One Armed Saguaro

One Armed Saguaro, Arizona

One Armed Saguaro, Arizona, June 1995

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For some reason or other, Mother Nature gave this saguaro only one arm…possibly to make him unique enough to be deemed photography worthy. I understand that it takes 60 years for a saguaro to grow the first arm, but this cactus was definitely old enough for two or three. I circled the desert giant a few times before finding the right composition, the angle that showed the most power and strength.

Copyright 2018, O. Bisogno Scotti, All Rights Reserved

Nikon N90S SLRAF NIKKOR AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200 mm f/2.8D EDexposure: not recorded, Kodachrome 64 Professional color transparency film, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3047 studio head,  Plustek OpticFilm 7600i Ai, 35 mm film scanner, LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast 8 scanner software.

 

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