14-July-2011

More Bugs.

I keep finding these crawling “house centipedes” around the house. Like spiders, I know they are supposed to be a good thing eating other insects and silverfish, but ….

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Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) — Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.

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Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 30 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.

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14-July-2011

Thunder Full Moon over New Jersey.

A DSLR video and still image of the July “Thunder Full Moon. These were taken with a Nikon D3s and Questar 7” telescope. The moon disk just fits withing the D3s sensor, and is clipped in the video. The offical full moon is on the 15th, but these images and the video were taken within 4 hours of the full moon on the 14th. I used Adobe CS5 Premiere Pro to edit the video. The digital art version of the full moon was created using Nik Color Efex Pro — Weird Lines Filter.

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Thunder Full Moon Digital Art. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and Questar 7 inch telescope (ISO 1600, ~2500 mm, f/16, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Color Efex Pro (Weird Lines) and Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
Thunder Full Moon Digital Art. Summer Night in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and Questar 7 inch telescope (ISO 1600, ~2500 mm, f/16, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Color Efex Pro (Weird Lines) and Photoshop CS5

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Thunder Full Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and Questar 7 inch telescope (ISO 1600, ~2500 mm, f/16, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
Thunder Full Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and Questar 7 inch telescope (ISO 1600, ~2500 mm, f/16, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5

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14-July-2011

Doe and Fawns in my Backyard.

When I got home tonight, I found several deer in my backyard and shot this sequence from my deck.

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Two Fawns. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Two Fawns. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe -- Why Are You Pointing That Big Black Lens At My Fawns. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe -- Why Are You Pointing That Big Black Lens At My Fawns. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe -- I'm Out Of Here. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1250, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
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Doe Telling Fawn, Time To Get Out Of Here. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1250, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe Telling Fawn, Time To Get Out Of Here. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1250, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe Moving Fawns. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe Moving Fawns. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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14-July-2011

Waxing Gibbous Moon. New Jersey Summer Night.

Waxing gibbous moon with 100% illumination (data from the US Naval Observatory site). The full moon is on the 15th. This month the full moon is known as the “Thunder Moon”. Image taken just after midnight with a Nikon D3s and Questar 3.5″ Telescope (ISO 1600, ~1500 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CS5.

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Nearly Full Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3s and Questar 3.5" telescope (ISO 1600, ~1500 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CS5 (David J. Mathre)

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