Monday (29-May-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

This morning there were two very large woodpeckers working a tree in my backyard. When I checked the pictures in my National Audubon Field Guide I was able to identify these as Pileated Woodpeckers. I hope they stick around for awhile so I can get some closer pictures. These images were taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens, and are zoomed in as 100% crops. Later on when I was cooking dinner, I saw Harvey the rabbit in my wildflower garden. The electric fence only has wires at levels to keep the deer out. I may have to add a lower wire — or hope that there are more wildflowers than Harvey can eat.

Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre, David J Mathre)
Pileated Woodpecker. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens ( David J Mathre)
Harvey the Rabbit in my wildflower garden/meadow. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken wi th a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/6.4, 1/50 sec). The image is fuzy because it was taken through a window and screen. (© 2017 David J Mathre)
Harvey the Rabbit in my wildflower garden/meadow.  Image taken wi th a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/6.4, 1/50 sec). The image is fuzy because it was taken through a window and screen. (David J Mathre)


Individual images from the slideshow can be viewed here.


Individual images from the slideshow can be viewed here.

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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