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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25-June-2011

Moth or Butterfly? Backyard Nature Early Summer in New Jersey. 

I saw this insect while sitting out on the deck this evening. It landed at just beyond the minimum focus distance of the lens. Two images with slightly different depth of field (f/4, 1/125 sec) and (f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Both shot “mirror up” with 30 sec delay to allow the lens to stabilize.

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Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. (David J Mathre)

Moth or Butterfly? Early Summer in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s and 600 mm f/4 lens (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5.

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