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Peaceful Florida Nature Scene, rural Osceola County, Florida by David Douglass

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Taken by
David Douglass David Douglass
Explore score
0.41 Gigapixels
Date added
Sep 07, 2008
Date taken
Sep 06, 2008

Canon Powershot G9


This pond is part of the Split Oak Mitigation Area just South of Orlando, Florida, USA. The area provides habitat for a wide range of native Florida wildlife, hardly any of which, other than bugs, is visible in this picture. The pond is a nice place to sit in nature or maybe dip a fishing line. Very few people know of or visit the park, leading to a very serene, undisturbed wander anytime you visit. Covering many, many acres, the area changes frequently due to the controlled forest fires which are set by managers and are used to control hazardous buildup of dried vegetation. Forest fires are a natural part of the Florida ecosystem.

I don't think this pond is natural, but is an old sand quarry connected by a manmade canal to a natural lake not far away. If you look for the white sandy area kind of off to the left, you can see, sort of, that the land is raised in an otherwise tabletop flat landscape. I believe that area was the tailing disposal for the quarry. At this writing I haven't looked that closely at the picture, but I hope I captured some of the neat birds that are native to the area. Taken with a Canon Powershot G9 camera.

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Stitcher Notes


GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.2735 (Windows)
Panorama size: 414 megapixels (48722 x 8516 pixels)
Input images: 76 (19 columns by 4 rows)
Field of view: 146.7 degrees wide by 25.6 degrees high (top=8.9, bottom=-16.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G9
Image size: 4000x3000 (12.0 megapixels)
Aperture: f/4.8
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 207.7 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Has subsecond timestamp: no
Horizontal overlap: 30.5 to 41.7 percent
Vertical overlap: 33.4 to 42.0 percent
Computer stats: 3070.82 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 1:27:25 (1:09 per picture)
Alignment: 15:04, Projection: 7:37, Blending: 1:04:43

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