Wednesday (09-February-2022) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

Birds of the day viewed in the backyard, at the birdfeeder and on the patio: Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal. A few more birds than yesterday.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Another one of the Lady Beetles spending the winter indoors was on a hydroponically grown Rouge d’Hiver leaf. Image taken with a Leica SL2s camera and Laowa 24 mm f/14 macro probe lens.


Birds of the day. Individual images in the slideshow are available in my PhotoShelter Gallery.

Time-lapse video of Calendula seedling. Images taken every one minute with a Leica SL2s camera and Laowa 24 mm f/14 macro probe lens (24 mm, ISO 2000, f/40, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and time-lapse video created with PhotoShop CC (1080p, 12p).

Daily Electric Energy Used (88.7 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (43.2 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Sunny. Deficit of 45.5 kWh.

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 and world traveler. 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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