens (ISO 12800, 400 mm, f/13, 1/1800 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Monarch Butterfly on a Marigold Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Monarch Butterfly on a Marigold Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (04-October-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

A Painted Lady butterfly on a yellow flower in my garden. I also saw a Monarch butterfly, but it didn’t stay still long enough to have its picture taken.

Painted Lady Butterfly on a Yellow Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Painted Lady Butterfly on a Yellow Flower. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)