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Elk's On Notice
White Wolf's Winter Nap
Back of a Gray Tree Frog
Home on the Range
A Gray Tree Frog on a Wisteria vine.
Bird's Eye View: Snowy Egret Targets Fly
The Grand with Rolling Hills
Relaxing!
Raindrops on an Iris leaf
Boys in the sunset
Motown Taxi at your service
Patriotism in abundance
The Tetons Know No Boundries
Friendly ladybug on new blooms
Origins
My son with his new found love for cowboy life.
Mongooses on a cold day
Meskei's Skipper perched on a thistle flower in the central Texas hill country.
Hummingbird Still
Hummingbird Still
Hummingbird Still
A Balanced Diet
Bug, home and safe at last.
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Patriotism in abundance

When I am out shooting I have a certain look or asctetic I am going for. When I saw this flag flying in the wind it felt free and natural. I liked how the wind was moving it as I walked by. I see American flags at almost every house, every street, every store, but just how patriotic are we? What does patriotism mean to these people? It makes you think about these symbols that we use so frequently and what it truly means to us and why we choose to honor certain things.

TAGS: America, Flag, Home, West Virginia

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Rachael Petrie.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2018
Total Views: 47
Filed Under: The American Experience
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: June 1, 2018, 1:52 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T5
Focal Length: 45mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO3200
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PHOTO LOCATION Morgantown, West Virginia, United States of America