12-June-2011

Creepy Crawly.

I really don’t like seeing this guy crawling above my bed. I know that they are going after other insects — BUT look at those claws. I added a zoom from the image showing the multiple lenses in the eye and spikes on the legs.

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Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Creepy Crawly. Scutigera Coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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11-June-2011

Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

It was cloudy and rained much of the day.  I did get a chance to photograph a rabbit in my backyard as it was mowing my grass and clover. Also an image of some wet fast growing tree leaves.

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Rabbit in a Field of Grass and Clover. Backyard Wildlife and Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Rabbit in a Field of Grass and Clover. Backyard Wildlife and Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Fast Growing Trees After Rain. Backyard Wildlife and Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Fast Growing Trees After Rain. Backyard Wildlife and Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1600, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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10-June-2011

White-tailed Deer in my Backyard. Wildlife in New Jersey.

I haven’t added new posts for the last week to keep the videos from the Ultimate Travel Workshop II. The post was viewed over 250 times from 10 countries. I still have many more images from the trip to post.

Today, I am posting some images of white-tailed deer in my backyard. The images were processed with Capture One Pro to get the single color and black & white effect.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro. (David J Mathre)
Deer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Image processed with Capture One 6 Pro.

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09-June-2011

Four American Gold Finches. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey.

I’ve never been able to get a picture of an American Gold Finch in my backyard. I’ve seen them, but they never stay in one place long enough to focus. Now that I have the adapter to have the new telephoto lens on a Gitzo Tripon with a Wimbly mount, I was able to get this image of four American Gold Finches. They were in the top of a tree aproximentaly 150 feet from my deck.

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Four American Gold Finches Waiting For Sunset. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4.5 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Four American Gold Finches Waiting For Sunset. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4.5 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.