Colorado Nature Sites

Colorado Nature Sites

In close proximity to Denver there are a variety of sites where wildlife can be viewed in natural or protected habitats. All the sites shown below are within 45 minutes of downtown Denver.

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Lens Evaluation

Tamron 150-600mm Lens Evaluation

I have been looking at this lens for over a year now and finally rented one thru LensRental.com for a week to put it thru its paces. So far, all my shooting has been handheld and I have had mixed results, probably because of my newness to it. I have been shooting on auto focus so far (tomorrow is tripod day) and the fine focus has been giving me problems on ariel shots. I need to pay more attention to that or switch to manual and lock at infinity and shoot away.

Anyway, here are some of the better ones from my first full day out with this lens.

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Local Wildlife

Went out exploring today, looking to find a few raptors or other interesting critters. I managed to capture a few images from Cherry Creek State ParkRocky Mountain National Arsenal, and Chatfield State Park.

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Spring in Roxborough Park

The birds are starting to fill the air here in Roxborough. And, fighting the spring snows a bit, the flora is starting to assert itself. Today we had 4″ of fresh snow in the morning and 60+ temperatures in the afternoon. Gotta love a Colorado Spring!

Cherry Creek State Park

Bald Eagles & More

First visit to CCSP today. I came away with a severe case of lens envy! Nevertheless, I did manage to get a few Balds perched. I am guessing the dark one is an immature bald based on the claws and coloring. Corrections welcome!