Five-Years Ago (28-April-2007) — Colorado

Gone to See America 2007. Springtime in Colorado.

While visiting Rocky Mountain National Park five years ago, I found this butterfly warming itself in the sun on a pile of snow and ice. I was surprised to see a butterfly out this early at a high elevation.

Butterfly Warming in the Sun on Snow and Ice. Early Spring in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D200 and 18-200 mm VR lens (ISO 100, 200 mm, f/9, 1/320 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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