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Driftwood by Molly Gibson

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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Molly Gibson Molly Gibson
Explore score
0.02 Gigapixels
Date added
Jul 01, 2009
Date taken
Jun 30, 2009

This image is made up of 25 pictures taken using a scanning electron microscope. This is a small piece of driftwood from the Northern Californian coast. The segment we imaged is of the very center of the wood and you can see this by looking at how the structures seems to radiate from the middle of the gigapan. The driftwood is magnified 300x.

Thomas Beer, a German PhD student in Biology, believes that the large holes are not due to water damage, but rather, were used by the plant as channels to move water through.

This Gigapan is part of the NanoGigaPan project. Which is working to take high resolution images of very small things.
Read more on the project blog at nanogigapan.blogspot.com Will open in a new tab or window
and see more of our work on the gigapan site at gigapan.org/profiles/mollyg

Gigapan Comments (1)

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  1. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (July 02, 2009, 08:07AM )

    Very different from what I believe to be wood! Nano gives it a new look :)

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4087 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 18 megapixels (5043 x 3581 pixels)
Input images: 25 (5 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 0.3 degrees wide by 0.2 degrees high (top=0.0, bottom=-0.2)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: unknown
Camera model: unknown
Image size: 1280x1040, 1280x960 (1.2 megapixels - 1.3 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Aperture: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
ISO: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 26.8 to 28.9 percent
Vertical overlap: 31.0 to 41.2 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 4:44 (0:11 per picture)
Alignment: 3:02, Projection: 0:20, Blending: 1:21

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