01-July-2011

Insects: Dragonfly, Butterfles, and Grasshopper. Early Summer at the Sourland Mountain Reserve in New Jersey.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed Flowers in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed Flowers in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Dragonfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Green Grasshopper in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Green Grasshopper in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

25-June-2011

Moth or Butterfly? Backyard Nature Early Summer in New Jersey. 

I saw this insect while sitting out on the deck this evening. It landed at just beyond the minimum focus distance of the lens. Two images with slightly different depth of field (f/4, 1/125 sec) and (f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Both shot “mirror up” with 30 sec delay to allow the lens to stabilize.

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Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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04-June-2011

Outdoor Nature, Spring in New Jersey.

Images from a walkabout in my backyard. A dragonfly, imature pine cones, wild raspberry flowers, honeysuckel flowers, and small white butterfly (also known as a cabbage moth)

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Dragonfly. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Early Pine Cones, Spring Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 f/4 lens (ISO 3200, 330 mm, f/5.6 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define 2, and Adobe Photoshop CS5 (David J Mathre)
Early Pine Cones, Spring Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 f/4 lens (ISO 3200, 330 mm, f/5.6 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define 2, and Adobe Photoshop CS5

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Wild Raspberry Flower. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1000, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Wild Raspberry Flower. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1000, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Wild Honeysuckle Flower. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1000, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Wild Honeysuckle Flower. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 1000, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Small White Butterfly. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Small White Butterfly. Spring Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 lens (ISO 2200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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