Tuesday (10-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Kermit the Bullfrog in my pond. This one may be the alpha male since it didn’t dive to the bottom as soon as I walked near the pond.

Kermit the Bullfrog in my Pond. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens. (David J Mathre)
Kermit the Bullfrog in my Pond. Image taken with a Fuji X-T2 camera and 100-400 mm OIS lens. (David J Mathre)

Friday (15-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime in New Jersey.

I am starting to see flowers, and wildflowers  — but not the large numbers (or meadow) like last year. The plants in the grow tower are getting big. I actually had to cull (remove) the zucchini and cucumber plants because they were getting too big and blocking the sun from the other plants. I did see a frog hiding near the newly expanded pond. Also, one of the may apple plants still has its apple (seed pod).



Frog hiding just out of the pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Frog hiding just out of the pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
May Apple Seeds. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
May Apple Seeds. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Wild Blackberries (?). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Wild Blackberries (?). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)

Six-Years Ago (26-December-2011) — Florida

December Road Trip to Florida in 2011: Sarasota

Mirror selfie in a mirror with a frog. Selby Gardens in Sarasota, Florida.

Frog & Mirror. Marie Selby Gardens Gift Shop - Sarasota, Florida. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec) (© 2011 David J Mathre)
Frog & Mirror. Marie Selby Gardens Gift Shop – Sarasota, Florida. Image taken with a Leica X1 (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec) (© 2011 David J Mathre)

Friday (29-August-2014) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey: Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Kermit the Frog at the Pond. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 5600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Frog at a Pond in the Sourland Mountain Preserve in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 5600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Frog at a Pond in the Sourland Mountain Preserve in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 80-400 mm VR II lens (ISO 5600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Monday (12-August-2013) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey: Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Kermit the Bull Frog Hiding in the Shade –  Pond at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec).

Kermit the Bull Frog in a Pond in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Kermit the Bull Frog in a Pond in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 500 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)