Wednesday (18-April-2018) — New Jersey

Springtime Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

It often seems that animals only want to look away and/or show their backside as soon as they see a camera lens.

Chipping Sparrow Looking Away. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow Looking Away. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)

Monday (05-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey — Signs of Spring.

Early American Robin scouting out the backyard to see if winter is over. It should have been here a day earlier when there were many worms on the ground that had been forced to the surface because of the rain. The Robin will have to go hide again if we get the Nor’easter with the strong winds and heavy snow predicted for Wednesday.

Early American Robin scout checking out if winter is over. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early American Robin scout checking out if winter is over. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (28-November-2014) — Florida

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge: Walk Like Me

Great Blue Heron appearing to walk on water as it comes in for a landing along Blackpoint Wildlife Drive. I’ve also included a slide show with some of the other wildlife present that day: Alligator, Anhinga, Black Vulture, Double-breasted Cormorant, Great Egret, Hawk, Orange Butterfly, Osprey, Ring-billed Gull, Roseate Spoonbill, Tricolored Heron, Turkey Vulture, and White Ibis. Note that some of the images are graphic.

Great Blue Heron Walking on Water. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/7, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Great Blue Heron Walking on Water. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 500 mm, f/7, 1/4000 sec). (David J Mathre)


Three-Years Ago (24-November-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Turkey Vulture

Turkey vulture soaring near the moon. I haven’t figured how to get both the moon and bird to be in focus at the same time…

Turkey Vulture and the Moon. Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture and the Moon. Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)