Ken Papaleo: X Marks the Shot

Colorado - Day Tripper 5 - Pollen in the Foothills.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5DMark II
ISO - 400
Shutter Speed - 1/800 sec.
F/stop - f/8
Lens - EF 70/200 zoom


 My wife, Pam, showed me a shot she took of the pollen, with her cell phone, in our area. It's been pretty bad this year. So I went out looking for more pollen photos. I found this stream just covered with it. The ducks and geese made interesting photos.

Photo by Pam Papaleo









Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - New Post- Day Tripper 4 - Evergreen Lake.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO -400
Shutter Speed - 1/250 sec.
F/stop - 11
Lens - 70/200 zoom

We had a small spring snow storm so I took a quick ride to Evergreen Lake. While photographing scenics along comes "Sneaky Pete" on his paddle board. Using a large f/stop I was able to get the reflection and board sharp. The bright orange life vest made the shot.








Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - Papaleo - NEW POST - Some Birds that I Found in Colorado.


"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon EOS-1D Mark II
ISO - 400
Shutter Speed - 1/1000 sec.
F/stop - 5.6
Lens - 500 mm + converta  


I have been photographing birds every once-in-awhile and have a collection of some of my favorites. 


















Ken Papaleo Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



Colorado - Papaleo New Post - Kearney Nebraska Scenics




"X Shot" information
Camera - Canon EOS 5D Mark II
ISO - 3200
Shutter Speed - 1/125 sec
F/stop - 2.8
Lens - 70/200 zoom

Last week I was in Kearney Nebraska to photographer the sandhill cranes migration. Where ever my shooting takes me, I always look for scenic and feature photos. Here are a few from Kearney.










Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615




Colorado - Papaleo New Post- Kearney Nebraska Cranes.




"X Shot" information.
Camera - Canon 5D Mark II
ISO -6400
Shutter Speed - 1/13 sec.
F/stop - 14
Lens - 300/2.8
Tripod and 1.4 converter used.

I had covered the cranes in Monte Vista Colorado for many years so this year something new was needed. The cranes in Nebraska always interested me, so Dennis and I headed there. Dennis is the NREAL photographer and also worked with me at the former Rocky Mountain News. We found way more birds but they were over a very large area. Morning and evenings were fruitful, with nice light and sky. Shooting during the day was harder. With so many huge corn fields for the cranes to choice from, first you had to find them, and most of the time the where located in the middle of a square mile field. Even with our 500 mm lens and converters, we couldn't get many situations for up close shots. So when you found one, we shot, using my car as a blind. 




















Ken Papaleo
Colorado Photographer
303-674-0615



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Evergreen, Colorado, United States
I worked for the Rocky Mountain News for 28 years, until they went out of business. I now do freelance work, post this weekly blog, ski and play with my four grand children. I still have the love to get out and take photographs, which brings me great peace and comfort.

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