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. My photographic interest include Travel, the Natural World, Landscapes, and Photographic Techniques. I try to include information for each image as to where, when, why and how the image was processed. Most of the images are available for purchase -- either as prints or rights managed (Clicking on an image brings you to the ShepArt Studio Team Site). Comments about the images or this site are always welcome. DJM

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24-September-2007

Elk and Bison in Yellowstone National Park – ANPAT 7.

It has been a few days since I have posted anything. I’ve been very busy at work since getting back from San Francisco, it has also been raining for the last several days and predicted to rain for the next several days (more local flooding) and not many opportunities for new images other than some mushrooms :-). We also have also moved the site for this photoblog to a new server (Thanks Hans). Regarding the move, let me know if you have any issues accessing the site and images.

The following two images were taken four years ago today while attending Nikonians Academy ANPAT 7 (Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip) in Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. This was my first trip/experience with the Nikonians organization. I found Nikonians online after I got my first DSLR camera while looking for information how to better use the my Nikon D200 camera. It was a great resource for getting good information about Nikon cameras and lens. It should be noted that the Nikonians organization is not funded by Nikon, but rather is rather an organization of Nikon enthusiasts. Even though the ANPAT trips are often sold out within days of their announcement, there was a late cancelation that year and I was able to sign up at the last minute. At the time I was working part time in Boulder, and it was an easy drive to Jackson Wyoming to meet up with the group. This was not a workshop, but rather a get together of Nikon camera enthusiasts interested in travel, wildlife, and landscape photography. I learned a lot during this trip, met some great people, and it really became the turning point for deciding to learn more and become a better photographer. Subsequently, I have attended several Nikonians workshops and ANPAT trips. Many of the images on this Photoblog and on our ShepartPhotography site were taken during these trips.

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Elk Passing Gas. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

Elk Passing Gas. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)

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Bison Resting. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 290 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec). (David J Mathre)

Bison Resting. Yellowstone National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2Xs and 200-400 f/4 VR lens (ISO 100, 290 mm, f/5.6, 1/20 sec). (David J Mathre)

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5 Responses to “24-September-2007”

  1. BROOKS says:

    Does that elk have gas, or am I just seeing low clouds? It’s good that you didn’t use smell-o-vision :)

    DHB

  2. BROOKS says:

    of course you did…

  3. Hans says:

    So beyond the bad gas, does the elk have something in its mouth or is that in the background? On my frist glance I thought it was eating a bird.
    -hans

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