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Small Purple Wildflower
Sunset over My Church
Behind the Curtain
Bottom of the Waterfalls at Spruce Lake Retreat
An old fence while walking through a creek in Willet, NY.
A regular visitor. Male Gray Fox
Zoom to the Moon
Make a wish
Beauty in the Park
Fall color at Lower Lewis River Falls, Washington
Morning Song
Kormodo Halidu, A Tchauro
Tulips in the Park.
Autumn Glow
Sunset at paradise
Autumn Glow
Butterfly enjoying a Flower
Judgment Day
Judgment Day
Dragonflies Over Water
Dragonflies Strange Love.
12th Annual Photo Contest
Morning Song

Early one morning, I was photographing the prairies of southwestern Minnesota when I heard the song of a Dickcissel. I looked in the direction of the sound and saw that the bird was not far from where I stood. Behind it were layers of gray clouds, so I wasn't hopeful that I would get a meaningful shot. I hiked over to it anyway, and set up my camera just in case. All of a sudden the clouds opened up and the sun poured through just as the Dickcissel began his song once again. I took this image just before the sun went back behind the clouds.

TAGS: Bird, Light, Minnesota, Song, United States

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© John Duren.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2014
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 13, 2014, 7:21 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f8
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PHOTO LOCATION Luverne, Minnesota, United States of America