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)

 


 

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)

 


 

Nine-Years Ago (09-March-2008) — Colorado

One of the things that I loved when working part time in Boulder was the chance to go to Rocky Mountain National park nearly every weekend. Several of the roads on the east side of the park are kept open year round. The following are some images I took of the landscape and the animals in the park.

Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter trail and panorama at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/160 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. The jags in the contrails unfortunately show that the upper winds were strong while taking the five images. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Winter road in Colorado. Panorama of Longs Peak to Estes Cone. Composite of five images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 24 mm, f/16, 1/250 sec). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro and the composite generated using AutoPano Giga Pro. (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie eating scraps on a picnic table at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie in a pine tree at Endovalley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 200, 125 mm, f/2.8, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine trees in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Pine tree in the winter. Rocky Mountain National Park. Composite of seven images taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 27 mm, f/16, various). Raw images processed with Capture One Pro, and HDR composite generated using Photomatix Pro. (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Bull Elks in Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Coyote in Rocky Mountain National Park looking for lunch. Winter nature in Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 VR lens with a TCE-20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 600 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)

Nine-Years Ago (04-November-2007) — Colorado

Mary’s Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Exit to the Alva B. Adams tunnel (or how Colorado river water makes it east of the continental divide). Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec).

Alva B. Adams tunnel draining into Mary's Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)
Alva B. Adams tunnel draining into Mary’s Lake. Autumn in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 70-200 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 70 mm, f/11, 1/80 sec). (David J Mathre)

Five-Years Ago (04-November-2007) — Colorado

Autumn Road Trip in Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park

  1. Panorama at Storm Pass Trail head in Rocky Mountain National Park (along the road to Bear Lake). Composite of 8 images taken with a Nikon D2xs and  28-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 45 mm, f/11, 1/20 sec). Image processed using DxO, AutoPano Giga, and Photoshop CS5.
  2. Steller’s Jay in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/2.8, 1/25 sec). Hand held, VR works! This was a new type of blue jay for me.
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)
Panorama at Storm Pass Trailhead, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado (David J Mathre)

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27-October-2007

Rocky Mountain National Park.

Steller’s Jay near End of Valley Campground & Picnic Area.

Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 70-200 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/4, 1/60 sec).

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