One-Year Ago (17-May-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. The rabbit in my wildflower garden started nibbling on the Italian (Crimson) clover. The Italian clover was part of the wildflower mixture. I also saw a groundhog brushing its teeth with some rebar, a robin in the rain, and a squirrel with a nut. All of the wildlife images were taken from within the house. Later on I went out with a macro lens to capture some flower pictures.

 

Rabbit nibbling on a Italian clover flower. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rabbit nibbling on a Italian clover flower. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Two-Years Ago (17-May-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Cluster of Rhododendron Flowers after an early morning rainstorm taken with a Leica T camera.

 

Cluster of Rhododendron Flowers after an early morning rainstorm. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Cluster of Rhododendron Flowers after an early morning rainstorm. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Three-Years Ago (17-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 2.

Male and Female Painted Buntings at Campos Viejos Ranch in southern Texas. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens.

Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Painted Bunting Leaving After a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Painted Bunting Leaving After a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)