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. Images I post on Google+ are also forwarded to this Photo blog. I am a retired chemist that worked nearly thirty years in the Pharmaceutical industry. I took my first DSLR camera on a road trip across the United States, and became hooked, with my new passion becoming a photographer. I now spend all my time traveling and taking pictures. Since then I have visited over 50 countries, many on Semester at Sea voyages. My photographic interests include travel, the natural world, landscapes, and photographic techniques. I always want to learn something new and the only way to become better is to learn from mistakes.

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One-Year Ago Today — New Jersey

Waxing Gibbous Moon. A single image and composites of 7, 10, and 20 images over 12-13 minutes. Images taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/11, 1/250 sec) every 40 seconds. Not all of the images used for the composite.

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

In album 2016-08-26

One-Year Ago Today — New Jersey

Star Trails (and a few Jet Trails) Looking North. Backyard Summer Nature. Composite of 70 images taken with a Nikon D800 camera and 10.5 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens (ISO 100, 10.5 mm, f/4, 120 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and composite generated using Photoshop CC (statistics, maximum).

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

Seven-Years Ago Today — Washington

Grand Coulee Dam Panorama. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 18 mm, f/11, 1/500 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop and CC, NIK Color Efex. Panorama created using AutoPano Pro (Hammer).

#powerlinefriday +Powerline Friday curated by +Natosha Davis

#dam #washington #panorama


Nine-Years ago Today — Colorado

Squirrel at Caribou Ranch, Boulder County Parkland. The squirrel knows it will be a long winter. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 200, 105 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec).

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET


Nine-Years Ago Today – Colorado

Mother Duck and Eight Ducklings Resting in the Middle of Lily Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). You can see the ducks as tiny specks in the panorama of the lake in an image I had taken a few minutes earlier: https://plus.google.com/+DavidMathre/posts/5roCEcAdrca

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET


Nine-Years Ago Today — Colorado

Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 140, 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Reprocessed today with current software (Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Focus Magic, and NIK ColorEfex and NIK Define)

#NationalParks +NationalParksMonday

#Landscape

#mirrorsandreflections curated by +Gemma Costa and +Rob Heron

Yesterday — New Jersey

The Clearwing Humming Bird Moths (Hemaris thysbe) Were Out In Force. They mainly feed on Thistle flowers, Joe Pye Weed flowers. This year, I also saw them feed on blue Chicory fowers.

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET

It is almost midnight, going into Friday, so #FridaysAreBokehlicious #bokeholics +Leo Deegan +Art through the Aperture Photography +Nicole H +Sean McLean +Shelly Corbett +Betty Habesch +Kal Pant +Elizabeth Hahn +Michael B. Stuart +Paul Moody +Toshinori ABE +Winnie Young +Graham Knights +Keith Elliott +Jacek N. Kozioł +Jasbir S. Randhawa +David Mathre +Darion Jackman +John Balboni +April L Hill +Shannon Adelson +Dylan Johnson +Shelly Gunderson +Robin Griggs Wood +Kathleen Kent +Angie Smith +John Getchel +Uwe Duwe +Magdalena MadZ +Wesly Smith

In album 2016-08-26

Yesterday — New Jersey

I visited the Sourland Mountan Preserve yesterday at 15:00. It was hot out, and I only lasted an hour. I saw a number of Monarch butterflies, but they were not staying still. I did catch both a Monarch butterfly and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly feeding on a Queen Anne's Lace flower. I don't often see butterflies feeding on this flower.

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET


In album 8/25/16

Yesterday — New Jersey

Robberfly With a Fly for Dinner. Summer Nature at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 800, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec)

#BuggyLunch +Buggy Lunch curated by +Kim Sinclair and +Jitte Groothuis

Yesterday — New Jersey

Bumble Bee in Flight. Summertime Nature at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec).

#BeeThursday +Bee Thursday curated by +Dorothy Pugh

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET