Thursday (07-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

A Dragonfly and Icelandic Poppies.

Dragonfly on a Twig. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly on a Twig. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Pink Icelandic Poppy Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Pink Icelandic Poppy Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Red Icelandic Poppy Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)
Red Icelandic Poppy Flower. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (David J Mathre)

Friday (01-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

While mowing the backyard, I found an Eastern Box Turtle at the edge of the grass and beginning of the wildflower meadow. The last time that I saw one in my yard was nearly 20 years ago. The back section is wet, and I recently found some May Apple plants — so had hoped to find that the turtles still existed on my property. There were frogs and dragonflies at the pond. The frogs jump into the pond before I can take their picture. Back on the patio, the plants in the Garden Towers are growing very fast. I have already started harvesting some of the lettuce. Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.




Nine-Years Ago (20-June-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Walkabout in my backyard on the last day of spring with a Nikon D3 camera and 200 mm f/2 telephoto lens with a 2x TC-E II teleconverter. Rabbits, dragonflies, fruits, flowers, and wildflowers.

Harvey the rabbit trying to hide. Backyard spring nature in new Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 200 mm f/2 telephoto lens and TC-E II 2x teleconverter (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Harvey the rabbit trying to hide. Backyard spring nature in new Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 200 mm f/2 telephoto lens and TC-E II 2x teleconverter (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)


Four-Years Ago (25-July-2012) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Morning walkabout at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Butterflies, Bull Frog, and Dragon Fly.

Monarch Butterfly on a Joe Pye Weed. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + 2.0 TC-E III teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Monarch Butterfly on a Joe Pye Weed. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + 2.0 TC-E III teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Kermit the Frog in the pond. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Kermit the Frog in the pond. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (16-September-2008) — Utah

Gone to See America 2008. Moab Utah Photography Workshop with Winston Hall. Day 2: Dead Horse State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park.

Orange Dragonfly on a Car Antenna. I noticed this orange dragonfly while waiting for the group to assemble on day 2 of the Eastern Utah Photography Workshop. It landed on a car antenna and remained still long enough to get several images. I really like the 80-400 mm VR lens since I can hand-hold it and get macro images of insects from 8 feet.

Orange Dragonfly on a Car Antenna. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Orange Dragonfly on a Car Antenna. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 640, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)