Monday (18-July-2011) — New Jersey

Indoor Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

My New Pet?? If I don’t have anything better to shoot for my “image of the day” I can always find one of the house centipedes to pose. I just wish that they were outside and going after what ever is nibbling on my tomato plants.

Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) -- Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro + TC-E 20 (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Scutigera coleoptrata (House Centipede) — Not a Silverfish. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro + TC-E 20 (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/16, 1/60 sec) with SB-900 Flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.

Saturday (16-July-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Night Sky Over New Jersey.

Multi-Exposure Waxing Gibbous Moon — Going Up, Going Down.  A ten exposure image of the waxing gibbous moon going up or down using the in camera multi-exposure function. The exposure times were varied in 1/3 EV increments (1/1000, 1/800, 1/640, 1/500, 1/400, 1/320, 1/250, 1/200, 1/160, 1/125, second). The exposures were taken every 30 seconds and used mirror up to minimize camera/lens vibration.

In Camera Multi-Exposure of Waxing Gibbous Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens + TE-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 1200 mm, f/4 1/1000 to 1/125 in 1/3 EV). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
In Camera Multi-Exposure of Waxing Gibbous Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens + TE-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 1200 mm, f/4 1/1000 to 1/125 in 1/3 EV). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5..
In Camera Multi-Exposure of Waxing Gibbous Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens + TE-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 1200 mm, f/4 1/1000 to 1/125 in 1/3 EV). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.. (David J Mathre)
In Camera Multi-Exposure of Waxing Gibbous Moon over New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 600 mm f/4 VR telephoto lens + TE-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 1200 mm, f/4 1/1000 to 1/125 in 1/3 EV). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5..

Friday (15-July-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Gossiping Fawn — What is She Telling Mom Now?

Gossip Fawn. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1250, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Gossip Fawn. Outdoor Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 1250, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Image processed with Capture One Pro 6, and Photoshop CS5.

Thursday (14-July-2011) — New Jersey

Backyard Summer Nighttime Sky over New Jersey.

Waxing gibbous moon with 100% illumination (data from the US Naval Observatory site). The full moon is on the 15th. This month the full moon is known as the “Thunder Moon”. Image taken just after midnight with a Nikon D3s camera and Questar 3.5″ telescope (ISO 1600, ~1500 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CS5.

Nearly Full Moon. Image taken with Nikon D3s and Questar 3.5" telescope (ISO 1600, ~1500 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CS5 (David J. Mathre)