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- Taken by
- Chris Fastie
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- 0.68 Gigapixels
- Date added
- October 18, 2009
- Date taken
- October 15, 2009
Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5, Nikon...
Pine-Oak-Heath-Sandplain Forest, Salisbury, Vermont -- Due to the presence of pitch pine, this is one of the rarest forest communities in Vermont, known only from the deltaic sandplains of Colchester (gigapan.org/gigapans/30324/) and this stand in the Salisbury Town Forest. The parent material for the droughty, acid soils is a 13,600 year old deposit of sand and gravel that is about 20 m deep here (an exposure of the deltaic strata under this surface can be seen here: gigapan.org/gigapans/34814/). Students at Middlebury College under the direction of Matt Landis have been describing the forest composition and population structure of this stand, and addressing questions about its disturbance history and the probable fate of the pitch pines. Results suggest that pitch pines have not reproduced in this part of the stand for many decades, and that many of the large pitch pines are dying. Most trees marked with flagging in this view are pitch pines.
This gigapan can be viewed in its geographic context here: conservation.townofsalisbury.org/panoramas/townforest/index.htm
Some botanical and technical information is in a comment.
GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.4090 (Windows)
Panorama size: 684 megapixels (44599 x 15352 pixels)
Input images: 200 (20 columns by 10 rows)
Field of view: 186.8 degrees wide by 64.3 degrees high (top=37.2, bottom=-27.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera model: NIKON D40
Image size: 3008x2000 (6.0 megapixels)
Capture time: unknown
Exposure time: unknown
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
White balance: unknown
Exposure mode: unknown
Horizontal overlap: 27.4 to 40.8 percent
Vertical overlap: 23.6 to 34.8 percent
Computer stats: 3581.58 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:30:24 (0:27 per picture)
Alignment: 24:19, Projection: 7:07, Blending: 58:56