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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17-June-2011

Late Spring Nature in New Jersey. 

When I got home today, I saw a doe and two young fawns walking through my yard. I knew I didn’t have time to run and get a DSLR and telephoto so grabbed the Leica D-Lux 5 that I had in the car. I took the D-Lux 5 rather than the Leica X1, since the D-Lux 5 has zoom capabilities. I got a few images before they ran off. Once the doe realized I was near she got between me and the two fawns and then started pounding her front leg to let me know I was too close. Once they were gone, I walked the yard and got some macro images of wild strawberries, wild daisy flowers, and some small pink roses. What I didn’t realize was that the battery was low, and only got these images before the camera shut down.

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Wild Daisy Flower. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Wild Daisy Flower. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 100, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Wild Strawberry. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 80, 19.2 mm, f/3.5, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Wild Strawberry. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 80, 19.2 mm, f/3.5, 1/400 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Small Pink Rose Flower. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 80, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Small Pink Rose Flower. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 80, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/200 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Doe and Two Fawns. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 400, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, NIK Color Efex (Tonal Contrast), Nik Viveza, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Doe and Two Fawns. Late Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica D-Lux 5 camera (ISO 400, 19.2 mm, f/3.3, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, NIK Color Efex (Tonal Contrast), Nik Viveza, and Photoshop CS5.

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