Thursday (18-April-2019) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

I noticed the first of the tulips flowers was beginning to open. I set up a camera to take an image every 1 minute during the day to make a time-lapse video. It looks like several more tulips will be opening over the next few days. Now to keep the deer away…

Tulip Flower Opening. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Tulip Flower Opening. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens (DAVID J MATHRE)


Tulip Flower Opening. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Tulip Flower Opening. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 OIS lens (DAVID J MATHRE)

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Wednesday (17-April-2019) — New Jersey

Indoor Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

While harvesting lettuce from my indoor hydroponic grow box, I caught a stink bug having lunch. I know that they are vegetarian, but I don’t need the extra protein in my salad.

Stink Bug eating my lettuce. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Stink Bug eating my lettuce. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 80 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)


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Wednesday (17-April-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

There are plants and flowers that the deer don’t like — daffodils, dandelions, purple crocus, wild violets, and Pieris japonica. I have just planted a number of forsythia and lilac bushes. I hope the deer stay away from them. The flowers in the trees (cherry, plum, and maple) are high enough so the deer are not able to reach. The vegetable garden, tulips and other flowers that I need to worry about are behind an electric fence to deter the deer.

Daffodil Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Daffodil Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)


Dandelion Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Dandelion Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Purple Crocus Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Purple Crocus Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Wild Violet Blooms. New Jersey State Flower. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Wild Violet Blooms. New Jersey State Flower. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Pieris japonica Blooms. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Pieris japonica Blooms. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)



Forsythia Flowers Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Forsythia Flowers Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Forsythia Flowers. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Forsythia Flowers. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Tulip about to Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Tulip about to Bloom. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)

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Tuesday (16-April-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Purple Crocuses and Dandelions are blooming. The crocuses are a bit late, but were only planted a few weeks ago. I stored the bulbs over the winter in the garage where they got enough cold storage so they would bloom this spring. Click on the crocus for more views. The dandelions are native — and the deer ignore them. The slide show examines the impact of depth of field (f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, and f/16). Bjorn is making lots of progress clearing brush and removing the downed tree limbs from the backyard.

 


Bjorn clearing brush. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Bjorn clearing brush. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)


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