Tuesday (16-April-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Purple Crocuses and Dandelions are blooming. The crocuses are a bit late, but were only planted a few weeks ago. I stored the bulbs over the winter in the garage where they got enough cold storage so they would bloom this spring. Click on the crocus for more views. The dandelions are native — and the deer ignore them. The slide show examines the impact of depth of field (f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, and f/16). Bjorn is making lots of progress clearing brush and removing the downed tree limbs from the backyard.

 


Bjorn clearing brush. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Bjorn clearing brush. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 80 mm f/2.8 macro lens (DAVID J MATHRE)


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Four-Years Ago (28-May-2007) — Colorado

Early Springtime in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Images of Colorado wildflowers taken at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. In Colorado this is still early spring with the snow only recently melting. I think that these are Prairie Crocus flowers (Pulsatilla Patens). Let me know if the identification is correct.

Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. 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, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. 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, and Photoshop CS5.
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/11, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 125, 105 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Prarie Crocus Flower. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 125, 105 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.