Tuesday (07-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Clouds and Sunbeam at Dawn.

Just before the sun rose this morning, the clouds became bright orange with a beam of sunlight projecting up. I grabbed a camera and went out into my backyard. The display didn’t last long, but it was worth getting cold.

Sunbeam at dawn. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunbeam at dawn. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)


Later in the afternoon it got cloudy and the temperature kept dropping. I noticed this young buck (horns just barely showing) being lazy eating grass just behind my patio.

Lazy Deer in my backyard. Autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Lazy Deer in my backyard. Autumn nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 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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