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)

Three-Years Ago (08-November-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Leaves

Colorful autumn leaves in my backyard. A target rich environment for a photo “walkabout”. Images were taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens or Leica T camera with a 23 mm f/2 lens.

Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)




Two-Years Ago (07-November-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Fall Leaves

Lots of leaves every fall, and a broken statue lying on the ground.

Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)


One-Year Ago (04-November-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Red Leaves, Moon, and Star Trails

Bright red autumn colors with some bokeh at sunrise. Japanese Maple leaves before they drop. Tree was almost killed by wild grape and poison ivy vines a few years ago, but since they were removed the tree has recovered. Image taken with a Nikon DF camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec).

This was one of the first shots with my repaired Nikon DF camera. The shutter buckled when I was in Antarctica with less than 100K images. Unfortunately, the camera was out of warranty so I didn’t send it in for repair for a long time.

Bright red Japanese Maple leaves. Autumn backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon DF camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bright red Japanese Maple leaves. Autumn backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon DF camera and 300 mm f/4 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Composite of the waxing crescent moon (~20%). Images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC.


 

Night sky with jet and star trails. Composite of 120 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec). Images processed with Capture One Pro, and Photoshop CC (scripts/statistics/maximum).

Night sky and star trails looking south. Composite of 120 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec) (David J Mathre)
Night sky and star trails looking south. Composite of 120 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 14 mm, f/5.6, 120 sec) (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (02-November-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Fall Colors

Intense red Japanese maple leaves before they fall off the tree. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

Fall Maple Leaves. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Fall Maple Leaves. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (08-November-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Maple Leaf – Outdoor Autumn Nature. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.8, 1/2900 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (07-November-2015) — New Jersey

Wrought iron bench covered with fallen Japanese maple leaves. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec).

Red malple leaves on a bench. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)
Red malple leaves on a bench. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

Fountain-head for my bird bath laying on the ground with fallen Japanese maple leaves. I think the local bear knocked it over the previous night. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec).

Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)