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 (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)

21-May-2011

Macro Images — Flower, Leaf, and Bee.

More macro images taken in my back yard. After a brief afternoon rain storm, I went out with the same kit as yesterday. I like looking close with a macro lens, especially in the spring when flowers are blooming and the bees are active.

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Small White Flower After Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro with a TC-E 20 III  (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Small White Flower After Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro with a TC-E 20 III (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/22, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Bee in Rhododendron Bloom. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro with a TC-E 20 III  (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Bee in Rhododendron Bloom. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro with a TC-E 20 III (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

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Spring Maple Leaf. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro with a TC-E 20 III  (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg/sRGB with Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Spring Maple Leaf. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro with a TC-E 20 III (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and converted to jpg/sRGB with Photoshop CS5.

25-April-2011

Backyard Nature: Spring in New Jersey. 

I was afraid I was going to miss the Plum Tree in bloom this year. The tree took a lot of hits this winter and some significant cuts by the power company.  I also got an image of a new Maple Tree leaf.

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Early Spring Plum Bloom. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/800 sec) (David J Mathre)
Early Spring Plum Bloom. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/800 sec)
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Early Spring Maple Tree Leaf. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Early Spring Maple Tree Leaf. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec)