Sunday (18-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

During the night we got 5-6 inches of heavy snow. First some pictures of the snow, including a 360 degree panorama (and the corresponding Little Planet views). I then spent most of the day helping boiling down Maple sap to make Maple syrup. The time-lapse video of the operation will come later when I get a chance to view and process the 6k+ images. The Turkey Vultures were in my neighbors tree waiting for a deer to be hit by a car.

Snowy Backyard Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Inverse Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Inverse Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Snowy Backyard Little Planet Panorama. Composite of 22 images taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm wide-angle zoom lens (ISO 200, 15 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide-show are available here.




Individual images from the slide-show are available here.

Tuesday (13-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

The Turkey Vultures keep getting closer. There were nearly 40 in my neighbor’s yard and trees before I went out to take some pictures.

Two Turkey Vultures in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Two Turkey Vultures in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture in the Late Afternoon Sun. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 280, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Seven-Years Ago (30-December-2010) — Argentina

Gone to See Patagonia 2010/11. Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 4: Estancia Helsingfors.

This was our first full day at Estancia Helsingfors. I am adding some images taken that day. And I still have many more to share.

Gaucho Crossing Stream Near Lago Viedma at Estancia Helsingfors in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 28-120 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Gaucho Crossing Stream Near Lago Viedma at Estancia Helsingfors in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 28-120 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J. Mathre)





Six-Years Ago (27-December-2011) — Florida

December Road Trip to Florida in 2011: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Birds (American Avocet, Great Egret, Wood Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, and an unknown bird) and Reptiles (Rat Snake, Turtle, and Alligator) along Black Point Wildlife Drive or Biolab Road in the National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator with its Jaw Wide Open. Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida Space Coast. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alligator with its Jaw Wide Open. Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida Space Coast. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)