08-August-2011

Young Fawn Hiding in the Woods.

When I got home, I saw the rabbit in the same location as this morning. I then saw this fawn hiding in the woods. Its mother left it in the shade. It stayed perfectly still nearly camouflaged while I took some pictures. It was relatively dark in the shade, and I had to push the ISO to 1600. Even then, the exposure times were 1/25 and 1/40 sec. It is a good thing that the lens has VR such that I could get a relatively sharp image.

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Fawn Hiding in the Woods. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn Hiding in the Woods. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec).

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Fawn Hiding in the Woods. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn Hiding in the Woods. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec).

07-August-2011

Buck, Doe, and Fawn. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

I was on the way to the grocery store and took the following images from my car. It appears that the young buck is either trying to be camouflaged or is just transporting weed seeds.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe and Fawn. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe and Fawn. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 360, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 360, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe and Fawn. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe and Fawn. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 250, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 280, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 280, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 280, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Young Buck. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 280, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe and Fawn. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 220, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Doe and Fawn. Backyard Nature -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR II lens (ISO 220, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

 

04-August-2011

More Doe and Fawn Images. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

When I got home tonight there was a Doe near the top of my driveway. I initially didn’t see the fawns, but then found two of them resting under some shrubs next to the house. This series of images are of the Doe, Fawns, and other deer in my backyard. No wonder why I can’t keep a kitchen garden other than the tomato plants on my deck. Even on the deck I have to worry since I have had deer jump up on to the deck in the past.

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Inquisitive Fawn From Across My Car Hood. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive Fawn From Across My Car Hood. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 280, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Inquisitive Fawn. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive Fawn. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Running Fawn Moving and Out of Focus. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Running Fawn Moving and Out of Focus. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 900, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Inquisitive Fawn From Across My Car Hood. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive Fawn From Across My Car Hood. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Pair of Does and Fawns. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Pair of Does and Fawns. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Fawn with Long Legs. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 125 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Fawn with Long Legs. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 125 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Pair of Inquisitive Fawns. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Pair of Inquisitive Fawns. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Resting Fawn. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Resting Fawn. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Inquisitive Fawn. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Inquisitive Fawn. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Pair of Resting Fawns. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Pair of Resting Fawns. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Wary Doe. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Wary Doe. Backyard Nature in my Backyard -- Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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03-August-2011

Wary Doe. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey.

This is the doe that was on the other side of my car last evening when I was taking the pictures of the fawn. I actually took this image while still sitting in the car with the Leica D-Lux 5 point & shoot after lowering the window. The quality is OK for recording the moment, but is not the same as the images of the fawn taken with Nikon D700 DSLR.

The tomato plants on my deck were looking much better after being watered last night and the light rain this evening. The big plants now have flowers, but have not set yet. The grape or cherry plants have many green tomatoes that have set. I didn’t get images today to show the progress of the plants because it was raining, but will try tomorrow.

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Wary Doe Looking at Me. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 200, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Wary Doe Looking at Me. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 200, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

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