Tuesday (10-December-2013) –New Jersey

Late Fall Backyard Nature in New Jersey: Snow

Yesterday’s light rain and sleet changed to snow overnight. Outside became a winter wonderland. Images of trees, red holly berries, and lonely chairs on the deck.

Snowy Tree. Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snowy Tree. Late Autumn Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon Df camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 100, 58 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)




Saturday (16-March-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Spring Flowers Caught in Late Winter Snow.

The spring flowers are having problems dealing with late winter snow and sleet. Although the snow is gone within a day, winter has not yet departed.

Late Winter Snow on Dafodill Bloom. Image taken with a D3s and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Late Winter Snow on Dafodill Bloom. Image taken with a D3s camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Late Winter Snow on Snow Drop Blooms. Image taken with a D3s and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Late Winter Snow on Snow Drop Blooms. Image taken with a D3s camera and 85 mm f/2.8 PC-E lens (ISO 800, 85 mm, f/4, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)

Saturday (09-March-2013) — New Jersey

Late Winter Nature in New Jersey. Spring Flowers in the Snow.

Yet another late winter snow storm. The early spring flowers continue to try to find some sun.

Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 170 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Snow Drop Flowers in the Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 250 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/7.1, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/7.1, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 112 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Daffodils in Snow Waiting for Spring. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 28-300 VR lens (ISO 160, 112 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (01-March-2009) — New Jersey

Late Winter Nature in New Jersey. Snowy Day at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

I went for a walk at the local Sourland Mountain Preserve. It was snowing, a late winter storm. The long winding road is the right-of-way for a cross-country high-pressure gas line. The other images are of cattail, a pair of Mallard ducks swimming in a pond, and tree bark coated with snow.

Long Winding Road. Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 26 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Long Winding Road. Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 26 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Cattail in a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 130 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Cattail in a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 130 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Cattail in a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Cattail in a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Cattail in a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/5.3, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Cattail in a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 105 mm, f/5.3, 1/400 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Mallard Pair Swimming in a Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Mallard Pair Swimming in a Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Snow on Tree Bark During a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Snow on Tree Bark During a Winter Snowstorm at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J. Mathre)