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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One-Year Ago (05-August-2013) — Iceland

Gone to See Iceland 2013 Photography Safari with Mike Hagen. Day 7: Eldhraun Lava Field.

Troll Sunning Itself Under A Dandelion On the Lichen and Moss Covered Eldhraun Lava Field in Southern Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).

Troll Sunning Itself Under A Dandelion On the Lichen and Moss Covered Eldhraun Lava Field in Southern Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Troll Sunning Itself Under A Dandelion On the Lichen and Moss Covered Eldhraun Lava Field in Southern Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 32 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 160, 32 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (10-June-2014) — Iceland

Gone to See Europe 2014. Day 10: Semester at Sea, Spring 2014 Enrichment Voyage. Akureyri, Iceland.

Hoverfly on a Dandelion Flower.  Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 360, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014.

Hoverfly on a Dandelion Flower in Isafjordur, Iceland. Semester at Sea, Spring 2014 Enrichment Voyage. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 360, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)
Hoverfly on a Dandelion Flower. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 360, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC 2014. (David J Mathre)

Thursday (16-May-2013) — Netherlands

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop IV with Michael Mariant. Day 20: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dandelion Gone to Seed at Keukenhof Tulips Gardens. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). In camera B&W.

Dandelion Gone to Seed at Keukenhof Tulips Gardens. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). In camera B&W. (David J. Mathre)
Dandelion Gone to Seed at Keukenhof Tulips Gardens. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec). In camera B&W. (David J. Mathre)

Tuesday (19-April-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

First Dandelion of Spring. I noticed this spot of yellow in my driveway when getting home. An early dandelion — I’m sure many more will show up in the backyard soon. The local deer avoid eating dandelions and daffodils, but eat most any other spring flowers.

First Dandelion of Spring. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
First Dandelion of Spring. Image taken with a Leica X1  Camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec).