Watching the Plains Indian dancers has been the highlight of my Oklahoma State Fair visit and 2013 was no exception.  Canon 70D body paired with a 100-400L, raws converted and cropped in CS6. Images 2013 John Ferguson and may not be reused without prior authorization.  E-mail inquiries.

Grandfather drum

a smile before she takes flight





was taking shots of the fancy dancer and by chance got this shot ... "this is how they learn"

When I saw this first photo with the 8-sided yellow sunstar I was stunned.  Other lens are known to create a sunstar effect, but not the 100-400L.  First time I have seen it and google didn't turn up anything.  An omen from the healing power of the jingle dance. 







Fancy Dancer