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)