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 — New Jersey

Morning Walkabout at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. What is good enough. For the past two week I have mainly been using lighter weight mirrorless cameras, at the cost of resolution and focus speed. And I did get images I was happy with. Today it was a little bit cooler so I went out with a much heavier kit — Nikon D810a camera and 500 mm f/4 VR lens. This is almost 10 pounds heavier than the Nikon N1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens I used yesterday, or the Fuji X-T1 camera and 100-400 mm OIS len.

It is worth looking at all of the images in the Album: 1) Clearwing Hummingbird Moth flying away. 2) Painted Turtle sunning itself. 3) Black Swallowtail Butterfly on a Thistle flower. 4) Bullfrog in the Pond. 5) Duck in Flight. 6) Robberfly Sex. 7) Robberfly Sex. 8) Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly on a Thistle flower. 9) Eastern Tiger Swallowtail on a Joe Pye Weed. I posted my first Monarch butterfly of the season in a different post.

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In album 2016-08-19

One Response to “Today — New Jersey”

  1. Beautiful album 🙂

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