Posts Tagged ‘farmland’

With autumn just around the corner many farmers near my home are now selling pumpkins and squash at the side of the road. This particular set-up, beside a soybean crop ready to harvest, caught my eye the other day. I couldn’t resist stopping to take several frames. I then proceeded to pick-up my 3 year old daughter from the babysitter and as we drove home, a few Turkey Vultures had gathered on our road, to feast on a dead Raccoon, killed by a car a few days ago. We stopped to see what might transpire and eventually one vulture landed on a fence post near the car. I shot the image below from the car with my 80-400 VR lens. My daughter’s curiosity led me to explaining why the vultures were eating a dead raccoon at the side of the road.

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Here’s one from a couple of weeks ago. These cotton clouds were irresistible as they were floating over this farmscape. The crop in the foreground is winter wheat and the crop near the barn is corn, in its early growth stage. I will be shooting this again soon as the winter wheat is now golden and almost ready to harvest. Often, when I am not on the road shooting I will go out for quick drives around my rural home for some agriculture photography.

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