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 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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