One-Year Ago (16-May-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. A rabbit in my wildflower garden. It kept coming out early every morning, but had not done much damage. The wildflowers I planted were supposed to be deer resistant, so maybe didn’t taste good for the rabbit either.

 

Rabbit in my wildflower garden. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rabbit in my wildflower garden. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

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Three-Years Ago (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Green Jay at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. I had never seen this type of Jay before. Apparently it is only in Northern Mexico and Southern Texas.

Green Jay on a Blue Green Feeder. Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Jay on a Blue Green Feeder. Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Jay at Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x Camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Jay at Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x Camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Jay on a Perch at a Private Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Green Jay on a Perch at a Private Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Female Red-Winged Blackbird with a Green Caterpillar for Breakfast and Reflection at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

Female Red-Winged Blackbird with Breakfast and Reflection at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Red-Winged Blackbird with Breakfast and Reflection at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Female Mexican Ground Squirrel and Reflection at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 360, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

Female Mexican Ground Squirrel and Reflection at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 360, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Mexican Ground Squirrel and Reflection at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 360, 500 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (16-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 1.

Blue Grosbeak at Dos Venadas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

Blue Grossbeak in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)
Blue Grossbeak in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec) (David J Mathre)