Thursday (09-June-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

I’ve never been able to get a picture of an American Gold Finch in my backyard. I’ve seen them, but they never stay in one place long enough to focus. Now that I have the adapter to have the new telephoto lens on a Gitzo Tripod with a Wimbly mount, I was able to get this image of four American Gold Finches. They were in the top of a tree approximately 150 feet from my deck.

Four American Gold Finches Waiting For Sunset. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4.5 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Four American Gold Finches Waiting For Sunset. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4.5 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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