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Extatosoma tiaratum (Orange Giant Prickly Stick) and Phyllium celebicum (Green Moving Leaf): Butterfly Wing of the Houston Museum of Natural Science 2/4 by David Engle

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Taken by
David Engle David Engle
Explore score
0.07 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 01, 2009
Date taken
Aug 28, 2009

Nikon D7100


An Update: The actual names of these two insects was provided to me by a very nice lady who works for the Museum of Natural Science and the correction has been applied.

Actually, it is called the Cockrell Butterfly Center and Insect Zoo, but I have always heard it as the Butterfly Wing of the Museum. At any one time, it seems like there may be thousands of butterflies in this enclosure and in this particular panorama, we see a museum volunteer holding a Orange Giant Prickly Stick with Green Moving Leaf insect on his chest. Additional information concerning a Giant Prickly Stick can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extatosoma_tiaratuma Will open in a new tab or window and information for the Green Moving Leaf is here: tinyurl.com/nyccbx Will open in a new tab or window
Note: The Orange Giant Prickly Stick is from Australia and the Moving Green Leaf is from Malaysia.

A full description of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, including an external photo of the Butterfly Wing, can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Museum_of_Natural_Science Will open in a new tab or window
This panorama was taken hand-held with a Nikon D70 camera using a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens and attached to the camera was a SB800 flash unit.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4329 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 66 megapixels (17617 x 3766 pixels)
Input images: 13 (13 columns by 1 rows)
Field of view: 94.2 degrees wide by 20.1 degrees high (top=-0.4, bottom=-20.5)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 1998x3024 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-08-28 11:29:42 - 2009-08-28 11:31:09
Aperture: f/1.8 - f/5
Exposure time: 0.008
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 24.9 to 52.6 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 3:12 (0:14 per picture)
Alignment: 0:47, Projection: 0:41, Blending: 1:43

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