Today (20-May-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. This deer can’t wait for my Yucca plant to bloom with its sweet and fragrant flowers.

 


 

Ten-Years Ago (20-May-2007) — Colorado

Springtime in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was great when I was working part-time in Boulder, Colorado. I got to see Rocky Mountain National Park in all four seasons. At this time there were lots of spring wildflowers, at least in the lower elevations. Someone told me the yellow thing that looked like flowers on a conifer tree was some type of fungus. Later during the afternoon, rain clouds came in and I got the following panorama.

 

Yellow fungus(?) growing on a conifer in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Yellow fungus(?) growing on a conifer in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens. (David J Mathre)

 

Springtime storm clouds over Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of two images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-55 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Springtime storm clouds over Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of two images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-55 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

One-Year Ago (19-May-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. A Chipping Sparrow, a Carpenter Bee in flight, a cluster of Rhododendron flowers, a white wildflower, a Jack in the Pulpit flower, and a ball of Dandelion seeds. I ended the day taking some pictures of the Waxing Gibbous (nearly full) Moon. All but the chipping sparrow image were taken using a Fuji 100-400 mm OIS lens. I am really liking this lens as an alternative for the Fuji X series cameras to the Nikon 80-400 mm VRII lens. The Fuji 100-400 mm lens is about the same size as the Nikon 80-400 mm lens. Also, since the sensor on the Fuji X cameras is 1.5x smaller than a full frame 35 mm sensor — the field of view for the Fuji 100-400 mm lens is equivalent to a 150-600 mm lens.

 


 

Two-Years Ago (19-May-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Sycamore tree on a foggy morning.

 

Sycamore tree on a foggy morning. Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 200, 11 mm, f/11, 1/2 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sycamore tree on a foggy morning. Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 11-23 mm lens (ISO 200, 11 mm, f/11, 1/2 sec). (David J Mathre)