Twelve-Years Ago (26-January-2008) — Colorado

Wintertime Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park.

One of my many trips to Rocky Mountain National Park while working part-time at Sirna in Boulder, Colorado. I saw a number of Black-billed Magpies while stopped near Moraine Park.

Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/2500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/1250 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/2000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/800 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Black-billed Magpie at Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 camera and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

 

 

Twelve-Years Ago (26-August-2007) — Colorado

Summertime Nature in Colorado.

Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 140, 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec).  Three versions — as originally processed, reprocessed three-years ago (Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Focus Magic, and NIK Color Efex and NIK Define), and reprocessed today. Let me know which you like better (or why I save all images — to learn from my mistakes and to used newer image processing tools).

Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/22, 1/20 sec). (David J Mathre)
Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 14 mm, f/22, 1/20 sec). (David J Mathre)
Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 140, 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Focus Magic, and NIK Color Efex and NIK Define. (David J Mathre)
Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 140, 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Photoshop CC, Focus Magic, and NIK Color Efex and NIK Define. (David J Mathre)
Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 140, 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (Still Life), and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)
Summer Morning Reflections at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs and 14 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 140, 14 mm, f/11, 1/60 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro (Still Life), and Focus Magic. (David J Mathre)

Twelve-Years Ago (25-August-2007) — Colorado

Summertime Nature in Rocky Mountain National Park.

It only took me twelve years to figure out what type of bird this was. Clark’s Nutcracker. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec).

Clark's Nutcracker. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)
Clark’s Nutcracker. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 400 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 100, 400 mm, f/4, 1/640 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (01-June-2008) — Colorado

Springtime Nature in Colorado.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E II 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). Raw image processed with Capture One Pro, Focus Magic, and Photoshop CS5. The Male Broad-tailed Hummingbirds arrive first in the spring to define their territories.  Spring comes late at nearly 9000 feet to Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. You hear the hummingbirds long before you finally see them (even with the car windows closed).

Male Broad-tailed Humming Bird at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E II 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)
Male Broad-tailed Humming Bird at Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR lens + TC-E II 20 teleconverter (ISO 200, 400 mm, f/8, 1/160 sec). (David J Mathre)

Eleven-Years Ago (02-February-2008) — Colorado

Outdoor Winter Nature in Colorado: Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

During a winter visit to Lily Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, I observed these two folks out in the middle of the frozen lake. What do you think that they are doing? To give you a hint, they are not ice fishing, but it does have to do with fish under a frozen lake. Please reply if you think you know what they were doing.

Winter Under Ice Dissolved Oxygen Level Measurement at Lilly Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter at Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D3 and 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 70 mm, f/11, 1/125 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter Under Ice Dissolved Oxygen Level Measurement at Lilly Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)
Winter at Lily Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Image taken with a Nikon D300 and 300 mm f/2.8 lens (ISO 200, 300 mm, f/8, 1/500 sec) (David J Mathre)