Chatfield Skies

Sky Palette

The sky over the reservoir at Chatfield State Park is a veritable artist’s palette of colors. These four images were all taken the same evening. As the sun sank deeper behind the foothills, the colors and shapes of the clouds changed bringing totally different views.

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Chatfield Sunset

 Chatfield Sunset

As I was packing up to leave this spot last night, the thin wispy clouds to the southeast set a comfortable mood.

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Chatfield Reflections

Chatfield Reflections

On Memorial Day this year, I needed a little time to clear my head so I found my way to one of my more peaceful area spots at Chatfield State Park, camera in hand. The sky and the clouds cooperated to give me a few images that I find very calming.

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Ice Reflections

I find myself fascinated lately with the slight top melt we see on lakes and rivers during these warmer days in the Front Range of Colorado. The reflective properties of this thin layer are stunning, especially on blue sky days. This were taken at Chatfield State Park here in Littleton. Wrigley, after a bit of hesitation, had a great time running the ice and rolling in the snow. The last image was taken late last year along the Platte River in Waterton Canyon.

Lake Chatfield Hawks

Red Tail Hawks

Many thanks to the FB group Front Range Wildlife Photographers for their patience in helping me identify these as immature Red Tail Hawks. The significant characteristics are the naked tarsus, chest banding, striped tail, and the dark patch on the leading edge of the wing. Again, the location for these sightings was Lake Chatfield State Park. Click through on an image for a full size complete with EXIF data.

The geese are just for fun. Their take off over the fields against the Colorado blue sky struck me. While a common site around here, I still enjoy the view.Tony Lazzari, Photographer

Eagle Flight

Sometimes you skip over an image when reviewing the days captures, then something draws you back to a particular one. The coloring and position of this majestic bird seemed to call for more attention. A bit of Lightroom and PSCC touch up and cropping yielded this. Comments appreciated.

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