01-July-2011

Insects: Dragonfly, Butterfles, and Grasshopper. Early Summer at the Sourland Mountain Reserve in New Jersey.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed Flowers in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed Flowers in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Dragonfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Green Grasshopper in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Green Grasshopper in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 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.

2 thoughts on “01-July-2011”

    1. I learned from my sister that you can use the TC-E 20 teleconverter with the 105 mm macro lens. I like this better than the old 200 mm f/4 macro because it allows VR. I will be back at the Sourland Mountain Reserve today to see what other insects, wildflowers, etc I can find.

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