Friday (24-April-2020) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Fewer birds today — only a Black-capped Chickadee. While cooking dinner, I looked out the kitchen window and saw at least eight deer. At least they were on the correct side of the electric fence. The OIS (optical image stabilization) in the Fuji lens does a great job — these images were hand-held with the shutter speed between 1/20 to 1/45 second.

Black-capped Chickadee. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec) (DAVID J MATHRE)
Black-capped Chickadee. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec) (DAVID J MATHRE)


Deer walking outside the electric fence to a wildflower meadow. Images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Daily Electric Energy Used (54.0 kWh) from Sense Home Energy Monitor and Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (13.4 kWh) from SolSystems and Locus Energy. Cloudy and rainy all day. A deficit of 40.6 kWh.


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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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