One-Year Ago (17-May-2016) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. The rabbit in my wildflower garden started nibbling on the Italian (Crimson) clover. The Italian clover was part of the wildflower mixture. I also saw a groundhog brushing its teeth with some rebar, a robin in the rain, and a squirrel with a nut. All of the wildlife images were taken from within the house. Later on I went out with a macro lens to capture some flower pictures.

 

Rabbit nibbling on a Italian clover flower. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Rabbit nibbling on a Italian clover flower. Backyard spring in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3x camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 800, 600 mm, f/4, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Two-Years Ago (17-May-2015) — New Jersey

Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Cluster of Rhododendron Flowers after an early morning rainstorm taken with a Leica T camera.

 

Cluster of Rhododendron Flowers after an early morning rainstorm. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Cluster of Rhododendron Flowers after an early morning rainstorm. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 23 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 23 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Three-Years Ago (17-May-2014) — Texas

South Texas Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell Day 2.

Male and Female Painted Buntings at Campos Viejos Ranch in southern Texas. Images taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens.

Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 450, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Painted Bunting Leaving After a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Female Painted Bunting Leaving After a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 500, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Painted Bunting Having a Bird Bath at Campos Viejos Ranch in Southern Texas. Image taken with a Nikon D4 camera and 600 mm f/4 VR lens (ISO 560, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (17-May-2013) — Netherlands

Gone to See Europe. Semester at Sea Spring 2013 Enrichment Voyage on the MV Explorer. Ultimate Travel Photography Workshop IV with Michael Mariant. Day 21: Amsterdam, Netherlands.

On our second day in Amsterdam, Netherlands I took part in two field trips with my parents. The first one was to the world’s largest flower auction site in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. It is located near the Schiphol international airport. The auction room looks more like the control center for a space shot. The flowers come from all around the world, and then are sent all around the world by the next morning. In the afternoon we went to the Kröller-Müller museum and sculpture garden located in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands.

The worlds largest flower auction site in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and10 (David J Mathre)
The worlds largest flower auction site in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and10 (David J Mathre)
Mother posing with the ´Monsieur Jacques´ (1956) sculpture by Oswald Wenckebach in the Kröller-Müller museum and sculpture garden. Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 13 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)
Mother posing with the ´Monsieur Jacques´ (1956) sculpture by Oswald Wenckebach in the Kröller-Müller museum and sculpture garden. Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo, Netherlands. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V2 camera and 6.7-13 mm VR lens (ISO 250, 13 mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec). Converted to B&W with Capture One Pro 7. (David J Mathre)


Six-Years Ago (17-May-2011) — Gulf of Mexico

Day 20 of 21. Semester at Sea, Spring 2011 Enrichment Voyage.

The last sunset image from the deck of the M/V Explorer while crossing the Gulf of Mexico. It was an amazing voyage.

 

Sunset over the Caribbean on the Semester at Sea M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)
Sunset over the Caribbean on the Semester at Sea M/V Explorer. Image taken with a Nikon D3x and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 320, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec) (David J Mathre)