12-March-2011

As Promised, Snow Drops (and more Purple Crocuses).

This morning the sun was out and lighting up the flowers across the street. Snow Drops, a field of Snow Drops, Snow Drops in a field of Purple Crocuses, a field of Purple Crocuses, etc. Spring is Coming!

Snow Drops  -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Snow Drops -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

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Field of Snow Drops and Purple Crocuses  -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Field of Snow Drops and Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

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Field of Purple Crocuses  -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Field of Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

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Purple Crocuses Bloom  -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocuses Bloom -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

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Field of Purple Crocuses  -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Field of Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 14.9 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

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11-March-2011

Purple Crocuses Blooming — Spring is Coming! 

These images of Purple Crocuses Blooming were taken across the street from my home. Weather permitting I will try to get some macro images of the Snow Drops tomorrow. The Daffodils are only a week away from blooming.

 

Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec).

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Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec).

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Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/4.5, 1/800 sec).

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Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocuses -- Spring is Coming. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 (ISO 100, 7.5 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec).

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.

07-March-2009

Early Blooming Purple Crocuses.

The Purple Crocuses have started blooming across the street. This is a good sign that spring is coming. In order to get a deeper depth of field (DOF) I took several images each with slightly different focus points, and then combined the images using Helicon Focus get the composite image. The focus range was just around the flowers, keeping the background leaves out of focus.

Early Purple Crocuses. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J. Mathre)
Early Purple Crocuses. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500 sec)

 

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