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Hedge apples ~ Osage Orange ~ Maclura pomifera by Steve Renich

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Taken by
Steve Renich Steve Renich
Explore score
0.79 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 05, 2008
Date taken
Nov 03, 2008

GigaPan; Canon SD850 4x optica...


This image shows the fruit of the Osage Orange tree. The gnarly tree on the right of the image is the source for a portion of this fruit the remainder borne of nearby trees. This is not a natural collecting of the fruit but is a result of groundskeeper?s efforts to keep the links clear. A clue to the nature of the area is within the pile of apples. These trees while not native to Kansas are now common, often grown in a hedgerow along field edges for erosion control having been introduced in the 30's. The branches sport thorns with a long lasting painful bite. The wood is dense, a high btu firewood albeit with sparks. It is naturally decay resistant and is used as fence posts with a lifespan of many years. The wood is dark in color with a rich hue but difficult to work.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3510 (Windows)
Panorama size: 786 megapixels (36938 x 21284 pixels)
Input images: 238 (17 columns by 14 rows)
Field of view: 167.9 degrees wide by 96.7 degrees high (top=40.5, bottom=-56.2)
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Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Image size: 3264x2448 (8.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2008-11-03 17:20:46 - 2008-11-03 17:46:14
Aperture: f/5.5
Exposure time: 0.002 - 0.2
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 140.4 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 37.0 to 63.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 39.5 to 49.6 percent
Computer stats: 3062.36 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 6:29:12 (1:38 per picture)
Alignment: 1:04:55, Projection: 19:00, Blending: 5:05:16

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