Ten-Years Ago (03-March-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

An inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal posed for me during my daily backyard walkabout. It looked like it was just trying to get warm in the morning sunshine. The all red male bird wouldn’t stay still long enough to have its picture taken.

Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive female Northern Red Cardinal perched in a sunny tree in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/750 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 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.

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