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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13-April-2011

Western Meadowlark Singing.

Late last night while not able to sleep after a loud spring thunderstorm, I started to read Moose Peterson’s book CAPTURED — LESSONS from BEHIND the LENS of  a LEGENDARY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRPHER“. In the book I saw an image of  a Western Meadowlark. This morning while driving to work I was listening to a chapter of the the book “The Lastl Stand” on Sirrius/XM radio and heard that “Sitting Bull heard from a Meadowlark that he would be killed by a Lakota”. With two references to a Meadowlark,  I remembered that I had taken an image of a similar bird while on my “Gone to See America 2009” road trip while in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I published it on our Shepartphotography site as the singing bird . When I took the image, I didn’t know what type of bird it was, but was enchanted by it’s singing.

DJM

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Western Meadowlark, Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Western Meadowlark, Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/11, 1/640 sec).

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