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110201 - Inselberg Camp, Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana, 110130. by Alex Smith

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Taken by
Alex Smith Alex  Smith
Explore score
4.26 Gigapixels
Date added
Feb 14, 2011
Date taken
Feb 01, 2011

Inselberg Camp, Nouragues Field Station, French Guiana, 110201

Liana forest and Grand Plateau (Q18). Lots of detail here in the leaf litter. Check out the fruit fly (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/70677/snapshots/197038/), or the ant I've already found (www.gigapan.org/gigapans/70677/snapshots/197039/). What else is there?

Walked from Camp between 8:10 and 9:20am. Traps open and baid down at ~10-10:30am. Up at 4:00pm. No rain on walk up or at all until 11:30 - and then pretty continuous . Tarp set up was immediate upon arrival. Helicopters arrivaed at 10 and 3pm. GigaPan taken between 3 and 5. Stopped twice due to rain and condensation.

Microscope video of poneromorph colony from stick in ground (www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU7oVM5blGY Will open in a new tab or window). 2 colour morphs of these. Microscope video of 2 Camponotus: Bait 4 was cleaning (www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJgNlA50dA Will open in a new tab or window) and Bait 5 head jerking (www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIVawbA9iVI Will open in a new tab or window). Videos of site (www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qp2hla4PVs Will open in a new tab or window). Crematogaster and Camponotus were EVERYWHERE.

Check out the panorama with Google Earth's browser plug-in: bit.ly/gKuL4K Will open in a new tab or window
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Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Thomas Hayden

    Thomas Hayden (February 20, 2011, 09:36AM )

    Beautiful 360 pano of the rain forest. Where can I find the tool for the fullscreen embed of the Google Earth browser plug-in? I primarily shoot 360s like this. May I suggest that you raise the elevation on this placement in Google Earth by a few feet so that the 3D Google Viewer shows the forest floor. It is currently blocked out by the terrain. I would also suggest uploading these 360s to Bing Maps via Photosynth, where it will be available to anyone. Beautiful work. What is the shoot time on this at 4.2 Gigapixels? I rarely take the time to shoot 360s at this res.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 4259 megapixels (108032 x 39432 pixels)
Input images: 1008 (48 columns by 21 rows)
Field of view: 360.0 degrees wide by 131.4 degrees high (top=75.0, bottom=-56.4)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-02-01 08:38:47 - 2011-02-01 11:47:11
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure time: 0.125 - 0.25
ISO: 100 - 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 142.3 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 44.1 to 88.4 percent
Vertical overlap: 36.4 to 56.2 percent
Computer stats: 1943.95 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:51:24 (17 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 1:46:10, Projection: 22:29, Blending: 2:42:45
(Preview finished in 3:30:55)

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