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Mako Sica

Mako Sica
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Copyright: Elizabeth Laden (eladen) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 17] (46)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-16
Categories: Desert, Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-14 14:03
Viewed: 5296
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United States.

The Badlands Wilderness protects 64,144 acres of the park as a designated wilderness area and is the site of the reintroduction of the black-footed ferret, the most endangered land mammal in North America.

The Stronghold Unit is co-managed with the Oglala Lakota tribe and includes sites of 1890s Ghost Dances, a former United States Air Force bomb and gunnery range, and Red Shirt Table the park's highest point at 3,340 feet.

To the Lakota, this harsh and desolate landscape was known as "mako sica," meaning “land bad." Early French trappers similarly described the area as “bad lands to travel across." Today, geologists consider all the places in the world with similar topography and formation badlands.

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This is a great panorama shot. Especially like the way you used the bush to give depth to the picture. Also the warm earth colors. Thanks for showing that great work and the interesting note!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-06-14 18:51]

Beautiful shot Elizabeth,
It's been a few years since My wife (Rosie) and I visited the Badlands, but you have captured it perfectly in this photo.
You composed this shot wonderfully with the yellow bush in the foreground. Great job!!

beautiful pic! but tell us something about this plant! TFS Ori

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-16 9:46]

Hi Elizabeth.
You have selected subject for shooting with great taste. I like the picture a lot. Alive plant among the dead landscape. Great choice. DOF, razor sharpness of the image, excellent POV and composition impress my imagination. Bravo and my best wishes for your long way in wild photography.
P.S. Many thanks for kind words as a comment and interest.

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