Monday (03-December-2012) — New Jersey

Late Fall Backyard Nature in New Jersey: Deer

The deer are very skittish right now, between rutting season and hunting season. There were a few does in the backyard late Sunday afternoon. As soon as I got out onto the back deck to try to get some images, there was a series of shotgun blasts in the distance. White tail up and the deer quickly took off. I thought that hunting wasn’t permitted on Sundays for those of us that like to go walking in the woods.

I processed the raw image with a trial version of Capture One Pro 7, and then converted it using Nik Silver Efex Pro. The new version of Capture One is going to take some getting used too — some new features, but also some idiosyncrasies that will take some time to understand.

Late Fall Doe. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Late Fall Doe. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Late Fall Doe. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Late Fall Doe. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7 and Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)

07-October-2011

Doe Portrait Session. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

When I got home from work, I noticed a couple of young deer in the back yard. I quickly went in and picked up the camera with the 600 mm telephoto lens that I used last night for the moon. I didn’t have time to set up a tripod or find the monopod, so these images are hand-held. One does not hand-hold this lens for very long. I forgot that the TC-E III 20 teleconverter, so 1200 mm.

Doe Portrait Session.  Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverer (ISO 1000, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe Portrait Session. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverer (ISO 1000, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

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Doe Portrait Session.  Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverer (ISO 560, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe Portrait Session. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverer (ISO 560, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

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