Sunday (11-March-2018) — New Jersey

Late-Winter Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

The deer keep getting closer to the house looking for food as winter winds down. They have already clipped the yucca plants. Now all that is left is the grass.

Doe looking for a meal in the snow in the afternoon sun. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Doe looking for a meal in the snow in the afternoon sun. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Doe looking for a meal in the snow in the afternoon sun. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)
Doe looking for a meal in the snow in the afternoon sun. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 80-400 mm VRII telephoto zoom lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec) (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (27-November-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Talking Doe

I was testing the sharpness of the Nikon 600 mm f/4 lens coupled with a TC-E III 20 teleconverter (effective 1200 mm, f/8 aperture).

Talking Doe. Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens with a TC-EIII 2x teleconverter (ISO 1400, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Talking Doe. Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens with a TC-EIII 2x teleconverter (ISO 1400, 1200 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (22-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey 

The leaves on the Japanese maple tree have faded from bright red to brown. Yesterday, some birds found the newly renovated bird bath. They will have to wait until next spring for me to install the solar-powered fountain. The three inquisitive but wary does looked on as I was taking pictures of the statue on the bird bath. Now that it is hunting season, the deer know that they need to stay within 400 feet of a house in order to stay safe.

Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (14-October-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey

The doe does like to eat acorns.

Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 235 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 235 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 224 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Doe hunting for acorns. Autumn Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 224 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)