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 Summer Nature in New Jersey

20 Responses to “Today – Backyard Summer Nature in New Jersey”

  1. Cool image. And the poppy theme continues. 😀

  2. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Kathleen Kent Some of the poppies were destroyed yesterday when they put in the underground internet line to the house. This one remained.

  3. Aw, that's a shame.

  4. That's a great image! Love Poppies anyway and the bee bonus!

  5. Great colours and composition! Not surprised this is a Fuji XT-1 colour palette, so to speak. Did you start from RAW or JPG if any editing was done?

  6. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Jan Vermeulen This was from the RAW file. I do my primary editing using Capture One, then final touches if needed in Photoshop with various NIK/Google plugins.

  7. John Getchel John Getchel says:

    Buzz control to major bee! 🙂 So lovely!

  8. April L Hill April L Hill says:

    Pretty things make me smile 😀

  9. Looove all that detail on the poppy against the bokehliciousness

  10. Wow gorgeous details and a little #bokehbee to boot! 🙂

  11. Wonderful shot 🙂

  12. Anne Aas Anne Aas says:

    Wonderful flower!

  13. David Mathre David Mathre says:

    +Anne Aas Thanks, I have not been successful with wildflowers or especially poppies in the past. Last fall I planted a bunch of wildflower seeds in a 2 x 10 meter patch next to the house not knowing what I would get. Then I signed up for the Semester at Sea voyage and wasn't sure I would see anything by the time I returned. The last several weeks have been amazing as different flowers bloom every day. Each morning is a target rich environment that is filling up my hard drive. The rabbits, deer, and American Goldfinch have been nibbling but are leaving enough to share. Nature in equilibrium. If I had my druthers, the entire backyard would be converted to a wildflower patch for next year.

  14. Winnie Young Winnie Young says:

    the bee is coming for the feast!

  15. John Balboni John Balboni says:

    Nice photo David! Great timing to capture the bee!

  16. Leo Deegan Leo Deegan says:

    I dig the bee coming in from the side, like he's back from a break

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