Thursday (11-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Astronomy in New Jersey

Waxing crescent moon on Veteran’s Day. Image taken with Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8 lens with TC-E 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 200, 800 mm f/8, 1/100 sec).

Waxing Crescent Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8 lens with TC-E 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 200, 800 mm f/8, 1/100 sec) (David J Mathre)
Waxing Crescent Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8 lens with TC-E 2.0 teleconverter (ISO 200, 800 mm f/8, 1/100 sec) (David J Mathre)

Saturday (06-November-2010) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

Turkey Vulture soaring. The population of Turkey Vultures has increased significantly since the state quit picking up the road killed deer. This is both hunting and rutting season so we have many deer running across roads and being hit by automobiles. Robin feasting on fall “bittersweet” berries. I don’t know if this robin plans to winter, or is feasting before flying south. Finally, some fall mushrooms.


19-October-2010

 

I didn’t have anything from previous years for this day so I went out and took an image of the moon tonight. The image was taken with a D3x and 400 mm AF-S f/2.8 D II with a AF-S TC20EIII teleconverter. ISO 100, 800 mm, 1/200 sec, f/8. Processed using Capture NX2, Photoshop CS5, Focus Magic, converted for web and sRGB using Photoshop CS5. The white balance in the camera was 3030 °K. This probably could be made a bit warmer.

22-June-2010

After the Thunderstorm.

View looking south after a late spring thunderstorm in New Jersey. The sky cleared and there was a view of the moon over a thunderhead being lit up by the setting sun.

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Moon over Thunderhead at Sundown. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Color Efex (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Moon over Thunderhead at Sundown. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 50 mm f/1.4G lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/11, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Color Efex (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

11-February-2010

I Found Myself  Snowed In Again. Winter in New Jersey.

Pine Branch Covered with Snow. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/9, 1/800 sec).

Icicles Dripping. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 800, 80 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec).

Silver Rhino I Covered with Snow. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 200, 48 mm, f/13, 1/800 sec).

White Ram Covered with Snow. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens (ISO 200, 31 mm, f/7.1, 1/800 sec).