Tuesday (05-March-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.






Monday (04-March-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

We had our first significant winter storm leaving about 8 inches of wet, heavy snow. We have experienced several cold spells, lots of rain but little snow until now. This was the first time I had to shovel a path to the road. I was expecting an Amazon delivery later in the day. A lot of birds showed up at the bird feeder. This was the first time that Red-winged Blackbirds visited. The females look a lot different than the males — but turned out to be more aggressive than the regular visitors. Later in the afternoon, the sky was filled with soaring Turkey Vultures.

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Backyard View. Composite of seven image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, and Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)
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Front Yard View. Composite of five image taken with a Leica CL camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/3.2, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, AutoPano Giga Pro, and Silver Efex Pro. (David J Mathre)




Individual images in the slide shows can be viewed here.

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)