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  1. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (November 02, 2009, 04:32AM )

    Species in this stand, in order of importance within category -- Overstory trees: Red maple (Acer rubrum), White pine (Pinus strobus), Red oak (Quercus rubra), American beech (Fagus grandifolia), White oak (Quercus alba), Pitch pine (Pinus rigida), Black birch (Betula lenta), Paper birch (Betula papyrifera). Shrubs/understory trees: American beech (Fagus grandifolia), Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum), Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), White pine (Pinus strobus), Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). Herbs: Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis), Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum), Club moss (Lycopodium obscurum), Starflower (Trientalis borealis)...................................... Elevation: 170 m (550 ft), Camera location from GPS: 43°56.345'N 73° 05.966'W.................................... Community names follow Thompson and Sorenson 2000 www.vtfishandwildlife.com/books/We tland,Woodland,Wildland Will open in
a new tab or window/.................................Notes: I used a Nikon D40 with Nikkor P C 105mm f/2.5 lens at f/32, ISO 200, NEF. 35mm equiv is 157mm. Shutter speed was altered between 0.4 (top 3 rows) and 0.8 (bottom 3 rows) seconds. Two second shutter delay was initiated by wireless remote. Field of view set to 9.8 degrees. Exposure, vibrance, and saturation of photos were adjusted in Lightroom before outputting jpegs for stitching.

  2. Chris Fastie

    Chris Fastie (October 30, 2009, 06:22PM )

    Thanks John. I'm glad you have found these GigaPans interesting. I am still climbing the learning curve. Each new forest requires a different set of choices (scene, lighting, whether to vary focus and exposure), and I rarely get it right. But I am enjoying the challenge of optimizing depth of field and resolution in scenes of different geometries. It has forced me to learn a lot about photography (not to mention forests).

  3. John Bradford

    John Bradford (October 30, 2009, 05:47PM )

    You have made a remarkable series of images of habitat. The detail is amazing. As I am involved in floristic inventories here in Florida the use of panoramas presents some interesting possabilities. You have mastered a high level of photography and Gigapan skill. How steep was the learning curve?