Monday (10-December-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

Birds (Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse) and Squirrels feeding on my patio. The squirrels have stayed off the bird feeder ever since I gave them last years crop of black walnuts. They carry the walnuts off to be buried as part of their winter food cache. Later in the evening, I got an image of the frozen bird bath. The pump was not able to maintain the fountain, but the underwater LED lights were still on.

Individual images from the slide show can be viewed here.

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Frozen Fountain. Image taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens + 1.4x TC (David J Mathre)

Thursday (25-October-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey.

I woke up at 05:30. It was cold out, right around freezing and the sky clear with no clouds. I set up the Garmin VIRB-360 camera to record dawn and sunrise as practice for a day that I may get some colorful clouds. I used the camera again as I picked the remaining hot peppers (still green). The plants are pretty much dead after several nights when the temperatures dipped below freezing. I haven’t decided if I will use the remaining peppers for a salsa or will just dry them. Later in the afternoon I watched the ever busy squirrels hiding their acorns. This year the deer are also competing for acorns.

Time-Lapse Video: Tunnel View — Dawn and Sunrise. Garmin VIRB-360 Camera.

Time-Lapse Video: Little Planet View — Picking Green Hot Peppers. Garmin VIRB-360 Camera.

Individual images in the slideshow can be viewed here.

Five-Years Ago (16-January-2012) — New Jersey

Backyard Winter Nature in New Jersey.

Squirrel in my backyard eating a nut. Images taken with a Nikon 1 V1 camera, FT1 adapter, and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 800, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/400 sec). Field of view equivalent to 540 mm on a 35 mm sensor camera). Animation created using Google Photo Assistant.

Individual images in the slide show can be viewed here.