2013 Late Season Colorado Snow

Wendy and I take a short hike out of NCAR on May 2nd, 2013

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The snow-covered Flatirons are gorgeous

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Some icicles hanging in the shade of a rock

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Some icicles over a flowing creek "frozen" due to a 1/4 second exposure

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A "Polar Bear Ice Figurine" in the creek! ;-)

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After a foot of snow in late April, I went for a short hike out of NCAR on April 23rd - here's a few pictures from my iPhone.

Stitched Panoramic of the untouched snow (click to see full size) - those are my footprints

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Looking to the North at the snow covered Flatirons

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In mid-April/2013, Colorado had quite a bit of "late" snow/weather ... so on a sunny April 18th morning, I took a walk around the open space surrounding our neighborhood. It was quite beautiful and peaceful as I tromped through a foot of snow.
Near the end of my walk, I came across some trees/bushes were some Robins were warming up in the morning sun.

The Robin "puffs up" to stay warm

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Flying off the branch - mouseover image to see in action!

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Another Robin closeup - looks a bit chilly

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There was quite a few of them on the sun-facing branches

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Plus quite a few on the ground

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Here's an "action sequence" of another Robin taking flight

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Earlier that morning, this coyote walked right in front of me ... but rapidly ran off
By time I got my camera out, he was quite far away - better coyote pictures here

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Photography Notes: Pictures taken with a Canon 7D and 18-200 lens - bummer I didn't have my big-dog telephoto with me.