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Northern Hardwood Forest -- Maple Stand by Chris Fastie

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Chris Fastie Chris Fastie
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Date added
Oct 19, 2009
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Oct 18, 2009
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Northern Hardwood Forest -- This is the most common forest type in Vermont, and varies greatly in species composition from place to place. Forests like this cover countless square miles on the glacial till mantled slopes of the Green Mountains. This stand at 530 m in the Green Mountain National Forest is dominated by sugar maple, but American beech and yellow birch (present in small numbers here) dominate at other sites. White ash and eastern hemlock are also present nearby.

Probably few trees here are more than 120 years old. Like most stands of this type, repeated logging has occurred here during the last two centuries. Had no logging occurred at this site, tree diameters might be 3-5 times greater, and species composition would differ in unknown ways.

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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (November 02, 2009, 04:28AM )

    Elevation 530 m (1740 ft), Camera location from GPS: 43°56.009'N 73° 01.829'W.................................. Community names follow Thompson and Sorenson 2000 www.vtfishandwildlife.com/books/We tland,Woodland,Wildland Will open in
a new tab or window/..............................Notes: I used a Nikon D40 with Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5 lens at f/22, ISO 200, NEF. 35mm equiv is 157mm. Shutter speed was altered between 1/20 (top 6 rows) and 1/15 (bottom 5 rows) seconds. Two second shutter delay was initiated by wireless remote. Field of view set to 9.8 degrees. No adjustments were made in Lightroom before outputting jpegs for stitching.

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1045 megapixels (59607 x 17547 pixels)
Input images: 297 (27 columns by 11 rows)
Field of view: 250.9 degrees wide by 73.9 degrees high (top=36.1, bottom=-37.8)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D40
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 27.8 to 41.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 20.0 to 30.7 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:11:24 (0:26 per picture)
Alignment: 28:21, Projection: 10:51, Blending: 1:32:12

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