Ten-Years Ago (19-June-2007) — Colorado

Some quick images in black & white. A few with a bit of color. All taken a the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn while cooking a steak on the outdoor grill.

Robin (in color) at the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn. Late spring nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)
Robin (in color) at the Boulder Marriott Residence Inn. Late spring nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 200 mm f/4 macro lens (ISO 400, 200 mm, f/4, 1/100 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Ten-Years Ago (28-May-2007) — Colorado

I was about to leave for a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park and saw this brown bird with spots outside the Residence Inn where I was staying in Boulder. I got a couple of pictures, but didn’t know what it was at the time. I finally figured out that it was a Norther Flicker. A woodpecker that feeds on the ground. I then went for a hike in the Longs Peak section of Rocky Mountain National Park. A few images — a squirrel, a small white wildflower, and a purple crocus wildflower. Many more images for another day.

 


 

Ten-Years Ago (27-May-2007) — Colorado

I went for a hike on the Wild Basin Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Lots of wildflowers, and this stupid bumblebee that liked my carbon fiber tripod.

 


 


Ten-Years Ago (26-May-2007) — Colorado

I spent the day in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge Road (U.S. 34) was open. This highway crosses the continental divide, and is generally closed due to snow between October and May. This year I saw a note that it would not be open for Memorial Day weekend due to a late season storm. During the day I took over 600 images. I selected images of birds (Black-billed Magpies and Red Crossbills), mammals (Chipmunks, Elk, and Moose), plants & flowers, and landscapes for the following slideshows. My favoriate image of the day was a chipmunk chewing on some grass. I would like feedback regarding presenting the images as slideshows. Note that you can click below the slideshow to stop, start and to see titles. By clicking on an image you go to the image gallery where images can be downloaded and prints can be ordered.

 

Chipmunk chewing on some grass. Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/2.8, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)
Chipmunk chewing on some grass. Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens (ISO 100, 105 mm, f/2.8, 1/750 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 


 


 


 

Ten-Years Ago (20-May-2007) — Colorado

Springtime in Rocky Mountain National Park. It was great when I was working part-time in Boulder, Colorado. I got to see Rocky Mountain National Park in all four seasons. At this time there were lots of spring wildflowers, at least in the lower elevations. Someone told me the yellow thing that looked like flowers on a conifer tree was some type of fungus. Later during the afternoon, rain clouds came in and I got the following panorama.

 

Yellow fungus(?) growing on a conifer in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens. (David J Mathre)
Yellow fungus(?) growing on a conifer in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 105 mm f/2.8 VR macro lens. (David J Mathre)

 

Springtime storm clouds over Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of two images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-55 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Springtime storm clouds over Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of two images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-55 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 17 mm, f/6, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Ten-Years Ago (19-May-2007) — Colorado

Springtime in Rocky Mountain National Park. On the way back to Boulder, stopped at Boulder Falls.

 

Lily Lake panorama. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-55 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
Lily Lake panorama. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of three images taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 17-55 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

 


 

Ten-Years Ago (17-May-2007) — Colorado

RNA Therapeutics 100-Day Celebration. Colorado Rockies Baseball game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. Check out the reflection of the baseball field in the sunglasses.

 

Julie at a 2007 Colorado Rockies Baseball Game. Check out the reflection of the ball field in the shades. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Julie at a 2007 Colorado Rockies Baseball Game. Check out the reflection of the ball field in the shades. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 280 mm, f/4, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Nine-Years Ago (08-May-2008) — Colorado

One of the things I got to do while working part-time in Boulder was to take the SIRNA group to a Major League Baseball game at Coors field. This would be our second, but last time prior to the site being shut down. I had a lot of fun taking pictures, both of the ball game and the folks I had been working with in Boulder. We took a bus from the Boulder site to the ball game, then had a great afternoon. Norm’s hotdog looks to be more than a foot long.

 

SIRNA Celebration -- Gone to see the Ball Game. Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens or 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens, or 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)
SIRNA Celebration — Gone to see the Ball Game. Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 16 mm f/2.8 fisheye lens or 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens, or 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens. (David J Mathre)

 


 

Images from the previous year trip to the ball game check out 17-May-2007.

 

Nine-Years Ago (04-May-2008) — Colorado

In addition to Rocky Mountain National Park, I also liked to go to Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. It is a longer drive from Boulder, especially when the pass across the National Park is closed due to snow. The 23,464-acre wildlife refuge was established to provide suitable nesting and rearing habitat for migratory birds. Spring is a great time to visit as the migrating birds arrive when the snow in the wetlands is melting. There were a lot of birds, some I could identify and others that I need to identify. There are also a lot of prairie dogs.

 

Horned Lark in the wetlands of the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Horned Lark in the wetlands of the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

Prairie dog in the wetlands of the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)
Prairie dog in the wetlands of the Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/11, 1/200 sec). (David J Mathre)

 


 

Nine-Years Ago (03-May-2008) — Colorado

I spent the day at Rocky Mountain National Park. Early spring, and the upper elevations are still closed due to snow. There were a number of birds and mammals looking for food. I finally was able to identify one of the birds that I took a picture of that day as a Grey-headed Junco. I also spent some time using a 24 mm f/3.5 PC-E lens to do some landscape images.

 

Early springtime Gray-headed Junco in Rocky Mountain National Park.Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Early springtime Gray-headed Junco in Rocky Mountain National Park.Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)