Circle makers are still findings fields out there - however mistakes are clearly visible. Look at the inner circle - slightly off center hence lost all proportions.

 
 
The month of August has been wet on and off so delays in harvest were inevitable. So therefore circle makers are taking the opportunity to cram in extra crop circles before seasons end.

Not sure what to make of this one - is it meant to be out of proportion or is the design intentional ? 
 

 
 
I like this crop circle for its simplicity and for its neat and tidy creation. Circle makers paid attention to detail by creating perfect radial construction lines and applied attention to the precise and even flattening process.
Images courtesy of cropcircleconnector
Video footage: By Matthew Williams

 
 
SHAME ON C.MALLETT - RED COLLIE, VAN DE BROEKE and BLT for continually trying to fool the public that something INCREDIBLE has happened in Dutch fields !

Here we go again - Knoll Down all over again.

The tiddly tiny maize crop circle made in Holland was made by Robbert Van De Broeke ! . Your own kids could make this in less than 10 minutes !! ( Cmon Robbert be a man and admit you are a fraudster ! )
By pushing the maize stems down at the root base with your hands or even feet will keep the plant alive as long as its still rooted to the ground !
Once again we see Charles Mallett, BLT and Red Collie trying to influence the public that some miracle has occurred. They are bonkers and need to go back to school to learn some botany basics!. Red Collie calls himself a scientist - bloody hell no wonder people don't trust science any more !!

THIS IS ABSOLUTE NONSENSE - This is nothing more than the plants own recovery system. When the plant is flattened by weather or by man plant it will naturally begin to rise towards the light/sun - its as plain as that !

Sorry folks but it makes me vomit seeing these named people make fools of you !!!
Charles Mallett states that its two and a half days recovery - Red Collie states that its 5 days !!!

Please read the article below which will beautifully explain to you how maize crop recovers after being flattened by weather.

Article and Images courtesy of:
http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/pestcrop/2011/issue18/index.html

An Example of "Recovery" From Severe Root-Lodging – (Bob Nielsen)

A thunderstorm with strong winds flattened hundreds of acres in eastern Indiana late in the afternoon of 22 July as a result of plants being partially uprooted. The appearance of damaged fields the morning after was demoralizing to growers and casual observers alike.

However, because many of these fields were planted extremely late due to a wet planting season, the plants were still in the late vegetative phase of development (1 to 2 weeks before tasseling) and, most importantly, still in the process of stalk elongation. Root-lodged stalks that are still elongating can respond to such root-lodging by slowly bending or "goose-necking" in an attempt to regain an upright stance. Such "goose-necking" is the result of changes in the distribution of plant growth hormones in the stalk tissue that cause more rapid elongation on the bottom side of the nearly horizontal stalks than on the top side.

As long as root damage caused by the lodging is not extreme and there is adequate soil moisture to foster additional root development during the recovery period, flattened fields of corn at these growth stages can "recover" fairly well. I put the word "recover" in quotes because severely root-lodged fields will usually not recover completely. However, if the damaged plants can goose-neck sufficiently and quickly enough by the time the field moves into the critical tassel/silk pollination period such that the portion of the stalk containing the silked ears is again upright, then pollination will likely be successful.

The three photos accompanying this article are from a 30-acre field at the Davis-Purdue Ag Center in Randolph County. The storm moved through the area late in the afternoon of 22 July and severely flattened hundreds, if not thousands, of corn acres in the area. The field had been planted 3 June, much later than desired because of the frustratingly late, wet planting season. However, the good news was that plant development was consequently delayed relative to the calendar and the field was still about one week away from tasseling and pollination. I say "good news" because the plants were still in their rapid growth phase with stalks still rapidly elongating.

The first photo shows the appearance of the damaged field the morning after the storm. I estimated 80-90% of the plants were root-lodged and nearly flat to the ground. The second photo shows the same field six days late on 28 July and the change in appearance is amazing. Dramatic bending of the horizontal lower stalk tissue resulted in "goose-necked" plants and, more importantly, enough upright growth to place the silking ears in a position to be exposed to pollen from the tassels.

Time will tell to what extent yield will be decreased and, unfortunately, there is no good comparison to even determine how much yield will be lost. With the hope that weather conditions during grain filling improves, the next big challenge will be harvesting the crop because of the difficulty of moving the combine header through the yet root-lodged lower portions of the crop canopy.

Related reading

Nielsen, R.L. (Bob). 2011. Prospects of Recovery for Root-Lodged Corn. Corny News Network, Purdue Univ. Extension. [online] Available at http://www.kingcorn.org/news/articles.11/FlatCorn-0726.html [URL accessed July 2011].
Whether  its wheat, barley or canola, similar principles of plant recovery apply !
Absolute proof of idiocy from Charles Mallett !!!
Here we have proof how Charles Mallett twists things in order to try and get public on his side from his own wrong doings. Just like the episode of Knoll Down 2012 which to this day he cannot accept that we saw this crop circle being made and what pisses Mallett off is that the Knoll Down Crop Circle was full of spectacular bent nodes.
HE SIMPLY CANT ACCEPT THAT HE IS WRONG ! So to cover up his inability he chooses to make up bullshit !. As seen below.

Andrew Pyrka NEVER implied that he could recreate bent nodes or physical effects BY HAND !. This is purely Malletts brain working rather irrationally !.
Andrew Pyrka stated in a reply ' Been there, done it and got the T-shirt !

So what was meant by the reply was that Andrew made crop circles which produced all the physical anomalies naturally like bent nodes and crop rising off the ground after a day or so after its creation IE: KNOLL DOWN WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE !

BECAUSE CHARLES MALLETT CANNOT UNDERSTAND SIMPLE BOTANY AND HOW PLANTS BEHAVE THIS IS HIS RETALIATION. A CHILD WHO THROWS HIS TOYS OUT OF A PRAM AND CRIES IF HE CANT GET HIS OWN WAY - IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN DESCRIBE THIS MAN. RATHER SAD AS ALL HIS ACTIONS ARE TO CONTINUE TO CON YOU THE PUBLIC !


HE WAS WRONG WITH KNOLL DOWN AND HE IS WRONG THE DUTCH MAIZE CIRCLE WHICH VAN DE BROEKE MADE !
Mallett in his rant has displayed an image of the Waylands Smithy maize formation from 2009. The reason why this crop did not fully regain the upright position was simply due to heavy visitor footfall and due the way it was created. Many plants were hacked with a machete as displayed in images below and large amount of the crop had snapped stems !
Machete hacked crop ! - crop will die and not recover !
Anyone who visited this formation would walk on pushed down stems. Heavy visitor footfall would crush a high percentage of downed crop.
Just to confirm why plant stems did not rise fully again - here is a report by Olivier Morel and Janet Ossebaard.
Snapped stem - crop will die and not recover !
The stems which have remained rooted are showing signs of rising back towards the light. So you are wrong in your original post and  wrong for calling me a liar Charles Mallett !!!
The crop which has been uprooted, snapped or crushed has died as seen by plant discoloration.
eport / Comments Our photographer Olivier Morel went with researcher, Janet Ossebaard to investigate this first formation of 2009 in Maize.  Below is Janet's report.

On 29 August, I received Mark Fussell’s ‘crop circle rumour’: a formation in corn (maize) at Uffington, west of the White Horse. I drove there and met up with French photographer and researcher Olivier Morel. From atop the hill we could clearly see the formation, consisting of quite a large number of circles, varying in size and forming a pattern that looked like a large S. We could see 3 large circles and many smaller ones surrounding those 3.

It is extremely difficult to find a formation in tall corn (approx. 2.5 metres/8 feet!) Even though we had located it from the hill top and we knew we had to count four trees backwards before entering the field, we searched for almost an hour; at times I got the feeling that we were completely lost in what seemed like a dense forest. Finally, using our cameras ona pole, we managed to properly locate the formation and stepped into what was our first corn formation…

I was somehow shocked by what I saw: the corn plants were severely damaged.  Most were ripped at the base (although at different heights), others were torn out of the soil with roots and all, and yet others seemed like they were neatly cut with a knife (see first thumbnail opposite). “Weapons of mass destruction” is what came to my mind.  If this was the real phenomenon, it had failed to be subtle; these plants would not survive... There were some very interesting features however.  The two outer circles contained 11 bars/pathways that ended with circles varying in size. From small to large, they surrounded the 2 large circles, thus forming an S-shape which seemed quite intricate.  The inner large circle contained 2 tufts of standing plants, surrounded by a nice swirl of flattened plants. Some of the smaller circles had surprising features, such as a tipi, off-centred swirls, multi-layering and even a tent (see 7th thumbnail opposite)! The latter reminded me of the one built of willows in the garden of the Silent Circle Café at Compton Bassett. At first sight I was in awe, but upon closer inspection, some the knots with which the stems had been tied together looked highly ‘suspicious’: one was simply a double knot which seemed utterly man-made (see 5th thumbnail opposite).

We found many footprints, although that doesn’t mean much. They could have been left behind by previous visitors or even by the farmer,  after all the formation was clearly visible from the white horse hill top. Yet, in order to actually find it one had to be quite focused and determined due to the size and density of the crop, which pointed once again in the direction of hoaxers. After all, most serious researchers have gone home by now, and tourists are not likely to go through the trouble of searching in the way Olivier and I had…

In short: the formation – being large and intricate – truly impressed me. Some features make me think it’s man-made: the many footprints, the damaged plants, the absence of biophysical anomalies, and the suspicious details such as the knots in the ‘tent’. Also, both Olivier and I felt no energy present. On the other hand, if the formation was indeed man-made, how could we explain the intricacy, the multi-layering, the fact that some stems had been missed by the flattening force, whereas they were only inches away from those that laid flat on the ground? Why were some nettles still standing (see 3rd thumbnail opposite), as if completely ignored by the flattening force? When I tried to push them down with my foot in order to see if they would fling back up again, they broke…

I cannot compare this corn formation with other corn formations, as this was my first. I can only say I truly enjoyed the experience of being in a large corn formation, in a gorgeous late summer afternoon, followed by a lovely meal in the nearby village inn. Life is good…

Janet Ossebaard, 2009
What a surprise ! Oh look ! A bent node/elongated node as found in one of the stems which did rise off the ground and survived the ordeal. Truly amazing what happens in MAN MADE CROP CIRCLES !!!
Image taken at Waylands Smithy formation by Olivier Morel !

 
 
Does this new crop circle resemble a Tribal Shield ?.
You can clearly see that at this time of year crop becomes harder to work with - hence imperfections become more visible.

Ackling Dyke (2), nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom. Reported 22nd August 2014

 
 
A folk style crop circle song for your enjoyment. Very good Dancing Hare - I love it !
Here are the lyrics if you wish to sing along. Enjoy

A celebration of the many years of crop circle designs, with links for further exploration. A song from dancing Hare album released in August 2014.
Lyrics:
Patterns of perfect geometry,
Messages from the constellations,
Whirls, loops and diamond shapes,
Signs of amazing science and nature.

Dusk through the night there’s stirring,
Mist over the tops of the corn,
Sounds of a paddle and tapping,
Under the moon until birdsong at dawn.

The organic artists of land,
The Banksy walls of the wheat,
Shuffling into the darkness,
Spiritual inspiration at our feet.

Doug and Dave or Julian and Matt,
Barge Inn designs and a pint at the bar
Circles from England and beyond,
Barrows and fields under the stars.

Groups of designs in the field,
As the sun rises do you believe?
Magical orb seen darting across,
As growing watchers gather to see.

Viewed from the road or sky,
The message is there in the rye,
Racing to see the lines in the field,
Before the plough waves them goodbye.

Images changing every year,
We’ve even seen them in the sand,
Amazing shapes drawing the crowds,
All made at the circle makers hand.

CHORUS:

Let’s raise a glass to the Circle maker
The croppies paddle and line,

 
 
Im sure I dont need to remind you that August produces the best looking crop circle out of the whole season but why ?
Thats a simple answer !
This new formation was reported on the 16th of August. By this time of the year its almost dark by 9:00 pm and it stays dark till 5:30am - giving the circle makers more night time hours to create bigger and more creative formations.
I have a feeling that the team who made the Ufton crop circle on 25th of June 2010 Warwickshire are responsible for this new creation, again in Warwickshire.

Farmer rightfully not pleased.
Nettle Hill, nr Ansty, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Reported 16th August.
This formation barely lasted one day - it has now been harvested by the farmer.
The shabby crop circle on the right was a little to large to make for the time of year - quite clearly circle makers run out of night time hours and probably run out of steam. Reported on June 18th in Yatesbury was slightly ambitious for the maker who didn't take into consideration that at this time of year we only get 4 hours of darkness - on cloudless nights you will be pushing 3.5 hours at the most !. But on August 16 ( date when the new ' All seeing eye was created ' ) circle makers would have at least 7 hours to play with. With a skilled team they probably would complete The Nettle Hill formation in between 5 to 6hrs at tops.

 
 
At this stage in the season wheat becomes harder to work with as the drooping seed heads catch against other seed heads  thus creating a Velcro effect when flattening so these artists did extremely well in creating a perfect formation. Well done !
Gussage St Andrews, Nr Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, United Kingdom. Reported 13th August

 
 
What I like about Crop circle connectors and Mat Gyros photography is that they show an image as it was captured. So if a crop circle looks rough then you will see it through their images exactly as it is - rough !. No touching up to hide imperfections or nasty paths created by the public. I fully appreciate that brightness, contrast and a touch of sharpness will be applied to brighten up an image, this is quite acceptable but when you begin to manipulate the image to influence the public through commercial products such as books and calendars then its absolutely  wrong as it gives the public the wrong impression. It is an absolute fact that the majority of crop circle believers decide that a crop circle is alien made through an image alone !. Images are highly influential especially the DOCTORED ONES !!! . Sad really but Cest La Vie !
So if you have bought a calendar or a book with crop circles looking razor sharp and crisp be rest assured that addition after effects have been added. Good old Photoshop !.

 
 
Due to the return of frequent rain fall, harvest has slightly been delayed so there are one or two fields sill out there for circle makers to squeeze in the odd circle here and there. Fields are wet and muddy and wheat seed heads are drooping which is not the best recipe for making perfect designs. 

The latest report  - a simple circular design in wheat.

Mixon, nr Etchilhampton, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Reported 12th August 2014