Two-Years Ago (16-October-2018) — Portugal

Gone to See Portugal. Street Photography Workshop with Steve Simon. Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal.

Seagull on a Statue. (David J Mathre)
Seagull on a Statue. Afternoon Walkabout in Lisbon. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens. (David J Mathre)

Daily Electric Energy Used (36.4 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (3.5 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. Clouds and rain. A deficit of 32.9 kWh.

Four-Years Ago (30-January-2016) — At Sea

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 25: At Sea, Traveling from Kobe, Japan to Shanghai, China.

There were a lot of fishing boats out in the East China Sea as we proceeded to Shanghai. Along with the fishing boats many Seagulls followed our ship. I think that I was able to identify Black-tailed Gull and Black-legged Kittiwake. I previously miss identified some Black-Tailed Gulls as Slaty-backed Gull. I admit gulls are difficult to identify since they go through several morphs over four years before getting to their adult state. I look at images in several books and internet sources.

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Black-tailed Gull viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 149 mm, f/5.6, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-tailed Gull viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-legged Kittiwake viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-legged Kittiwake viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-legged Kittiwake viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-tailed Gull viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-legged Kittiwake viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Black-legged Kittiwake viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 200, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Group of Black-tailed Gull viewed from the deck of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Fuji X-T1 camera and 55-200 mm lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)

Four-Years Ago (04-January-2016) — California

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 0: San Diego, California.

Morning walkabout near the cruise port area of San Diego. A Seagull (unidentified) posed in front of the MV World Odyssey. We would embark on the vessel the next day in Mexico for the Spring 2016 Semester at Sea voyage.  I also saw a Brown Pelican and a different Seagull (unidentified) posing on the head of a statue.

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Seagull posing in front of the MV World Odyssey. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 10-30 mm lens (ISO 200, 28.5 mm, f/10, 1/125 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Brown Pelican. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 264 mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Seagull posing on the head of a statue. Image taken with a Nikon 1 V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 183 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Thirteen-Years Ago (27-August-2006) — Michigan

Gone to See America 2006 Driving Tour. Day 2: Northern  Michigan.

My first images with a new Nikon D200 camera on this road trip west. Quick stop in Mackinaw State Forest, then some pictures of the Mackinac Bridge before crossing it to the Upper Peninsula. Finally a stop at Pictured Rock National Lakeshore. I have memories of crossing the Mackinac bridge soon after it opened as a small child. All of the images have been reprocessed with currently available software.

Woodpecker Tree in Mackinaw State Forest. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Woodpecker Tree in Mackinaw State Forest. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Mackinac Bridge. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Mackinac Bridge. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Mackinac Bridge. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Mackinac Bridge. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Seagull, Mackinac State Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Seagull, Mackinac State Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Miners Castle, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)
Miners Castle, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 18-75 mm kit lens. (David J Mathre)

Ten-Years Ago (27-August-2006) — Michigan

Gone to See America 2006 Driving Tour. Day 2: Northern Peninsula of Michigan.

Ring-billed Gull (imm.) Mackinac State Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). It was ten years ago, and I wasn’t good at focusing or composing an image (without cutting the foot off).

Ring-billed Gull (imm.) Mackinac State Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Ring-billed Gull (imm.) Mackinac State Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)