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The Crooked Bush No2 by Don Guinn

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Taken by
Don Guinn Don  Guinn
Explore score
1.29 Gigapixels
Date added
May 24, 2011
Date taken
May 22, 2011

Epic 100


These Crooked Aspen trees have been observed growing near Mayfair, Saskatchewan since the 1940's. Speculation as to why these trees grow this way has ranged from Flying Saucers to the chemistry of the soil. Most likely it is a rare genetic mutation found nowhere else. Nominated as one of Canada's 7 natural wonders the Crooked Bush placed in the top 54.
"There have been reports of people getting dizzy and light-headed in the bush. Only the brave go into the bush on the light of a full moon. Local cattle stay out of the bush without a fence. Why ? There is a mystery and beauty in these silent sentinals that guard the secrets of their origin held deep within their roots and the soil below. Respect its uniqueness and above all preserve this natural wonder."

Even today people continue to disrespect this natural wonder by carving their initials into the bark in many places.

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  1. Dave Belcher

    Dave Belcher (April 16, 2016, 06:01AM )

    Just visited this place last week www.gigapan.com/gigapans/186251

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Panorama size: 1287 megapixels (55840 x 23048 pixels)
Input images: 312 (24 columns by 13 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 148.6 degrees high (top=83.8, bottom=-64.8)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D60
Image size: 3872x2592 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-05-22 12:31:50 - 2011-05-22 13:04:18
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure time: 0.004
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 82.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 36.3 to 87.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 29.8 to 46.8 percent
Computer stats: 8116.36 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 2:04:08 (24 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:09:15, Projection: 8:46, Blending: 46:06
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