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.

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Six-Years Ago Today — New Jersey

Monarch Butterfly Feasting on a Thistle Bloom at the Sourland Mountain Preserve. Summer Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3s camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens with a 2.0 TC-E teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec).

This year, I have only seen three Monarch butterflies and only been able to get a picture of one. None of them were feeding. In the past they favor Thistle flowers and Joe Pye Weed flowers. I saw many on that day six years ago.

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