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During Old Fashioned Saturday festivities in Northwood, North Dakota, a threshing demonstration was given using a 1912 75HP Case Steam Engine.
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Warp speed ahead! I like to give my viewers an image that can tell many stories. To me I see a ship warping into space. Some people may only see a plant. I wanted to focus on the tones of this plant i
Native spirit dance in Nevada desert
Summer in the Suburbs
A man without a home. I met this man on the streets. I asked him if I could take his picture. We talked for awhile about life. He told me he needed to stop and slow things down for the day. He was 87
Walking to the Capitol of Iowa my friends and I decided to stroll through sculpture park. I just wanted to create an image that was surreal and interesting.
The sun sets over the farmland along a lonely stretch of highway in Eastern North Dakota.
Nomade at night. Sculpture park in Des Moines Iowa is a wonderful place to lose yourself. This sculpture is just super at night.
Dancing Dummies (Retail Mannequins in the high-dollar mall)
Surprize. I captured this fleeting moment while at the zoo. These silly goats seemed to come out of nowhere.
Frost adheres to the branches and berries during a cold winter's day.
In the farmland of Western North Dakota this fox brings lunch to her kids who are patiently waiting down the road.
Swimming on vacation my bestfriend's son was attempting to hold his breath for a minute. I happened to have my camera by my side when all of a sudden he emerged from the water. I had almost missed thi
Shatter Silence a sculpture about cival rights in Des Moines Iowa. I woke up early and drove down to my Capitol to get some images during sunrise, but before I got those images I took some in low ligh
Fishing boat on the Rio Purus in Brazil
Capturing the sun set just as the fisherman was going to through the net.
Focusing on part of a subject can sometimes be more interesting than the entire subject. My favorate place to think between classes is at my university green house. I was attracted to this plant becau
Photo taken of old Tonka truck at the Community Garden in Haines, Alaska
Early signs of fall. I am always searching for textures and odd patterns in nature. I was out shouting one last time for summer images and I was excited to come across some plants that seemed more int
Hidden in plain sight. On a very hot summer day I somehow noticed this bug hidding in the grass. I was amazed by how difficult it was to locate this bug each time I looked up to change a setting on my
Buzz worthy. One day this summer I was out working on some nature photography and I decided to get some macro photos of this hoard of bees. At first I was really scared to move in close, but with each
The fairy moon...a claud that looks like a fairy lady whispering on the moon
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Surprize. I captured this fleeting moment while at the zoo. These silly goats seemed to come out of nowhere.

Surprize. I captured this fleeting moment while at the zoo. These silly goats seemed to come out of nowhere.

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Marshalltown, Iowa, United States of America
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© Michael Ficken.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2011
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 2, 2011, 2:20 p.m.
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Camera Model: DSLR-A300
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PHOTO LOCATION Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America