Ten-Years Ago (22-November-2007) — Hawaii

Hawaii Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan: Day 5

While we were out on our morning photography composition lesson, I found this black volcanic rock with yellow-green sparkles. I brought it back to the lodge where I had a macro lens, and spent the afternoon trying to get some pictures of the crystals. Later on I discovered that the crystals were a semi-precious gem known as Peridot (Pele’s Tears).

Peridot Crystals (Pele's Tears). Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/22, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J Mathre)
Peridot Crystals (Pele’s Tears). Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/22, 1/60 sec, flash). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (15-November-2012) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey

Be not afraid. These guys eat other insects and spiders. They are very fast, and are not normally out during the day.

House pet (Scutigera Coleoptrata) hunting for a meal. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Nikon D3 + 105 mm f/2.8G VR macro + SB-700 flash (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
House pet (Scutigera Coleoptrata) hunting for a meal. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Nikon D3 + 105 mm f/2.8G VR macro + SB-700 flash (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (14-November-2017) — New Jersey

Indoor Succulent Plant with Tiny Red Flowers

This is the second one of my indoor succulent plants to send up a shoot with tiny red flowers. I think the succulent may be some type of Sempervivum (Hen & Chicks). I have been told that once a Hen blooms, that it will die, and the Chicks will take over.  In addition to the image of the full plant, I have blown up (cropped) the image for a closer view of the flowers. I will try to do some macro images of the small flowers.

Succulent plant with a stalk and small red flowers. [Semlpervivum, Hen & Chicks?] Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Succulent plant with a stalk and small red flowers. [Semlpervivum, Hen & Chicks?] Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Succulent plant with a stalk and small red flowers. [Semlpervivum, Hen & Chicks?] Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Succulent plant with a stalk and small red flowers. [Semlpervivum, Hen & Chicks?] Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Succulent plant with a stalk and small red flowers. [Semlpervivum, Hen & Chicks?] Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)
Succulent plant with a stalk and small red flowers. [Semlpervivum, Hen & Chicks?] Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro. (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (08-November-2013) — New Jersey

Indoor Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Mutant Green Cricket

I had been hearing loud noises in my basement. When I went down to investigate, found this mutant giant camel cricket. I don’t know what it has been eating to get this big, and cause it to glow in the dark. Maybe the radon seeping up from the Reading Prong???

Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Mutant Camel Cricket in my basement. Indoor nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)