Saturday (16-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Nighttime Nature in New Jersey.

I heard that a neighbor recently trapped 8 raccoons. But apparently, not the ones getting into my Garden Tower. I refilled the composting tube with kitchen scraps, and last night the raccoon tried to get up on the Garden Tower to check for a free meal. Instead it found that the electric fence was on. Infrared Video recorded by an Arlo Security camera.

Friday (15-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime in New Jersey.

I am starting to see flowers, and wildflowers  — but not the large numbers (or meadow) like last year. The plants in the grow tower are getting big. I actually had to cull (remove) the zucchini and cucumber plants because they were getting too big and blocking the sun from the other plants. I did see a frog hiding near the newly expanded pond. Also, one of the may apple plants still has its apple (seed pod).



Frog hiding just out of the pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Frog hiding just out of the pond. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
May Apple Seeds. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
May Apple Seeds. Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Wild Blackberries (?). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)
Wild Blackberries (?). Image taken with a Leica TL2 camera and 60 mm f/2.8 macro lens (David J Mathre)

Wednesday (13-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature at Night.

More firefly trails shot from my backdoor. It was a bit warmer out. With the Nikon D5 and 200 mm f/2 lens I moved the focus a bit closer to the camera so the flashes at a distance had more Bokah.

Firefly Trails. Composite of 541 mages taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 541 mages taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 188 mages taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 188 mages taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 656 mages taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum) (David J Mathre)

Saturday (09-June-2018) — New Jersey

Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey.

The sky was cloudy, but the weather report said it wouldn’t rain until tomorrow. This time I set up four cameras to record the fire flies. Let me know which ones you like/dislike. It took a lot longer to process the images than the time I slept while the pictures were being taken.

Firefly Trails. Composite of 435 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 435 images taken with a Nikon D5 camera and 200 mm f/2 lens (ISO 1600, 200 mm, f/11, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 172 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58 mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 172 images taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 58 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 58 mm, f/8, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 637 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 637 images taken with a Fuji X-H1 camera and 56 mm f/1.2 lens (ISO 3200, 56 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 102 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 35 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)
Firefly Trails. Composite of 102 images taken with a Leica CL camera and 35 mm f/1.4 lens (ISO 800, 35 mm, f/8, 30 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum). (David J Mathre)