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Ant holding a fly by Molly Gibson

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Taken by
Molly Gibson Molly Gibson
Explore score
0.20 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 10, 2010
Date taken
Jun 10, 2010

This is an image of an ant holding a fly taken through an optical microscope magnified ~40x. It is a 24 image mosaic with some focus stacking.
This is the same ant and fly that I have imaged using a SEM last summer, you can see that image here: gigapan.org/gigapans/28295/ In the SEM image the ant and fly are magnified 400x and the image is composed of 288 photos.

The ant is of the species Aphaenogaster occidentalis.

This Gigapan is part of the small world explorations project, which is working to take big pictures of small things.
Read more on the project blog at nanogigapan.blogspot.com Will open in a new tab or window

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 197 megapixels (17100 x 11532 pixels)
Input images: 24 (6 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 1.0 degrees wide by 0.7 degrees high (top=0.6, bottom=-0.1)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon (+ 22 unknown)
Camera model: Canon EOS REBEL T2i (+ 22 unknown)
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-06-10 10:25:59 - 2010-06-10 10:31:36 (+ 22 unknown)
Aperture: f/0 (+ 22 unknown)
Exposure time: 0.1 (+ 22 unknown)
ISO: 3200 (+ 22 unknown)
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 0.0 mm (+ 22 unknown)
White balance: Fixed (+ 22 unknown)
Exposure mode: Manual (+ 22 unknown)
Horizontal overlap: 45.5 to 60.0 percent
Vertical overlap: 12.4 to 36.8 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 15:25 (39 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 38 seconds, Projection: 1:13, Blending: 13:34
(Preview finished in 3:35)

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