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Just Before Sunrise

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Awaiting Sunrise

While visiting my parents in Gold Canyon AZ, I decided to rise early and drive out to Peralta Road on the south side of the Superstition Mountains for some sunrise shots. I was given more than just a sunrise as I discovered this owl perched on a saguaro. I believe it is a Great Horned Owl and is probably searching for one more morsel before finding a cool place to spend the day. There is something special about being there just before sunrise.


Written by Monte Stevens

November 20, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Beautiful Monte. Predawn is one of my favorite times of day. Great capture. The owl makes the image for me.

    Drew Fulton

    November 20, 2009 at 12:09 am

  2. Wonderful photo! I love the richness of the orange that a sunrise or sunset produces. Have a good weekend!


    November 20, 2009 at 8:59 am

  3. Really nice, right place right time.


    November 20, 2009 at 10:31 am

  4. That is a wonderful capture, my early-rising friend!


    November 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

  5. You and Susan are peas in a pod. Desert, dawns, the Superstitions.
    The name Superstitions conjures up many wonderings for me.


    November 24, 2009 at 4:57 pm

  6. Wow, while I was there I had always wanted to meet an owl. I lived in Mesa for three years. Very nice.

    Chris Klug

    November 28, 2009 at 10:02 am

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