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.


Yesterday — Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey

Time-Lapsed Video of a Poppy opening. Even though this looks like it is happening in daylight, the poppy flowers start to open in the very early dawn. I set the camera ISO to auto and let it ride to the maximum. I was going to try again today more from above, got the camera set up and started at 05:00 AM, but before the flower could completely open it started to rain and I had to take the camera inside.

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20 Responses to “Yesterday — Backyard Spring Nature in New Jersey”

  1. Incredible beauty, and lovely background Bokeh

  2. Beautiful and great job. Hope you do more of these.

  3. Oh wow! How cool is that! Beautiful! I love Poppies, wish I could get them to grow.

  4. Paul Moody Paul Moody says:

    That's so cool. Well done

  5. Nicole H Nicole H says:

    This is very cool David!!!!

  6. Whoa, creative #bokeh! Great idea and execution of that idea!

  7. Pure beauty of nature 🙂

  8. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Leo Deegan I am going to try again early this morning for a view from above. They start opening before 05:00 AM when it is still dark out.

  9. Leo Deegan Leo Deegan says:

    Fun +David Mathre​, do you use an intervalometer or does your camera have that feature built in?

  10. Wesly Smith Wesly Smith says:

    Right on! This is great, +David Mathre​.

  11. John Balboni John Balboni says:

    Like how you did that +David Mathre! Just need a little music from 'also sprach zarathustra' playing along with the video!

  12. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +John Balboni I need to figure out what music I can use without running into copyright issues.

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