Eight-Years Ago (28-August-2010) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey: Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth on a Thistle Bloom. Sourland Mountain Preserve, Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

Clearwing Hummingbird Moth on Thistle Bloom. Sourland Mountain Preserve, Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)
Clearwing Hummingbird Moth on Thistle Bloom. Sourland Mountain Preserve, Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 200 mm f/2 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/800 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC. (David J Mathre)

Two-Years Ago (19-August-2011) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey.

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Thistle Bloom. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D700 camera and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Thistle Bloom. Sourland Mountain Preserve, Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Hummingbird Clearwing Moth on Thistle Bloom. Sourland Mountain PreserveImage taken with a Nikon D700 and 28-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Monday (08-July-2013) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey. Sourland Mountain Preserve.

Bumble Bee Working a Thistle Bloom in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

Bumble Bee Working a Thistle Bloom in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bumble Bee Working a Thistle Bloom in the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec). (David J Mathre)

Saturday (20-August-2011) — New Jersey

Summertime Nature in New Jersey: Sourland Mountain Preserve.

I returned to the Sourland Mountain Preserve with a Macro and Telephoto lens. We had rain last night (again) and there was a lot of dew on the plants. I used the Macro lens to capture grass with dew and thistle buds with dew.

Dew on Grass. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dew on Grass. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dew on Thistle Flower Buds. Sourland Mountain Preserve. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)
Dew on Thistle Flower Buds. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/16, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define 2, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Tuesday (07-October-2008) — California

Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Eighth Annual Nikonian Photography Adventure Trip. Day 3: Yosemite National Park.

Thistle Flowers in Yosemite Valley. Image taken in the morning on day 3 of our visit in and around Yosemite National Park. How peaceful it was in the morning before the 1st rock slide at Curry Village.

Thistle Flowers in Yosemite Valley. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/22, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Thistle Flowers in Yosemite Valley. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/22, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)