Six-Years Ago (27-November-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Talking Doe

I was testing the sharpness of the Nikon 600 mm f/4 lens coupled with a TC-E III 20 teleconverter (effective 1200 mm, f/8 aperture).

Talking Doe. Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens with a TC-EIII 2x teleconverter (ISO 1400, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Talking Doe. Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens with a TC-EIII 2x teleconverter (ISO 1400, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (22-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey 

The leaves on the Japanese maple tree have faded from bright red to brown. Yesterday, some birds found the newly renovated bird bath. They will have to wait until next spring for me to install the solar-powered fountain. The three inquisitive but wary does looked on as I was taking pictures of the statue on the bird bath. Now that it is hunting season, the deer know that they need to stay within 400 feet of a house in order to stay safe.

Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (14-October-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

The doe does like to eat acorns.

Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 235 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 235 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 224 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 224 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Sunday (09-December-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Young Doe in My Backyard

I took this image from my back deck using a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens connected using the FT1 adapter. With the smaller sensor size in the N1V1 the effective field of view (FOV) is equivalent to using a 1350 mm lens on a 35 mm FX sensor camera. This image is not cropped — almost too much magnification to have the whole deer in the frame. The lens was supported on a monopod, and VR was turned on to help stabilize the image. The mass on the lower part of the doe’s neck appears to be a deer fibroma, thought to be caused by a papilloma virus infection. I am seeing more of these abnormalities on the local herd of deer.

Young Doe in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens connected with a FT1 adapter (ISO 400, 1350 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Young Doe in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens connected with a FT1 adapter (ISO 400, 1350 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)