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Best Of 2008

(January 1st - December 30th, 2008)

G. Donald Bain

Dead for a Thousand Years

Bill Bailey

Desert Red Tailed Hawk & Saguaro Cactus

Gold Camp, Arizona, USA

August 10, 2008, 10:30 am local

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© 2008 Bill Bailey, All Rights Reserved.

Shot in the hot Arizona Desert just outside Gold Camp Arizona about 60 minutes east of Phoenix. I captured a Red Tailed Hawk circling above and thought it was a nice addition having it flying over this huge Saguaro Cactus. A large Saguaro cactus like this with 5 arms and reaching over 25 feet in total height is estimated to be about 200 years old. Also in the panorama you'll see some prickly pear cactus (survival food/water in the desert), Palo Verde Trees, an Iron Wood Tree, desert sage and Mesquite. The Superstition Mountain Range lies just to the west in the background - home of the lost Dutchman Gold Mine.

USA-Canada / USA-Arizona

Lat: 33° 22' 33" N
Long: 112° 23' 13" W

Elevation: 2118

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Camera: Nikon D700, Lens: 10.5mm Nikkor (FX Mode), Panorama Head: Nodal Ninja 5 w/RD12 Rotator , Leveler: Fanotec EZ-Leveler-II, Tripod: Bogen 3001N

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