Sunday (19-June-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

I spent some time waiting for the doe and her two fawns to walk through the yard. They never came by, but this rabbit came out and slowly worked its way toward my deck.

Rabbit Head with Big Ears. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rabbit Head with Big Ears. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.
Rabbit Hop. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rabbit Hop. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.
Rabbit in Backyard. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rabbit in Backyard. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.
Rabbit Hiding Behind Clover. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rabbit Hiding Behind Clover. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.
Rabbit in Backyard. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rabbit in Backyard. Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

Sunday (19-June-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey: The Ticks are Back!.

So while processing the Rabbit images, I feel something crawling on me. Yet another Tick. Will need to do some research to see if it is a Deer Tick, Dog Tick, or Wood Tick. Let me know if you recognize this critter. I have both a top and bottom view using macro lenses.

[21-June-2011: Rick Sidler sent me a link that clearly shows this to be Dog Tick (also known as a Wood Tick)]

Tick. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 (ISO 210, 60 mm, f/32, 1/250 sec) and SB900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Tick. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 (ISO 210, 60 mm, f/32, 1/250 sec) and SB900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.
Tick. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/22, 1/250 sec) and SB900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Tick. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/22, 1/250 sec) and SB900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.