Friday (01-January-2016) — Florida

Gone to See America. December/January 2015/2016 Florida Road Trip. Day 9: St. Petersburg.

Walkabout on New Year’s Day in St. Petersburg. Multicolored Fire Hydrant, Sunflower, and Fig on a Vine. Images taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens.

Multi-colored fire hydrant in the "Old Northeast" section of St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/7, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Multi-colored fire hydrant in the “Old Northeast” section of St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 55 mm, f/7, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunflower bloom at an urban farm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Sunflower bloom at an urban farm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lone fig on a branch at an urban farm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Lone fig on a branch at an urban farm in St. Petersburg, Florida. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 200, 135 mm, f/4.5, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thursday (03-April-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

Spring Purple Crocus Flower. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Fuji 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/8, 1/45 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7.

I was pleased to see that the most recent updated to Capture One Pro is able to process Fuji X-T1 raw files! I still can’t work with these images with Lightroom, and only in Photoshop when using a beta (release candidate) of Camera Raw.

Spring Purple Crocus Flower in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and Fuji 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/8, 1/45 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 7. I was pleased to see that the most recent updated to Capture One Pro is able to process Fuji X-T1 raw files! Still can't do this with Lightroom, and only in Photoshop when using a beta (release candidate) of Camera Raw. (David J Mathre)
Spring Purple Crocus Flower. (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (11-February-2014) — Florida

Gone to See America 2014 Road Trip. Day 11: Clyde Butcher’s Swamp Cottage.

Flower Bloom High in a Tree near Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Swamp Gallery in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). The bloom was 40-50 feet in the air. I was only able to get an image from this angle. Please let me know if anyone can help ID.

Flower Bloom High in a Tree near Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Swamp Gallery in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). The bloom was 40-50 feet in the air. I was only able to get an image from this angle. Please let me know if anyone can help ID. (David J Mathre)
Flower Bloom High in a Tree near Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Swamp Gallery in Florida. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 600 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec).  (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (01-April-2007) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

While reviewing some images from 6 years ago, I noticed a spider hiding in a daffodil bloom. It is always fun to go back and review old images – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Sometimes to learn from previous mistakes, other times to discover things in the images that I missed. This is one reason that I don’t delete many images.

Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
Spider in a Daffodil Bloom. Early Spring Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)