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



Semester at Sea – Spring 2016 – Day 56

While waiting for our bus, I was taking pictures of butterflies in the Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel Garden in Bharatpur, India. Then what I thought was a hummingbird showed up. It turns out that hummingbirds are not native to India. I think this is a Purple Sunbird. I will let others more knowledgeable about Indian birds confirm the ID. The Sunbird posed for several minutes.

#Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET

#FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.

#FridaysAreBokehlicious   #bokeh  #bokeholics

#butterflies #birds4all   #birdsgallery   #semesteratsea  

In album 2016-05-27

Semester at Sea – Spring 2016 – Day 56

Power lines in and around Bharatpur, India. Modern to less than modern (including some DIY), but functional infrastructure. Check the images out in full screen mode. Notice the pile of cow pies drying under the transformer in the 2nd image.

#powerlinefriday  +Powerline Friday curated by +Natosha Davis 


In album 2016-05-27

Today — Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

Kermit the Bullfrog Near a Pond in My Backyard. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). [FOV Equivalent to ~ 810 mm on a 35 mm image sensor].

We cleared a section of my backyard last fall including digging a depression for a small pond. We didn't finish the pond before winter and my round the world voyage. This spring with all of the rain the hole filled up and I have a pond in progress. I managed to get a picture of this frog before it jumped into the water this morning. When you look closely you can see two mosquitoes on the back of the frog. The image on the right shows the section zoomed in with the mosquitoes. I had hoped that the frogs (or tadpoles) would take care of the mosquito larva in the pond. I may need to get some goldfish to add to the pond.

#Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET

#frogs   #mosquitoes  

In album 2016-05-27

Semester at Sea – Spring 2016 – Day 75.

Green Harbor Light – Departing Cape Town, South Africa at Night. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2 lens (ISO 3200, 23 mm, f/2, 1/60 sec).

#LighthouseThursday / +LighthouseThursdayby +Heiko Köster

#CoastalThursday +Coastal Thursday curated by +David Polzine & +Jon Kahn

Semester at Sea – Spring 2016 – Day 62

Group Photo of the Folks That Shaved Their Heads on Neptune Day After the Crossing the Equator on the MV World Odyssey in the Indian Ocean.Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and a Zeiss 12 mm f/2.8 lens.

#nauticalwednesday +Dale C +StPaul Herrmann +NauticalWednesday

Semester at Sea – Spring 2016 – Day 27.

Red Blanket Drying on a Fence. Canal Boat Ride in Suzhou, China. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-55 mm lens (ISO 100, 43 mm, f/9, 1/250 sec).

#onthefencewednesday +On The Fence Wednesday curated by +Natosha Davis

Semester at Sea – Spring 2016 – Day 27

Snow Covered Grate at "The Humble Administrator's Garden" in Suzhou, China. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-55 mm lens (ISO 100, 55 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec).

#grateartwednesday +Grate Art Wednesday curated by +Gary Posner +David Washington


Today — Home in New Jersey

I'm Back in the Printing Game. My last printer, a HP Photosmart B8190 recently died and the model was discontinued a few years ago so I have been on the lookout for a replacement for making Fine Art Prints. This Epson Stylus 4900 arrive last night from B&H, and I set it up this morning. The colors in the initial test prints look great, even if I am using up some remaining HP paper from the last printer. Image taken with a Leica X2 camera (ISO 100, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, fill flash). 

Today — Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey

Afternoon Stretch Following the Thunderstorm. Image taken with a Nikon D810A camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 250, 400 mm, f/2.8, 1/800 sec). This rabbit is pushing the minimum focus distance for this lens…

#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes and +David Mathre

#Animalia (+Animalia) created by +Adelphe BACHELET