One-Year Ago (23-October-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

Squirrel on an Empty Fountain in my Backyard. I am OK with the squirrels as long as they stay out of my attic. With the new roof I don’t think there is a way for them to get in (fingers crossed). Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/80 sec).

Squirrel on an Empty Fountain in my Backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel on an Empty Fountain in my Backyard. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (19-June-2007) — Colorado

Some quick images in black & white. A few with a bit of color. All taken a the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn while cooking a steak on the outdoor grill.

Robin (in color) at the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn. Late spring nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Robin (in color) at the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn. Late spring nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

One-Year Ago (17-May-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. The rabbit in my wildflower garden started nibbling on the Italian (Crimson) clover. The Italian clover was part of the wildflower mixture. I also saw a groundhog brushing its teeth with some rebar, a robin in the rain, and a squirrel with a nut. All of the wildlife images were taken from within the house. Later on I went out with a macro lens to capture some flower pictures.

 

Rabbit nibbling on a Italian clover flower. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rabbit nibbling on a Italian clover flower. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Five-Years Ago (10-March-2012) — New Jersey

Walkabout in my backyard on a late winter sunny day with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and some big Nikon lenses using a FT1 adapter. A bright yellow daffodil bloom, and a squirrel with an acorn that he just dug up.

Late winter, and spring is comming! Daffodil bloom in the afternoon sun. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Late winter, and spring is comming! Daffodil bloom in the afternoon sun. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with an acorn in the afternoon sun. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2.5, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with an acorn in the afternoon sun. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2.5, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with an acorn in the afternoon sun. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with an acorn in the afternoon sun. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 200 mm f/2 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (09-March-2012) — New Jersey

Pictures of a squirrel in my backyard after finding a nut. The images were taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens. I prefer the squirrels outside rather than doing damage in my attic. I’ve put up flashing lights and ultrasonic noisemakers in my attic to try keeping them outside.

Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 450, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 450, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 500, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel with a nut on a sunny winter day. Backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII lens (ISO 500, 200 mm, f/8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (03-November-2006) — New Jersey

Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes in the afternoon sun. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec).

Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes. Backyard autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes. Backyard autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eight-Years Ago (03-November-2006) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Squirrel eating wild grapes in a pine tree

This squirrel thought it was hiding while eating the wild grapes. The wild grape vines were starting to take over the line of pine trees on on the west side of my house. I tried removing them every year, but they are intermixed with poison ivy vines.

Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes. Backyard autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel hiding in a tree eating wild grapes. Backyard autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/7, 1/180 sec). (David J Mathre)

06-August-2012

Squirrel Eating a Mushroom.

My sixth day of Retirement. I took a series of images of rabbits and this squirrel while sitting in my car in my driveway while listening to “A Good American” on SiriusXM. Now that I am not commuting 3+ hours a day I can photograph the local wildlife while listening to books on satellite radio. I was also waiting for UPS to make a delivery of a Nikon D4. The delivery was supposed to arrive last Friday. UPS claimed that I wasn’t present to sign for the package on Friday — but I had been sitting in the driveway listening to “Three Junes” on SiriusXM at the same time (5:03 PM) that UPS indicated that I was not present. I guess that the driver wanted to go home early on a summer Friday. The package did arrive tonight at ~6:30 PM. Unlike the first wave of D4 deliveries, this one did not include a XQD memory card and XQD card reader. Hope to have some images from the D4 to share tomorrow.

Squirrel Eating a Mushroom. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Squirrel Eating a Mushroom. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 400, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)