I miss visiting Rocky Mountain National Park nearly every week when I was working part-time in Boulder, Colorado. For the last several weeks I have been spending time a lot of time going through my image catalogs looking for bird images that I can add to My eBird checklists. I am about half way through 14 years of images. So far I found images of 375 species of birds in 46 countries, territories, and dependencies. One of the great things about My eBird is it helps me identify bird images by comparison with images in their collection, and by what birds would be common (or rare) for the locations where I took the images.
Daily Electric Energy Used (45.5 kWh) from Sense. Daily Solar Electric Energy Produced (30.4 kWh) from Sense and SolSystems. The sun came back. Forced air dehydrator on to dry end of season hot peppers. A deficit of 15.1 kWh.
Autumn Road Trip in Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park.
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.
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.