Thursday (23-August-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

I finally discovered that it is the Grey Catbirds that are pecking at the tomatoes in my patio garden. Over half of the ripe tomatoes that picked today had been eaten by the Catbirds. Too bad the neighborhood cats that patrol my patio haven’t caught onto this opportunity.

Grey Catbird pecking at my tomatoes. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 450, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)
Grey Catbird pecking at my tomatoes. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 70-300 mm VR telephoto zoom lens (ISO 450, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (DAVID J MATHRE)

Thursday (12-July-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Grey Catbird taking a Bird Bath, and a Doe sticking her tongue out.


Doe with her tongue out. Image taken with a Nikon D4 Camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (DAVID J MATHRE)
Doe with her tongue out. Image taken with a Nikon D4 Camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (DAVID J MATHRE)

Five-Years Ago (27-June-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey.

Grey Catbird. Early Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

Grey Catbird. Early Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Grey Catbird. Early Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 400, 600 mm, f/4, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Focus Magic, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (18-July-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Grey Catbird trying to distracting me from its nest. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Hand-held, the vibration reduction on this new lens is good.

Grey Catbird Distracting Me From Its Nest. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Hand-held, the vibration reduction on this new lens is good. (David J Mathre)
Grey Catbird Distracting Me From Its Nest. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Hand-held, the vibration reduction on this new lens is good. (David J Mathre)

One-Year Ago (18-July-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey.

Grey Catbird singing to me on the deck. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). Hand-held, the vibration reduction on this new lens is good for an exposure this long.

Grey Catbird Singing. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)
Grey Catbird Singing. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec). (David J Mathre)