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.