Environmental Interactions: South Bingera

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Comments (19)

jeff_msn123 on March 29, 2012

Well capture. Wonderful shot. LIKE

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Eliton Sloma on March 30, 2012

Belíssima foto

Muito bonita


Saudações Ueliton,Brasil

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 30, 2012

Well.I'm puzzled by what I see here Ian because it bears little resemblance to the shape on the GE map..So I'm guessing the reason for your title is just that..The interaction has had this dramatic effect on the aquatic growth..It begs the question, how and why?

I've absolutely no doubt that you will have the answers!

Best wishes sent your way :)


GasGasL€X on March 30, 2012

As Jim says...

Ian Stehbens on March 30, 2012

Thanks Jeff. The colour of the red soil gives life to the photo, and the stored water gives life to the land. This dam is used by the sugar-cane grower for irrigation. There are lots of interesting patterns to be seen from the air.



Ian Stehbens on March 30, 2012

I am pleased that you have appreciated the beauty of colour and patterns, Ueliton. Thanks for your visit to my gallery.


Ian Stehbens on March 30, 2012

Dear Jim and GasGas,

Thanks for your visits and comment and inquiry.

I think the main element of the puzzle is the different scale of the GE image and the large scale of this photo, Jim. If the GE image is enlarged, I think you'll find there is a pretty close resemblance. The camera direction is SW.

The water level in the D-shaped pond is a little higher in my pic. The other difference is that the paddock west of the quadrilateral pond in the GE image has ratoon cane growing in it in that image, but in my photo that field has been sprayed to kill the ratoon cane prior to cultivation and re-planting.

The area has a semi-tropical climate and is coastal so vegetation grows rapidly compared say with European conditions.

I hope that is some help.

Thanks sincerely for your inquiry and wishes.

Kindest regards,


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 30, 2012

Gotcha! turned the image 90 anti-clock and it's just about the same..Is the ratoon cane harmful in some way Ian?

©IR Stehbens on March 30, 2012

Glad you have got it oriented, Jim. As for ratoon cane, it is a valuable crop and is harvested 2 or 3 years/times, but then its yield is too low, so it is removed, fallowed and replanted with a new cane crop.


bdeh on March 30, 2012

Great picture Ian. Greetings Berend

tirulero1 on March 30, 2012

Un territorio ancora molto bel tutelato,Like,saluti Antonio

Ian Stehbens on March 31, 2012

Thanks Berend.


Ian Stehbens on March 31, 2012

I like the surprising pattern and strong colours, Antonio. Thanks for your encouragement.


Ian Stehbens on April 1, 2012

Greetings, Mariano. Thanks for your encouragement. I enjoy flying with the camera, especially in ultralight aircraft.


♫ Swissmay 3 on April 8, 2012

Dear Ian, I love your air views, you make us fly and we get quite a different overview and larger horizons, thank you!

All my best wishes to you and your family for a lovely Spring! May

♫ Swissmay 3 on April 8, 2012

I wanted to have it as a favourite in my collection, but Google doesn't let me have it :( I'll try later again...

gezginruh on May 17, 2012

Very well capture!!!!

Best greetings. Fü

Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

Dear May,

Thank you once again for the lovely greetings, and for your appreciation once again. I am always delighted when we are able to communicate for you are such an encourager and a most erudite friend. I would love to be flying more often.... right now my son is taking off from Mt Isa to fly a small aircraft all the way back to Brisbane. Just as well I am not with him, or I would be flooding Panoramio with too many aerials of inland Australia! It is vast, but the variety of landscapes and diversity of patterns is most interesting.

I hope that you were able to add this image to your favourites as you intended.

Warmest regards,


Ian Stehbens on May 25, 2012

Thank you . The orange soils and the deep waters of the dam make a lovely complementary design. It appealed to me.


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