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Leptopterygius tenuirostris - a new find from Lyme Regis by richard edmonds

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0.18 Gigapixels
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Date added
Aug 03, 2010
Date taken
Jul 25, 2010
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This three metre long ichthyosaur (fossil marine reptile) was discovered in December 2009 and, following gaining permissions, was extracted in early January 2010 from Broad Ledge, to the east of Lyme Regis. Preparation was complete by the end of July 2010.

The ichthyosaur is almost certainly Leptopterygius tenuirostris, a less common form of ichthyosaur identified by its long, slender snout and the shape of the front limb and paddle bones.


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  1. Jeremy Young

    Jeremy Young (November 07, 2010, 01:57PM )

    Richard - that is a very impressive specimen, and image. Good luck with the hunt for more. Jeremy

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3864 (Windows)
Panorama size: 175 megapixels (15243 x 11501 pixels)
Input images: 42 (6 columns by 7 rows)
Field of view: 83.4 degrees wide by 63.0 degrees high (top=17.0, bottom=-46.0)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 85 IS
Image size: 3648x2736 (10.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-07-25 11:30:12 - 2010-07-25 11:32:39
Aperture: f/4.9
Exposure time: 0.00625 - 0.02
ISO: 125 - 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 105.1 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 41.1 to 57.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 42.8 to 47.6 percent
Computer stats: 979.094 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 45:59 (1:05 per picture)
Alignment: 5:52, Projection: 3:20, Blending: 36:47

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