25-August-2009

Sunrise and Big Horn Sheep Silhouette.

I got up early and drove out of the fog at the campsite in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There was a great sunrise view above and looking over the fog covered Little Missouri River. One of the things that Winston Hall taught us was to always look behind, because there may be a better/different image. Sure enough I saw this Big Horn Sheep, and caught a silhouette image of it in mid-air.

Sunrise Over a Fog Covered Missouri River at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/22, 1/100 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Sunrise Over a Fog Covered Missouri River at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 60 mm, f/22, 1/100 sec). (David J. Mathre)

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Early Morning Silhouette of a Big Horn Sheep in Midair. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 220, 400 mm, f/11, 1/1600 sec). (David J. Mathre)
Early Morning Silhouette of a Big Horn Sheep in Midair. Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D700 and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 220, 400 mm, f/11, 1/1600 sec). (David J. Mathre)

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Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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