Six-Years Ago (04-October-2008) — California

Gone to See America October 2008 Road Trip. Eighth Annual Nikonians Photography Adventure Trip. Day 1: Yosemite National Park.

Red-Headed Woodpecker stashing acorns and pine nuts in a dead tree. Yosemite Valley, Fall 2008. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec).

Red-Headed Woodpecker Stashing Acorns and Pine Nuts in a Dead Tree. Yosemite Valley, Fall 2008. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
Red-Headed Woodpecker Stashing Acorns and Pine Nuts in a Dead Tree. Yosemite Valley, Fall 2008. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/320 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 and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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