Category Archives: Country Living

Quiet Country Lane

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This country lane is located at Jubilee College State Park just 15 minutes outside of Peoria, Illinois.  Shadowed on the left foreground is a bean field and in the distance – a corn field. The image was shot on an early, partly cloudy, summer evening.

Dan O. De Ment

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A Male Hummingbird on Guard

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This male, trust me it is a male, has staked out our front porch feeder as his own.  As most of you know hummingbirds are extremely territorial and will fiercely drive off any intruding bird.  This male will set on the feeder for 15 to 30 minute periods without flying off – once in a while taking in some nectar.  If an intruder stops by he usually simply flaps his left side wing and the intruder  darts off.  Once in a while he has to chase them but he quickly returns.

I had to shoot these through our front window screen so they’re not the greatest.

Dan O. De Ment