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The chipmunks in Rocky Mountain National Park are tame and hang around every lookout point in hopes of scoring a free snack. I took this photo at 10,000 feet in Rocky Mountain National Forest with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens..

The Milky Way as seen from within the rock formations at the Paint Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado, about 30 miles east of Colorado Springs. I took this photo using a Canon 70D DSLR camera a Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens. This image consists of two exposures, one long exposure for the Milky Way itself, and a second, light painted shot of the rock formations. 

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A less traveled trail off Old Stage Road in Colorado Springs, Gray Back Peak Trail offers wonderful views of the Pikes Peak region, including nearby Mount Rosa and Almagre Mountain. I took this photo while hiking the trail, using a Canon 70D and a Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens. 

I love the sight of the moon during the day. I captured this image with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a TMB92L refractor telescope.

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Here's a photo of my (now) wife waiting for dark at the Pines Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado, before a night of Milky Way imaging. I took this photo with a Canon 70D and a Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens.

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I photographed this bullfrog at a botanical garden in eastern Kansas, using a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG telephoto lens.

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I photographed this bullfrog at a botanical garden in eastern Kansas, using a Canon 70D DSLR camera and a Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG telephoto lens.

The fall Milky Way as seen from within the rock formations at Paint Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado. This image is a composite of two photos taken with a Canon 70D and a Rokinon HD8M-C 8mm f/3.5 HD fisheye lens, one of the the Milky Way and a second, light painted shot of the foreground. 

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I always try and get a window seat when I fly so that I can grab a few pics of the world below. While flying over Connecticut on a work trip back in 2015, I managed to see and photograph my first "glory." Here's a Wikipedia article that explains this optical phenomenon. I took this photo with an old Samsung phone.

I took this photo on July 18, 2015, just after sunset from the Paint Mines Open Space in Calhan, Colorado. You can see the crescent moon just above the horizon, Jupiter in the upper middle, and Venus in the upper-left corner. I took this photo with a Canon 70D DSLR camera and Sigma AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG telephoto lens.