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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27-December-2008

Birds and Reptiles in Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve.

This was the first time that I visited Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. It is right next to (and is part of the John F. Kennedy Space Center). The wildlife viewing road can be closed during launches. Black Point Road is a target rich environment for viewing Florida wildlife. I have included a few images of birds (White Ibis, White Egret, Anhanga) and alligators. There was also a viewing station with telescopes set up to see a pair of American Bald Eagles building a nest.

White Ibis Fishing at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300  mm  f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

White Ibis Fishing at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). White Egret Fishing at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

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White Egret Fishing at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300  mm  f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

White Egret Fishing at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

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Alligator Sunning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300  mm  f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 220, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Alligator Sunning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 220, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).

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Alligator Sunning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300  mm  f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 125, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

Alligator Sunning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 125, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).

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Anhinga Sunning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300  mm  f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 125, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Anhinga Sunning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve. Image taken with an Nikon D3x and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 125, 300 mm, f/8, 1/250 sec).

 

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