Vertical Panorama of a Giant Redwood

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Vertical Panorama of a Giant Redwood

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Ok, so generally we are talking about photographing bonsai but this really is at the opposite end of the scale!
Wildlife photographer Michael Nichols wanted to photograph a 1500 year old, 300-foot-tall (91.5 meter) Redwood in a dense forest with no clear lines of sight. So he built a custom camera rig to take close-ups and then stitched them together.
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The result is a stunning composite of 83 different shots of this incredible tree.
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If you are loking for a good poster there is a huge foldout of the image in the October 09 issue of National Geographic.

Here's a link to the Youtube video of Nichols talking about the process of capturing the amasing image.
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thats absolutely amazing steven.

thanks for sharing it with us :D

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thanks steven, this image leaves me in absolute awe! 8-)
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Hey why does it have 3 trunks and two start half way up the trunk? The rules don't allow for that :lol:
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That's awesome, though I am more interested in the guy in yellow at the top!
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lol@jarrod.


speaking of the redwood, man i love these as bonsai. they are awesome, great butressing in the trunks.

i bought a starter swamp cypress because i couldnt get a redwood :D
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Very nice. Thank you for uploading Steven! I really appreciate it and the shot!

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That is amazing!
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Bretts wrote:Hey why does it have 3 trunks and two start half way up the trunk? The rules don't allow for that :lol:
Nice one Steven!
LOL Brett. Must be a free form Style :-)

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Shizengi or natural style of trick photography :shock: :roll: ;)
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Jarrod wrote:That's awesome, though I am more interested in the guy in yellow at the top!
Thats one awesome tree and I'm with you Jarrod have a go at the guy in yellow - freakishly high
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Hummm. I saw 4 men in red jackets and 2 others. Am I the only one here that see them?
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I can see the four in red, but I'm not so sure that yellow thing at the top is a man - and can't see the other one you're referring to Kvan.
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kvan64 wrote:Hummm. I saw 4 men in red jackets and 2 others. Am I the only one here that see them?
kvan, at first i thought you were seeing things, so i took the pic and enlarged it and sure enough there's 4 red jackets and 1 yellow up near the top, but i dont see the 6th man??? Good spotting mate :D Awesome tree Craig
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is this him?
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