Wednesday (08-March-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

It has been a while since I have seen many deer. They are waiting for the grass and shrubs to get greener. I have seen evidence that they have been nibbling on my daffodils, my rhododendron, and my yucca plants. Several female deer (does) walked through my backyard this afternoon. One doe has an injury on her thigh (hunted, or car — but got away). She didn’t seem to be limping.

Pair of does in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pair of does in my backyard. Winter nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh, with an itch. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe with an injury on her thigh, with an itch. Winter backyard nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 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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