Tuesday (19-June-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Springtime in New Jersey.

On this last day of spring, I saw a fat groundhog eating grass just off my porch. The animal is really shy, running away as soon as it sees my camera & lens.

Shy Groundhog in My Backyard. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 250, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Shy Groundhog in My Backyard. Last Day of Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 250, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

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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