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.


Today — Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey

The cost of my new morning model is that she gets to nibble on the clover in the wildflower patch that I planted last fall. She is up every morning just about the time that the sun rises. So far she is very patient as I change cameras and lenses. I have been cleaning and testing the equipment I didn't have with me on the Semester at Sea voyage. I had forgotten how big and heavy a DSLR and big telephoto lens can be. The real test will be the quality of these images vs. ones with the mirrorless kit that I have been using for the last 4 months. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec).

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8 Responses to “Today — Backyard Springtime Nature in New Jersey”

  1. He's awesome!! Thanks for sharing with +Grass Tuesday !!

  2. Meadow Star Meadow Star says:


  3. Ayesha Radar Ayesha Radar says:

    So cute and nice pic

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