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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29-March-2013

Spring in New Jersey

Some backyard images taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and the new 80-400 mm VRII lens (with the FT1 adapter). The lens is much bigger than the camera, but still easy to use hand-held. The field of view (FOV) with this lens is equivalent to 216-1080 mm on a 35 mm (FX) DSLR. The base ISO for the Nikon 1 V2 is 160, and at the base ISO the image of the spring daffodil shows good colors and saturation. At an ISO of 1600, there is significant noise, and the colors and saturation are reduced as seen with the image of the Doe.

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Yellow Daffodil in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens with a FT1 adapter (ISO 160, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Field of view equivalent to 650 mm with a 35 mm sensor. (David J Mathre)

Yellow Daffodil in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens with a FT1 adapter (ISO 160, 240 mm, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec). Field of view equivalent to 650 mm with a 35 mm sensor. (David J Mathre)

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Scrawny Doe, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 310 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec) (David J Mathre)

Scrawny Doe, Early Spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2, FT1 adapter, and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 1600, 310 mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec). Field of view equivalent to 840 mm with a 35 mm sensor. (David J Mathre)

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