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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23-November-2007

Thom Hogan 2007 Hawaii Photography Workshop: Day 5 Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.

We stopped at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens on our last day of the workshop. The Garden is located about 7 miles north of Hilo along the Old Mamalahoa Highway overlooking Onomea bay. This was a target rich environment. I do recommend mosquito repellent and possibly an umbrella. The hike down the trail from the gift center to Onomea bay takes a couple of hours, and about a 500 foot elevation drop. Just remember you have to walk back up (although there is a golf cart for the physically challenged to take you back up).

Tropical Flower, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro (ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

I don’t know the name of this flower. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/5, 1/100 sec).

Onomea Water Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro (ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/6 sec). (David J Mathre)

Waterfall on the Onomea creek. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/5.6 1/6 sec).

Onomea Water Falls, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro (ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/6 sec). (David J Mathre)

Orchid along the path. Thom spent some time helping me get the focus right. One thing that I learned was Varilux glasses can be a problem when trying to get accurate/critical focus through the viewfinder. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/7 1/25 sec).

Orchid, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro (ISO 200, f/10, 1/25 sec). (David J Mathre)

Orchid near the bottom of the trail. Some of the image is blown out, need to go back and see if this can be recovered with new software. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 105 mm f/2.8 macro lens (ISO 100, f/10 1/25 sec).

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2 Responses to “23-November-2007”

  1. […] that I got my Nikon D300 while returning from a photography workshop with Thom Hogan in Hawaii (23-November-2007-1, 23-November-2007-2). Coincidence I received the new Nikon 1 V1 today from B&H. I was […]

  2. […] that I got my Nikon D300 while returning from a photography workshop with Thom Hogan in Hawaii (23-November-2007-1, 23-November-2007-2). Coincidence I received the new Nikon 1 V1 today from B&H. I was […]

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