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Michael Menefee
Works at Colorado Natural Heritage Program
Attended Colorado State University
Lived in Fort Collins, CO
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Autumn's Reign

Here we see a light rain washing over some changing aspen in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.  What a great fall we had!
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Lovely Michael!
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Cedar Waxwing in Paradise

Yep, the gorgeous waxwings are back indulging on the mountain ash berries!  Every winter we can count on our neighbor's mountain ash tree to become inundated with waxwings and other boozy berry loving birds. If you have berry-laden trees in your neighborhood, be sure to check for birds imbibing on the fruit! 
Image notes: Double-processed raw to protect highlights on the bird's crest.

#Birding #BirdPhotography #Nature #photography #Colorado  
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The Leviathan Live Oaks of Audubon Park
Of all the trees I saw in Audubon Park in New Orleans, this enormous oak was one of the most impressive. Surrounded by a thick moat of mud this nicely symmetrical tree must have a spread of over 100 feet. It's made even more impressive when we remember Hurricane Katrina and that this fairly exposed tree survived.  Was it always so alone?  Did it once have more Spanish moss?

#Oak #NewOrleans #LA #blackandwhitephotography #AudubonPark  
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+Michael Menefee outstanding photo!!!!    this is awesome.
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New Orleans Garden District Distinction

The stately homes in the Garden District of New Orleans harken back to the age of the southern mansion.  This image was taken off St. Charles peering through the fence, and to me it has a slightly spooky feel.

#NOLA #City #Architecture #Photography  
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Just returned from visiting NOLA for the first time  - loved New Orleans - such a beautiful city and amazing, friendly vibe.   Miss the Hurricanes and Gumbo ....... 
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Morning Blaze

This early winter we have had one amazing sunrise after another along the Front Range of Colorado.  Here's one from Fort Collins, CO at Arapaho Bend Natural Area that particularly blew me away.

#Colorado #Photography #Sunrise #FortCollins  
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+Karen Gorur I am so sure that Tali would have a blast!! She would!!  I know you would too - if the weather is nicer. Right now, arctic edge of it is with us.
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Rays to the Primrose

I still have quite a few images in my archive from the epic once in a decade primrose bloom out at the Pawnee Grasslands that happened this past spring.  This one may be one of my favorites.  With the sun stuck behind the clouds it created some amazing rays complementing this impossible sky that lasted for only a short while.  

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend ahead!

#Sunset #Landscape #Colorado #Photography #PlusPhotoExtract  
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+Michael Menefee Happy Birthday
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Spring Dreams of the Central Shortgrass Prairie

A view from last spring of our beloved Central Shortgrass Prairie in the area of Pawnee National Grassland here in northern Colorado.  I am not sure we will get another insane primrose bloom like last year, but we are starting to catch up on moisture so here's hoping!

#Stormchasing #weather #Colorado #Photography #Lightning #PlusPhotoExtract #WX #weather  
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Michael, I love the country out there in eastern Colorado. You have a great eye for showing it off.
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Saint Louis Cathedral: The Sentinel of New Orleans

St. Louis Cathedral is a spectacular piece of architecture showcasing elements of Renaissance and Spanish Colonial styles.  The iconic cathedral is nicely set off being flanked by the historic Cabildo building on the left side and the equally historic Presbytere on the right. The sense of history that exudes throughout the French Quarter in New Orleans is palpable and this area around Jackson Square seems almost too historic to be in America for a someone like me that grew up in Colorado. I almost felt like I was more in an old vintage European city as I wandered around enjoying the sights. NOLA is a fantastic city to visit!

Image notes: I manually combined two exposures for this image, one for foreground and one for sky.

#NewOrleans #Photography #Travel #Cathedral #architecture  
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Always! And I always tipped the street musicians.  :)
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Foggy Dawn

A look at the sunrise thorough a thick blanket of fog.  This was a special morning, I am sure I will still have more to share down the line.  

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

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San Juan Early Autumn

We visited the San Juan Mountains of Colorado just before fall color peaked, and with even being a bit early the range of color was incredible this year!

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I love the gorgeous colors!!   It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the +Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!  
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Early Winter's Foggy Morn

We don't get widespread fog all that often along the Front Range, typically it just lurks around the river basins.  But early this winter we were treated to some perfect fog conditions coupled to a light frost that really lent a special feel to the landscape.  This image was taken just east of Fort Collins looking west towards the Rocky Mountains catching first light above the fog.

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year!!!

#Landscape #Sunrise #Colorado #Photography  
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amazing photos. 
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Sometimes All You Need is a Little Free Library

It's so much fun to find these!  Am I the only one in love with these cute little libraries? This one was found in the beautiful Garden District in New Orleans, LA. You can learn more about the Little Free Library movement here:

Hoping everyone has a safe and fun Halloween!

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  • Colorado State University
    B.A. Political Science
  • The Evergreen State College
    Masters of Environmental Studies
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Science geek, conservation biologist, photographer and computer nerd that loves to explore.
Conservation Biologist and Photographer
  • Colorado Natural Heritage Program
    Environmental Reivew and Data DIstribution Coordinator, 2002 - present
  • Photographer & Conservation Scientist
  • The Nature Conservancy
    Field Worker - Weed mapping - GIS technician, 2001 - 2001
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