Friday (23-March-2018) — New Jersey

Early Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

I woke up in time to catch some fleeting brightly colored clouds to the east. There was still some snow on the ground. By noon most of the snow was mostly gone (spring flowers). Then by evening, the snow was all gone (young deer).

Colorful Dawn Clouds Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Colorful Dawn Clouds Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/5.6, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Birdbath Statue. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 60 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Birdbath Statue. Image taken with a Leica CL camera and 60 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 60 mm, f/2.8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)



Individual images from the slide-show can be viewed here.

Tuesday (06-March-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey — Spring is Near.

Little do the Snow Drops and Purple Crocus flowers in a neighbor’s backyard know that another Nor’easter storm is predicted for tomorrow with 1-12 inches of snow and lots of wind. While photographing the flowers, a wary cat kept track of my every move.



Individual images from the slide shows can be viewed here.

Tuesday (27-February-2018) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey — Spring is Coming.

I noticed that the purple crocus flowers across the street just started to bloom. Early, but not as early as 17-February-2012. It was sunny today, and another reason to check out a new camera. This was also the first day this year that my solar panels produced more electricity than I used.



Individual images can be viewed here.

Pink indoor cactus flowers. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 telephoto lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Pink indoor cactus flowers. Image taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 300 mm f/4 telephoto lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (11-March-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Late Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Some more late winter flowers from my daily walkabout. There is hope for spring. Images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens. I got to really like this lightweight camera. A lot of folks consider the Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras as toys that a professional would never use.

White Snow Drop Bloom. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey -- spring must be coming. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
White Snow Drop Bloom. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocus Bloom. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey -- spring must be coming. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Purple Crocus Bloom. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Daffodil Bloom. Backyard winter nature in New Jersey -- spring must be coming. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Daffodil Bloom. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera and 30-110 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 110 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)