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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Birds of Prey Sunday — Argentina. 

Crested Caracara with Lamb Leftovers. Outdoor Lunch at Hosteria Helsingfors in Argentina. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 160, 23 mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

#birdsofpreysunday +Birds Of Prey Sunday by +Jeffrey Van Daele +Diego Cattaneo

Bird Poker — Ears

Screech Owl Dozing. Dos Vandas Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens.

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Ears curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Bird Poker — Shore Birds

American Avocet Resting along Bio Lab Road in Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with an Nikon D3 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VRII + TC-EIII 20 Teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Shore Birds curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Powerline Friday — Norway

Winter Stream in Norway. On the Train from Oslo to Bergen. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/3.5, 1/50 sec). 

#powerlinefriday  +Powerline Friday curated by +Natosha Davis 

I posted this once before. Then a while back G+ didn't allow me to reply, comment, or contact +Natosha Davis the curator for this daily theme. I kept trying for a couple of weeks, then figured I had been blocked, got ticked off and deleted all of my previous images posted to #powerlinefriday  and #onthefencewednesday  Over time, I will repost some of the old images as well as add new images. I really do love the challenge of coming up with images for the various daily themes. I actually prefer these to the various G+ communities since the daily themes are open and can be viewed by anyone on G+. 

Bird Poker — Ugly Perches. 

Bald Eagle on Channel Marker 54 From the M/V Columbia on the Alaska Marine Highway. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Ugly Perches curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Floral Friday — Where Was I?

Poppies and Lupine. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CC.

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

You can check the photo details to come up with the location. Let me know when you figure it out. 

Lighthouse Thursday — Falkland Islands

Port Stanley Lighthouse — Storm Approaching. From the deck of the Hurtigruten MS Fram while leaving port. The lighthouse is located at the end of Cape Pembroke. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 56 mm, f/16, 1/1000 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro 8, Focus Magic, Nik Define, and Photoshop CC.

#lighthousethursday +LighthouseThursday by +Heiko Köster 

#lighthouse  

On the 2nd day of the voyage, the shutter on my Nikon Df failed. This meant that I wouldn't be able to use the 80-400 mm lens. For the rest of the  trip, the longest lens I had available was 56 mm on the Leica T, or 60 mm on the Fuji X-T1. 

Bird Poker – Soaring

Northern Gannet in Flight From Deck 7 of the M/V Explorer Traveling in the English Channel. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Soaring curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Bird Poker — Diving

Arctic Tern Fishing Frenzy. Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier at the Jökulsárlón Lagoon in Southeast Iceland. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 160, 116 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec).

#birdpoker  +Bird Poker Diving curated by +Phil Armishaw 

Wide Angle Wednesday — Colorado

Sunbeam in an Underground Kiva at Kelly Place near Cortez Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 14-24 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 20 mm, f/2.8, 1/20 sec).

#wideanglewednesday  +Wide Angle Wednesday curated by +Asif Patel