Tuesday (18-June-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

It rained a lot today (1.71 in/43 mm). More wet Red Poppy pictures. This time some with real bees.

Red Poppy after the Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Red Poppy after the Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (DAVID J MATHRE)


Red Poppy and a Bee after the Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Red Poppy and a Bee after the Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Red Poppy and a Bee after the Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Red Poppy and a Bee after the Rain. Image taken with a Nikon D850 camera and 105 mm f/1.4 lens (DAVID J MATHRE)

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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. .