Tuesday (05-February-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Nature in New Jersey.

A bit of a heat wave after the cold temperatures last week. Colorful morning clouds at dawn. It was warm enough during the afternoon to completely melt the ice in the bird bath, allowing the solar-powered fountain to start working. After it got dark I made a time-lapse video of the fountain.

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Fulll Sky View. Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of 26 images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro (Inverse Little Planet). (David J Mathre)
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Colorful Clouds at Dawn. Composite of 12 images taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 8-16 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 16 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)


Saturday (12-January-2019) — New Jersey

Backyard Wintertime Nature in New Jersey.

It warmed up enough to melt some water in the copper bird bath. The solar-powered pump was able to create several streams of water through the ice.

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Fountain in a Frozen Bird Bath. Image taken with a Fuji X-T3 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens with 1.4x teleconverter (ISO 320, 280 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Friday (04-May-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

A Chipping Sparrow at the bird feeder, wary deer, and attempts to capture water droplets in a fountain. During the night a raccoon raided the composting tube in the Garden Tower. I decided to mount a cactus on top of the Garden Tower. As you can see in the nighttime IR videos, it didn’t work.

Chipping Sparrow at the Bird Feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Chipping Sparrow at the Bird Feeder. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Wary Pair of Deer. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (David J Mathre)
Wary Pair of Deer. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens (David J Mathre)


Cactus on top of the Garden Tower. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)
Cactus on top of the Garden Tower. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens. (David J Mathre)