David Mathre Photography

Welcome to my Images of the Day Photo blog. My goal is to post images from each day of the year going back to 2006 when I got my first DSLR camera. My photographic interest include Travel, the Natural World, Landscapes, and Photographic Techniques. I try to include information for each image as to where, when, why and how the image was processed. Most of the images are available for purchase -- either as prints or rights managed (Clicking on an image brings you to the ShepArt Studio Team Site). Comments about the images or this site are always welcome. DJM

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Bird Poker — Birds that can't fly

Photobombed by a King Penguin on South Georgia Island. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 30 mm, f/4.6, 1/4000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Birds That Can't Fly curated by +Phil Armishaw 

#FridaysAreBokehlicious #bokeh #bokeholics  by +Paul Moody +Leo Deegan +Dave Besbris +Wendy Chase +Wesly Smith +Angie Smith +Art through the Apeture Photography +Robin Griggs Wood +Michael B. Stuart

Two Days Ago — New Jersey

It has been a long couple of days, but finally done with the cataract surgery. Bright lights bother me, but the white balance is much better. So for now some night-time images. I slept most of the day, and it took a lot of processing so a bit late.  

#astrofriday  +AstroFriday curated by  +Dawn Peterson +Nimesh Patel 

#fisheyefriday  +FisheyeFriday curated by +Ivan Yudhi and +Randy Scherkenbach 

I am now co-curating #300mmmonday +300mmMonday with +Gailen Mapes 

Please share your 300+ mm (200+ mm on DX/APC sensors) telephoto images next Monday.

More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113844290924634135458/113844290924634135458/about

Please add the IPTC/XMP Photo Data to your image so we can see what camera, lens and focal length was used for the image. 

In album 2015-08-28

Bird Poker — Heron in Flight

Great Blue Heron Silhouette at Dawn in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a D3s and 200-400 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/4, 1/1250 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Heron in Flight curated by +Phil Armishaw 

I am now co-curating #300mmmonday +300mmMonday with +Gailen Mapes 

Please share your 300+ mm (200+ mm on DX/APC sensors) telephoto images next Monday.

More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113844290924634135458/113844290924634135458/about

Please add the IPTC/XMP Photo Data to your image so we can see what camera, lens and focal length was used for the image. 

Eight Years Ago Today — Colorado

Squirrel in a Tree at Caribou Ranch, Boulder County Open Area.

I am now co-curating #300mmmonday +300mmMonday with +Gailen Mapes 

Please share your 300+ mm (200+ mm on DX/APC sensors) telephoto images next Monday.

More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113844290924634135458/113844290924634135458/about

Please add the IPTC/XMP Photo Data to your image so we can see what camera, lens and focal length was used for the image. 

Eight Years Ago Today — Colorado

Mother Duck and Ducklings at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

I am now co-curating #300mmmonday +300mmMonday with +Gailen Mapes 

Please share your 300+ mm (200+ mm on DX/APC sensors) telephoto images next Monday.

More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113844290924634135458/113844290924634135458/about

Please add the IPTC/XMP Photo Data to your image so we can see what camera, lens and focal length was used for the image. 

Eight Years Ago Today — Colorado

Panorama of Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Two Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Night time Moon Shots

In album 2015-08-25

One Year Ago Today — New Jersey

Berries, Bees, and Frogs. Walkabout in the Sourland Mountain Preserve

In album 2015-08-25

What do you do if nobody views your images on Google Plus

I posted this image earlier today and only had 229 views. I thought it was good, but no comments good or bad. 

Today — New Jersey

Clearwing Butterfly Moth on a Thistle Bloorm. Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 300 mm f/4 VR lens. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

I have had some complaints that I was sharing too many older images. I have not been outside much since my first cataract surgery. Bright lights are hard. The vision in the left eye is much better, and colors more brilliant. I noticed today that there was a swarm of Clear-Wing Hummingbird Moths around my wildflower garden. I needed to get these images soon since there is an invasive weed/vine with a triangular leaf and spikes taking over the back part of the yard. I have been told that the only thing to do is to clear and kill everything and start over.

I am now co-curating #300mmmonday +300mmMonday with +Gailen Mapes 

Please share your 300+ mm (200+ mm on DX/APC sensors) telephoto images next Monday.

More information on this weekly photography theme including a handy copy and paste curation line can be had at:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/113844290924634135458/113844290924634135458/about

Please add the IPTC/XMP Photo Data to your image so we can see what camera, lens and focal length was used for the image.