We had a nice heavy spring snow this weekend here in Denver. It wasn’t as much as I had anticipated but decided to cancel my trip to the Sand Dunes. The Great Sand Dunes National Park trip has been rescheduled to happen in a couple of weeks just in time for a nice large moon. I did however venture out to our oasis in the city, Cherry Creek State Park to see what I could find after the storm. The roads were still quite icy, but the morning sun started to warm the park and start the thaw.
I spotted a flock of geese on the southwest side of the reservoir huddled as the morning sun started to shine on the ice-covered reservoir inlet marsh. Many still had their heads tucked into their warm feathers to stay warm from the over night frost, but a few starting to stretch their legs and come up from a cold over night slumber. I captured this small group sitting on top of the frozen ice next to some winter marsh grass as they enjoyed their morning sun bath.
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
- Lens Multiplier: Canon 2x EF Extender III CANON 2X (Teleconverter)
- ISO: 100
- Focal Length: 400 mm
- Aperture: f/5.6
- Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.
- Post Processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Software For Mac, Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4