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 — Silhouettes

Great Blue Heron In Flight At Dawn. Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge in Florida. 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 Silhouettes curated by +Phil Armishaw 

#dawnonsunday  +Dawn On Sunday curated by +Linda Stokes and +Corey Gibson 

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

Happy Birthday America

Great Basin National Park — Back Side of a 2013 United States Quarter. This is one of my favorite National Parks, and probably one of the least visited. Some of the Bristlecone Pines in the park are nearly 5000 years old. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 60 mm f/2.4 macro lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, flash). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin  +Thomas Kirchen

Bird Poker — Yellow Breasted

Meadowlark Drinking at a Pond in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 640, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Yellow Breasted 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

Bird Poker — Yellow Breasted

American Goldfinch on a Thistle. Sourland Mountain Preserve, Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 250, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6, Nik Define, and Photoshop CS5.

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Yellow Breasted curated by +Phil Armishaw 

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

If you have any telephoto images (300 mm plus) please share them next Monday.

More information on the #300mmmonday  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

Three Years Ago Today

Juvenile Canada Geese Playing Water Polo with a Fishing Float. Summer Wildlife at the Sourland Mountain Preserve in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/2.8, 1/800 sec).

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

If you have any telephoto images (300 mm plus) please share them next Monday.

More information on the #300mmmonday  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

Four Years Ago Today

Dog/Wood Tick. Early Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/51, 1/60 sec) with SB900 flash. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5.

In the past I would have added to the no longer active Buggy Friday Daily Theme…

Four Years Ago Today

Wild Raspberry Cluster. Early Summer Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Composite of 20 images taken with a Nikon D3x and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens + TC-E III 20 teleconverter (ISO 100, 210 mm, f/6, 1/60 sec) with SB900 flash. Raw images processed with Capture One Pro 6 and Photoshop CS5. Helicon Focus used to make the in focus composite of the images.

Alien Abduction Friday — The Pod Just Landed in Dublin

Two Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Harvey the Rabbit in My Backyard. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec). Note that this is equivalent to 1080 mm on a 35 mm sensor, and was hand-held. Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

#breakfastclub  +Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa 

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

If you have any telephoto images (300 mm plus) please share them next Monday.

More information on the #300mmmonday  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

Bird Poker — Red Breasted

Male Northern Cardinal Feeding Breakfast to a Young Cardinal in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 140, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Red Breasted curated by +Phil Armishaw 

#breakfastclub  +Breakfast Club curated by +Gemma Costa 

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

If you have any telephoto images (300 mm plus) please share them next Monday.

More information on the #300mmmonday   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