Tuesday (12-July-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Nature in New Jersey.

Young Buck by Moonlight. While out shooting the moon, I noticed a dark shadow about 50 feet out from my deck. I pointed my LED headlamp a saw a couple of yellow eyes reflecting back — probably a deer. I put my 200 mm f/2 lens on the D3s to see if this camera really can “see in the dark”. The following images may look like they were taken during the day, it was actually after 10 PM. The only light source was moonlight. The images are shown without and then with noise reduction (Topaz DeNoise 5).

Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/2.8, 8 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/2.8, 8 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/2.8, 8 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5, Topaz DeNoise 5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/2.8, 8 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5, Topaz DeNoise 5.
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 2 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 2 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 2 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. Topaz DeNoise 5 (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 2 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. Topaz DeNoise 5
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 25600, 200 mm, f/2, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 25600, 200 mm, f/2, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 25600, 200 mm, f/2, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5, Topaz DeNoise 5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 25600, 200 mm, f/2, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5, Topaz DeNoise 5.
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 102400, 200 mm, f/4, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 102400, 200 mm, f/4, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. No Noise Reduction
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 102400, 200 mm, f/4, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. Topaz DeNoise 5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck Moonlighting. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 102400, 200 mm, f/4, 1 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. Topaz DeNoise 5.

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 updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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