Friday (15-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Nature in New Jersey.

Firefly trails. I added long exposure noise reduction to the Fuji X-H1 camera for the 120 second exposures. It helps, but reduces the number of images that can be taken by half. Bottom line, the Nikon D810a camera does a better job for long exposures.

Firefly Trails. Composite of 541 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 200 mm, f/8. 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and PhotoShop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 541 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 200 mm, f/8. 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and PhotoShop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 157 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 58 mm, f/8. 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and PhotoShop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 157 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 1600, 58 mm, f/8. 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and PhotoShop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 72 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 1600, 58 mm, f/8. 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and PhotoShop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 72 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 1600, 58 mm, f/8. 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and PhotoShop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (13-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature at Night.

More firefly trails shot from my backdoor. It was a bit warmer out. With the Nikon D5 and 200 mm f/2 lens I moved the focus a bit closer to the camera so the flashes at a distance had more Bokah.

Firefly Trails. Composite of 541 mages taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 541 mages taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 188 mages taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 188 mages taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (12-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime  Night Sky in New Jersey.

The last few nights were not good for firefly viewing due to rain and cool temperatures. I took a chance with three cameras last night and it didn’t rain. The brown in the second image is where the “mile-a-minute” invasive vine is being eliminated.

Firefly Trails. Composite of 546 mages taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 546 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 615 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 615 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 187 mages taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58 mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 187 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58 mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)

Saturday (09-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

The sky was cloudy, but the weather report said it wouldn’t rain until tomorrow. This time I set up four cameras to record the fire flies. Let me know which ones you like/dislike. It took a lot longer to process the images than the time I slept while the pictures were being taken.

Firefly Trails. Composite of 435 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 435 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 172 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58 mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 172 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58 mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 637 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 637 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 102 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 35 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 102 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 35 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)