02-July-2011

Sourland Mountain Reserve Wildlife. Early Summer in New Jersey.

Some images that I took on a walk this morning in the Sourland Mountain Reserve. This was a test to see what I could photograph with a 500 mm f/4 lens on a monopod. The minimum focus distance for the lens is 12.6 feet (4 m) which is a challenge for close up images of insects.

The first image is a close-up of a Dragonfly. The second is what I believe is a Blue Grosbeak. The third is a Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed flowers. The fourth and fifth images are Snowberry Clearwing Moths (Thanks to Rick Sidler for the ID and link). It is larger (longer) than a Bumblebee, but its wings are small and transparent. It also was working the Milkweed flowers. The sixth image is Kermit the Bullfrog.

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Dragonfly at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm  f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Blue Grosbeak? at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm  f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Blue Grosbeak? at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm  f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 500 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Snowberry Clearwing Moth at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm  f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Snowberry Clearwing Moth at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Snowberry Clearwing Moth at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm  f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 500 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Snowberry Clearwing Moth at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 500 mm, f/4, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

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Kermit the Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm  f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Kermit the Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 400, 500 mm, f/4, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

01-July-2011

Wildflowers: Queen Anne’s Lace, Black Eyed Susan, Daisy, others. Early Summer at the Sourland Mountain Reserve in New Jersey.

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Black Eyed Susan. Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 205 mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec).  Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Black Eyed Susan. Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 205 mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Flying Ant in a Queen Anne's Lace Flower at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 205 mm, f/6, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Flying Ant in a Queen Annes Lace Flower at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 205 mm, f/6, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5

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Black Eyed Susan. Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Black Eyed Susan. Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Daisy - Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Daisy - Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 205 mm, f/6, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Summer Wildflowers at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 205 mm, f/6, 1/250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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01-July-2011

Bullfrogs in the Pond. Early Summer at the Sourland Mountain Reserve in New Jersey. 

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Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve.  Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Bullfrog at the Sourland Mountain Reserve. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

01-July-2011

Insects: Dragonfly, Butterfles, and Grasshopper. Early Summer at the Sourland Mountain Reserve in New Jersey.

Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed Flowers in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly on Milkweed Flowers in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Dragonfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dragonfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Green Grasshopper in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm  f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Green Grasshopper in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 210 mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm  f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Butterfly in Sourland Mountain Reserve. Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.