Ten-Years Ago (02-November-2008) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Fall Colors — Intense Red Japanese Maple leaves before they fall off the tree. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

Fall Maple Leaves. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Fall Maple Leaves. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera  and 50 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)

Thursday (01-November-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

One of the few days since I returned from Portugal that the rain stopped. The Japanese Maple tree is bright red. One pink Cosmos flower remained, and the Zinnia flowers are on their last leg. I need to mow the remaining wildflowers, and plant for next spring.

Japanese Maple. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Japanese Maple. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Japanese Maple. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Japanese Maple. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Late Blooming Pink Cosmos Flower. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Late Blooming Pink Cosmos Flower. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Late Blooming Red Zinnia Flower. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)
Late Blooming Red Zinnia Flower. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 18 mm f/2.8 lens (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (22-November-2017) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey 

The leaves on the Japanese maple tree have faded from bright red to brown. Yesterday, some birds found the newly renovated bird bath. They will have to wait until next spring for me to install the solar-powered fountain. The three inquisitive but wary does looked on as I was taking pictures of the statue on the bird bath. Now that it is hunting season, the deer know that they need to stay within 400 feet of a house in order to stay safe.

Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Newly Renovated Bird Bath and Stature. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 28 mm f/1.8 lens (ISO 100, 28 mm, f/4, 1/400 sed) (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Trio of wary does in the afternoon sun. Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 55-135 mm lens (ISO 100, 135 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

Three-Years Ago (08-November-2014) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Colorful Leaves

Colorful autumn leaves in my backyard. A target rich environment for a photo “walkabout”. Images were taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens or Leica T camera with a 23 mm f/2 lens.

Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Autumn leaves in my backyard. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens. (David J Mathre)




Two-Years Ago (07-November-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Fall Leaves

Lots of leaves every fall, and a broken statue lying on the ground.

Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Statue lying in red maple leaves. Backyard autumn nature. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/2, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)