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November 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Some people may think that prairie landscape is boring.  Some folks even teased me - “Did you see grass moving there?” 

Actually prairie is quite a sight to see, not to mention it plays a very important role in our ecosystem.  Many species including birds, insects, and plants depend on it.  Sadly, these precious grasslands are disappearing from our landscape. 

With a good amount of rain this year, flowers were thriving.  Grey-headed Coneflower and Prairie Blazing Star were blossomed as far as my eye could see.   I closed my eyes and took a deep breath of fresh air.  All I could hear was the sound of grass waving in the wind. 

One late evening thunderclouds approached from the west.  I scrambled for my wide angle lens, a polarizer filter, and a graduated neutral density filter.  The light was fading fast and I knew I had less than a few minutes to capture the scene.  In fact, I didn’t know what I had until I got home and really took a look at the image.  And it took my breath away.

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  1. Thara
    November 19th, 2010 at 20:51 | #1

    Absolutely amazing! I love your work.

  2. Charles Hargrove
    July 21st, 2012 at 15:53 | #2

    I just visited your exhibit at The Boone County Museum and Gallery. Stunning is an understatement! “Prairie” is my favorite so far. I plan to go back for a closer look when things aren’t so busy there. My wife was down there this afternoon an commented on the hawk about to strike the grouse. I didn’t notice it last night nor did I see it in your gallery. It might be something I have to buy her for her birthday in Sept. if it becomes available.

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