01-April-2007

Spring Nature in New Jersey

While reviewing some images from 6 years ago today, I noticed a spider hiding in a daffodil bloom. It is always fun to go back and review old images – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sometimes to learn from previous mistakes, other times to discover things in the images that I missed. This is one reason that I don’t delete many images.

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Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

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Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)

29-March-2013

Spring in New Jersey

Some backyard images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and the new 80-400 mm VRII lens (with the FT1 adapter). The lens is much bigger than the camera, but still easy to use hand-held. The field of view (FOV) with this lens is equivalent to 216-1080 mm on a 35 mm (FX) DSLR. The base ISO for the Nikon 1 V2 is 160, and at the base ISO the image of the spring daffodil shows good colors and saturation. At an ISO of 1600, there is significant noise, and the colors and saturation are reduced as seen with the image of the Doe.

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Yellow Daffodil in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens with a FT1 adapter (ISO 160, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Field of view equivalent to 650 mm with a 35 mm sensor. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Daffodil in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens with a FT1 adapter (ISO 160, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Field of view equivalent to 650 mm with a 35 mm sensor. (David J Mathre)

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Scrawny Doe, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 310 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Scrawny Doe, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 310 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Field of view equivalent to 840 mm with a 35 mm sensor. (David J Mathre)

16-March-2013

Spring Flowers Caught in Late Winter Snow.

The spring flowers are having problems dealing with late winter snow and sleet. Although the snow is gone within a day, winter is not gone yet.

Late Winter Snow on Dafodill Bloom. Image taken with a D3s and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Late Winter Snow on Dafodill Bloom. Image taken with a D3s and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Late Winter Snow on Snow Drop Blooms. Image taken with a D3s and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Late Winter Snow on Snow Drop Blooms. Image taken with a D3s and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)

09-March-2013

Spring Flowers in the Snow.

Yet another late winter snow storm. The early spring flowers continue to try to find some sun.

Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/7.1, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/7.1, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 112 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 112 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 150 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 150 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec) (David J Mathre)