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Dimensions3008 x 2000
Original file size3.22 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken9-Aug-07 09:24
Date modified9-Aug-07 09:24
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D50
Focal length22 mm
Focal length (35mm)33 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/400 at f/10
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Church Oak 0001

Church Oak 0001

New Braunfels
Comal County, Texas
29 42.198' N 98 07 .676' W

An Indian legend is associated with this tree. On a concrete marker at the base of the tree is inscribed: "Folklore says that here, in the dawn of Texas history, stood an Indian village in which one of the early missionaries lingered many days; that here a vision of the chief's daughter freed the first German in Texas. Tradition says that under this tree Mass was offered by the Abbe Em Domenech in 1849."

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)