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.


Four Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Monarch Butterfly on a Joe Pye Weed Bloom at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Look Closely Below to See a Praying Mantis Staking the Butterfly. Image taken with a Nikon D800 and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec).

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15 Responses to “Four Years Ago Today — New Jersey”

  1. Beautiful capture!!!

  2. Lovely catch! Very cool with the Mantis too!

  3. John Getchel John Getchel says:

    Beautiful buttery(fly) bokeh! 🙂

  4. Nicole H Nicole H says:

    The Mantis and the Monarch! You got a two for one deal! Beautiful capture David!

  5. Incredible shot! Almost didn't see the mantis as the Monarch steals the show!

  6. John Balboni John Balboni says:

    That's a wonderful photo David! Two in one, all in natural beauty!

  7. Wonderful combination of colours and contrast of soft and sharp lines!

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