Morning Shots on the High Plains

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A day of target shooting on a cloudy day.

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Barn swallows were up to their usual acrobatic antics.

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Willow flycatchers were everywhere. Once we’d put enough holes in our targets for the day, I snagged my camera from the truck and bounded off to start snapping pictures.

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On the drive back I saw a number of hawks hunting.

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A barn swallow, buzzing the thistle.

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A little chirper.

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I love that you can see light through the farthest edges of this swallow’s feathers against the sky.

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Red-tailed hawks and prairie falcons appeared on telephone poles and railroad tracks, eyeing the area for any small critters moving about.

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It’s a bit of a downer having to drive back to town to return to the world again.

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A Golden Saturday


Golden is a beautiful gem in Colorado.  This weekend took me to wander Lookout Mountain and the historic Buffalo Bill Museum.

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A note to anyone also deciding to visit on a Saturday: Be extremely cautious of the numerous cyclists who take the same, winding route up the mountain at 20mph with you.

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The views are classic Colorado at the top. However when you’re also looking for the perfect mountain peak photo, it seems there’s always a pine tree just where you point your lens.

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Next to the museum is an overlook location that you can see nearly all of Golden as well as downtown Denver and its surrounding cities, including the haze common on hot days.

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The Cody gravesite sits a very short walk from the museum.

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The museum was an interesting walk-through and displays several historic and colorful artifacts from Cody’s life. Photos, swords, rifles, pistols, costumes and a plethora of accounts of his countless ventures.