I haven’t had the best of luck getting photographs here in Colorado. I did manage to get a few at Pike’s Peak, but I wasn’t really happy with them. I should have gotten some great shots the next day at the zoo in Colorado Springs, but my camera battery was drained for the first time ever. I blame it on the fact that we were going to Garden of the Gods, which seems to be a jinx for me. The pictures I took there two years ago were trashed by iPhoto before it was able to handle RAW format.
I did manage to get out today and take a few bird pictures, though the first time out I managed to get rained out. Seems like I must have brought the Pacific Northwest with me.
My favorite picture so far is this one of a kestrel that was floating in one place for several seconds:
this white butterfly next to the purple lupine
and, this shot of a Brewers’ blackbird that made me see the varied hues for the first time ever.