The elk and the house wrens may have been the stars of my wildlife show during my day in Rocky Mountain National Park. But they had a fine supporting cast to work with, as well.
Red-naped Sapsucker eventually did, flying back to the hole every several minutes with food for the hungry young mouths. I shot this at 500 ISO, and really should have gone up to at least 1000 to give myself greater depth of field and/or a faster shutter speed. But still not a bad capture. The mosquitoes discouraged me from sticking around longer to take more.
Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel was eagerly stuffing his cheeks with dandelion leaves along the trail around Sprague Lake.
mule deer buck, antlers still in velvet.
Clark's Nutcrackers at Rainbow Curve on Trail Ridge Road. They still hung around hoping for handouts.
Dian Fossey started studying gorillas because "Nutcrackers in the Mist" just doesn't haven't the right ring to it.
White-crowned Sparrows. Even at 1000 ISO I couldn't get both of them in focus, despite them being virtually in the same plane. I wonder if I should have really gone up even higher. Probably, since a little graininess would have been worth it to have them both sharp.
One rainy day in RMNP, and 36 images of scenery, elk, house wrens and other critters I felt were good enough to share with the world. Plus a head full of even more wonderful memories. Can't beat a day like that. :)