Thursday (28-February-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

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Male Northern Cardinal. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 3200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Northern Cardinal. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 3200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Juvenile Turkey Vultures. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (28-February-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

A year ago some early purple crocus flowers started blooming. Not as early as some years, but still early. The daffodils still have a bit to go. This winter cold, rain, and snow that usually only lasts one day. No sign of the crocus flowers yet.


Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.

Eleven-Years Ago (27-February-2008) — Utah

Road Scholar “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 3. Hovenweep National Monument.

The Road Scholar/Elderhostel “Photography in the Southwest” workshop was based at Kelly Place B&B just outside of Cortez Colorado. This is a great location in McElmo Canyon, quiet and remote. It borders Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The following images were taken in and around Hovenweep National Monument in Utah.

Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)
Hovenweep National Monument. (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (26-February-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

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Turkey Vulture Morning Coffee Break. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 160, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)


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Turkey Vulture Morning Yoga. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (26-February-2008) — Colorado

Road Scholar “Photography in the Southwest” Workshop Day 2. Silver Efex Pro 2.

There is an underground Kiva at Kelly Place in Cortez, Colorado. On our second day of the Road Scholar/Elderhostel workshop the owner of Kelly Place allowed us to enter the Kiva for a photo session. He burned some sage to create smoke to create this image. The first image was converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro 2. The second image is the original RAW image processed with Capture One Pro 6. Lighting for this image is sunlight coming in through the roof entry and a gold reflector.

Kiva Sunbeam. Kelly Place, Cortez Colorado. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/4, 1/50 sec). Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Kiva Sunbeam. Kelly Place, Cortez Colorado. Elderhostel “Southwest Photography” Workshop Day 2. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/4, 1/50 sec). Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. (David J Mathre)
Kiva Sunbeam. Kelly Place, Cortez Colorado. Elderhostel "Southwest Photography" Workshop Day 2. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/4, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)
Kiva Sunbeam. Kelly Place, Cortez Colorado. Elderhostel “Southwest Photography” Workshop Day 2. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/4, 1/50 sec). (David J Mathre)