Spent two days on the prairies of southwest Minnesota this weekend. I was looking to capture the beauty that exists and I somewhat succeeded. I went to Touch the Sky, Prairie Coteau, Hole in the Mountain, Mound Springs, Yellow Bank Hills. Touch the Sky was good on the north side, Prairie Coteau is good but I find it hard to photograph, Hole in the Mountain was beautiful on Sunday morning!!!!! Calm and beautiful sunrise, but I hate the windmills…….. Yellow Bank Hills – didn’t stay long. Mound Springs, need to go back there. Saw and photographed my first western kingbird, but it was sitting on a fence Blah….. Then I needed to photograph the Ball Cactus and I won’t tell you where that is. It is in one and only one place in Minnesota. While doing that, I was obviously close to a Common Nighthawk nest; never found it but this Nighthawk poised so well for me on a big granite rock that I had to photograph her! I could not believe my luck; just amazing.
Great trip will always go back.