Circular Pattern, Macadamia Nuts and Canefields, Promisedland, Queensland

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Comments (6)

bdeh on November 6, 2012

Excellent picture and great figures Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on November 6, 2012

Thanks Berend. When I see circular irrigation patterns I normally think of low crops such as pasture, cotton, beans or even sugarcane, but this macadamia orchard was a surprise for me.

Warm regards,


pedrocut on November 20, 2012

Hi Ian

Love all of you photos from air.

Strange how the memory works, I thought of a tag of yours I presumed I had looked at, something like Landscape repetition!

Anyway certainly a huge crop circle.

Best wishes from England, Peter

Ian Stehbens on November 23, 2012

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your appreciative visit to my gallery. Glad you enjoy aerials. The only time I was airborne over UK (other than international flights) was when gliding from the Cleveland Hills (Carlton Bank) on one spectacularly clear but icy day many years ago. And what a visual joy that was, then.

These 32 circles, plus some arcs, might be the work of the crop circle artists of UK, 'cept that one is unlikely to flatten nut trees by wearing boards on one's feet. :)

Best wishes,


bdeh on November 24, 2012

It reminds me of this picture I took in a plane Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on November 25, 2012

Neither in Nairobi nor Amsterdam are you likely to see irrigation circles, Berend, but in Egypt they make a stark contrast with the desert. In this case, I am not sure what the motivation for the circular pattern was, but it may have been for spray irrigation.



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