Wednesday (17-August-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Snack Time. This doe was minding her own business mowing my lawn when all of a sudden these two fawns ran up from both sides looking for some milk. I guess that they are not completely weaned yet, even though they went back to eating grass as soon as they were done.

Milking Time Twin Fawns and Doe. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Twin Fawns and Doe. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Twin Fawns and Doe. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 450, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Twin Fawns and Doe. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 450, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Twin Fawns and Doe. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Twin Fawns and Doe. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Fawn and Doe. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO720, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Milking Time Fawn and Doe. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 720, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

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Monday (15-August-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

The Fawn and the Horse Fly. There was a fawn trying to rest in my back yard this evening. However, it was being incessantly harassed by a large horse fly. Finally, the fawn gave up and tried to run away.

Fawn and the Horse Fly. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec).
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec).
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec).
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/6400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/6400 sec).
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/500 sec).
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Fawn and the Horse Fly. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 400 mm f/2.8G II lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec).

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Tuesday (09-August-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Backyard Deer Nursery. The deer population in New Jersey is out of control. Because of all of the damage to gardens and shrubbery, deer have been labeled “rats with hooves”. The only natural predator of deer in New Jersey, and many other states is the automobile (been there, done that, don’t want to do it again). On the other hand, let nature be — and use it as a subject to photograph.

When I got home this evening, there was a Doe working the shrubbery on my driveway. Further down the driveway I saw a Buck (with a larger rack) and two fawns resting in the shade. I got a few images out of the car window, but nothing special. When I went onto the deck to check on my tomatoes, I saw many Fawns and a Doe. By the time I got the camera up the Seven Fawns started running to their den mother. When I tell folks that I can come home and find a dozen deer in my yard, they often roll their eyes in disbelief. Tonight there were a dozen all viewed with 30 minutes. The following “grab” images are of the seven Fawns and their den mother.

Goggle+ For anyone still reading this, it was about a year ago that my Facebook account was hacked and started sending out a lot of junk in my name. It also appeared that my computer was compromised and was sending a lot of data to external sites. The only way I could stop it was to delete my FB account, and restore my computer hard drive to a point several days earlier. It was at that point that I started my “image of the day” photoblog using WordPress and PhotoShelter. A few days ago, I got an invite to join the beta of Google Plus (Google+ or G+). So far it looks interesting. I don’t think that it will replace my “image of the day” photoblog.

Seven Fawns Running and the Den Mother Doe in My Backyard. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 220, 72 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
Seven Fawns Running and the Den Mother Doe in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 220, 72 mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec).
Seven Fawns Running and the Den Mother Doe in My Backyard. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 72 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Seven Fawns Running and the Den Mother Doe in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 72 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec).
Seven Fawns Running and the Den Mother Doe in My Backyard. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 72 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Seven Fawns Running and the Den Mother Doe in My Backyard.Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 72 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec).

I’m getting tired of doing deer and need a new subject. Thoughts? Reply as a comment or send me an e-mail.

Monday (08-August-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

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.

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 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec).
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 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec).

Thursday (04-August-2011) — New Jersey

Summertime 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.

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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.
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. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera 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.