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California Holding Yard 2009 by Dennis vanEngelsdorp

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Dennis vanEngelsdorp Dennis vanEngelsdorp
Explore score
1.69 Gigapixels
Date added
Dec 02, 2009
Date taken
Nov 18, 2009

Did you know that California is the only state in the United States that commercially produces almonds? California produces 80% of the worlds almonds due to its Mediterranean climate.

For more facts on almond production in California visit:


This is an image of a holding yard for one of the biggest beekeepers in the United States. The honey bee colonies will hold here in this yard until the onset of the almond bloom at which time they will be moved into orchards for pollination.

For information on almond pollination visit:


by Mike Andree
Research Technician
Penn State University

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 1685 megapixels (214032 x 7876 pixels)
Input images: 364 (91 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 13.2 degrees high (top=-4.9, bottom=-18.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-11-18 18:50:19 - 2009-11-18 19:22:35
Aperture: f/4.3 - f/6.3
Exposure time: 0.0008 - 0.0025
ISO: 80 - 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 25.8 to 47.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.9 to 36.2 percent
Computer stats: 2045.54 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 14:19:37 (2:21 per picture)
Alignment: 56:18, Projection: 46:42, Blending: 12:36:36

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