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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08-April-2013

Macro Image of a Large Spider

When I woke up this morning, I saw this large spider on the floor of my bedroom. I haven’t seen spiders of this size in the house recently. I guess that it is finding something to eat. From one view, this spider appears to be working on an ant (or wasp). To get the close up I had to get down low and for one of the images had the camera on the floor and used the “live view” image on the back of the camera to frame and focus. I need to get the wireless with the camera working so I can work from my Surface Pro tablet computer.

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Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)

Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)

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Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)

Indoor Spider. Image taken with a Nikon D4 and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec) and ring flash. (David J Mathre)

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