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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Today — New Jersey

I am beginning to think that I have been taking pictures of two different species of Clearwing Moths. Hemaris thysbe (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemaris_thysbe) Hummingbird Clearwing Moth and Hemaris diffinis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemaris_diffinis) also known as Snowberry Clearwing Moth. I think the one on the left is the Hummingbird Clearwing Moth, and the one on the right is the
Snowberry Clearwing Moth. I am going to have to do some more investigating. The images from the walkabout in the Sourland Mountain Preserve this morning were taken with a Nikon D810a camera and 300 mm f/4 lens. A compromise kit that is not too heavy that I can still hand-hold and provides high quality images that I can crop.

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In album 2016-08-22

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