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.


Three-Years Ago Today — New Jersey

When I arrived home after a month on the road, my car was surrounded by a swarm of bees/wasps/hornets. I backed up bit and got out of the car. The insects were not aggressive. The seemed to be more interested in the pine needles on my driveway. Then next day I got this image of two of the insects. They look like yellow-jackets, which we get in the autumn but they are not aggressive. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera, FT1 adapter, and 500 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 160, 500 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec).

#Animalia (+Animalia) created & managed by +Adelphe BACHELET

#300mmmonday +300mmMonday curated by +Gailen Mapes and +David Mathre

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +William Banik, & +Stephen Thackeray

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