Three-Years Ago (29-June-2008) — New Jersey

Early Summer Nature in New Jersey.

Image of a bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Preserve near my home in New Jersey.  I found this when going back are reviewing some old images. I realized that it was a very productive day, and that I have a lot of other images from the day that I should publish — wildflowers, butterflies, bees, and dragonflies. I need to check the location out this weekend to see what is present this year.

Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 500, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, NIK Define 2, and Photoshop CS5.

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Friday (27-November-2009) — New Jersey

Autumn Nature at the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Canada goose flapping its wings. Many of the Canada geese no longer migrate, but rather spend their winter here in New Jersey. Every fall and spring they join up and fly in circles for a couple of weeks ending up where they started. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens.

Canadian Goose in a Lake at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens. (David J Mathre)
Canadian Goose in a Lake at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with Nikon D300 and 18-200 VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Sunday (18-January-2009) — New Jersey

Wintertime Nature in the Sourland Mountain Preserve.

We had a bit of snow last night. I went for a short walk in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. When I got home I found this young deer eating my shrubs.

Winter Winding Road. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Winding Road. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 50 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 95 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Grass with Snow. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec) (David J Mathre)
Yearling Deer Eating my Shrubs in the Snow. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)
Yearling Deer Eating my Shrubs in the Snow. Nikon D300 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec) (David J Mathre)

Saturday (19-January-2008) — New Jersey

Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Great Blue Heron and a pair of Mallard Ducks in the pond at the nearby Sourland Mountain Preserve. I guess they decided to spend the winter here rather than in Florida.  Some years this pond freezes over.

Great Blue Heron and Mallards. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Great Blue Heron and Mallards. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec)