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Weymouth Bay pliosaur by richard edmonds

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richard edmonds richard edmonds
Explore score
0.11 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 06, 2011
Date taken
Jul 06, 2011

One of the largest and best preserved examples of a Pliosaur skull ever found in the World. Pliosaurs are the largest, scariest predator to have ever swam in the worlds oceans and this is one of the best ever found.

Discovered eroding out of a landslide near Weymouth by local fossil collector Kevan Scheehan between 2004 and 2008, the specimen was acquired with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund 'Collecting Cultures' programme under a project called Jurassic Life lead my the Dorset Museum Service and is now on display in the geology gallery of the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester.

Sorry; not the best gigapan as there is camera shake in the images; the floor, the camera setup, me, all of those things need to be sorted out.........!

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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0805 (Windows)
Panorama size: 106 megapixels (11188 x 9560 pixels)
Input images: 30 (5 columns by 6 rows)
Field of view: 51.9 degrees wide by 44.4 degrees high (top=17.7, bottom=-26.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera model: NIKON D70
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2011-07-06 15:58:22 - 2011-07-06 16:00:43
Aperture: f/25
Exposure time: 0.769231
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 153.0 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 33.6 to 39.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 22.4 to 27.1 percent
Computer stats: 979.094 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:56 (3.9 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 19 seconds, Projection: 11 seconds, Blending: 1:27
(Preview finished in 40 seconds)

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