Monday (16-April-2018) — New Jersey

Early Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A House Finch and Tufted Titmouse at the bird feeder after a rainstorm.

House Finch and Tufted Titmouse on a Wet Bird Feeder Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
House Finch and Tufted Titmouse on a Wet Bird Feeder Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 180, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

Saturday (14-April-2018) — New Jersey

Outdoor Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Many of the small birds visiting the new bird feeder pick up a sunflower seed, and then fly off to extract the kernel from the shell. Some have learned to crack the seed and discard the shell while staying at the bird feeder.

House Finch Eating Sunflower Seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)
House Finch Eating Sunflower Seeds. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (David J Mathre)

Saturday (14-April-2018) — New Jersey

Indoor Spring Nature in New Jersey.

The bright green version of the Stink Bug is new to me this year. It is smaller than the brown stink bug, but looks different from some of the ones I found in an online search.

Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)
Green Stink Bug. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec) + flash. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (12-April-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Dawn.

I am getting to like this Leica CL camera. I think it will become a great travel camera. It is light-weight, has a 24 MP sensor, and accepts the Leica T series lenses. This panorama is a composite of 18 images, and really needs to be viewed on a large screen or as a large print.

Springtime Dawn Panorama; Silhouettes, Colorful Clouds and Sky. Composite of eighteen images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 18 mm, f/10, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Springtime Dawn Panorama; Silhouettes, Colorful Clouds and Sky. Composite of eighteen images taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 18 mm, f/10, 1/30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)