Friday (16-September-2011) — California

Gone to See California — SIRNA Goodby.

While in the San Francisco area I had the opportunity to visit and have dinner with a couple of  former colleagues that now live in the Bay Area. In the back yard one of their Yucca plant was blooming. There was a humming bird working the flowers. I never got a picture of the humming bird in the flowers, but did capture a sillouete of it in the some other trees. These images were all taken with a Leica X1 or D-Lux 5 camera.

Yucca in Bloom. San Mateo CA. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 5 camera (ISO 80, 19.2 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Yucca in Bloom. San Mateo CA. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 5 camera (ISO 80, 19.2 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hummingbird. San Mateo CA. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 5 camera (ISO 160, 19.2 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Hummingbird. San Mateo CA. Image taken with a Leica V-Lux 5 camera (ISO 160, 19.2 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Francis and Alex. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)
Francis and Alex. Image taken with a Leica X1 camera (ISO 400, 24 mm, f/2.8, 1/30 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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