One-Year Ago (21-March-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey.

Honey Bee Working the Early Spring Purple Crocuses Blooms. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Fuji 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/4000 sec).

Honey Bee Working the Early Spring Purple Crocuses Blooms. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Fuji 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Honey Bee Working the Early Spring Purple Crocuses Blooms. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Fuji 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.4, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (06-September-2013) — New Jersey

Late Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Honey Bee Working the Yellow Bearded Beggarticks Wildflowers. Near the pond at the nearby Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).

Honey Bee Working the Late Summer Yellow Wildflowers (Bearded Beggarticks). Near the Pond at Sourland Mountain Preserve in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Honey Bee Working the Late Summer Yellow Wildflowers (Bearded Beggarticks). Near the Pond at Sourland Mountain Preserve in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (20-May-2013) — Scotland

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop IV with Michael Mariant. Day 24: Glasgow, Scotland.

Bee Heavy with Pollen working Scottish Heather in Scotland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec).

Bee Heavy with Pollen working Scottish Heather in Scotland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Bee Heavy with Pollen working Scottish Heather in Scotland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 10-100 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 100 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (02-June-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Several images of flowers, berries  seeds, and insects, in New Jersey, all taken with a Nikon 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens.

Wild Strawberry. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Wild Strawberry. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Spider. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Spider. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Wild While Raspberry Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Wild While Raspberry Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Small While Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Small While Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Two While Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Two While Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Wild Raspberry Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Wild Raspberry Flowers. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Wild Raspberry Flower. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Wild Raspberry Flower. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Bee Pollinating a Wild Raspberry Flower. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Bee Pollinating a Wild Raspberry Flower. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Immature Pine Cones. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Immature Pine Cones. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Immature Sycamore Seed. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Immature Sycamore Seed. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Wild Raspberry. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Wild Raspberry. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .
Wild Raspberry. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. . (David J Mathre)
Wild Raspberry. Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro Lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Color Efex Pro 3 (Tonal Contrast), Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. .

Five-Years Ago (02-June-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Several images of flowers, insects, and trees in New Jersey, all taken with a Nikon 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TC-E II 14 teleconverter.

Red Maple Seeds. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
Red Maple Seeds. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5..
Two Ants in Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 100, 280 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
Two Ants in Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 100, 280 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5..
Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 250, 280 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 250, 280 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5..
Bumble Bee in Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
Bumble Bee in Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5..
Wasp in Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 280, 280 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
Wasp in Raspberry Flowers. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 280, 280 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5..
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Red Maple Leaf. Macro Images of Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-E 14 teleconverter (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5..