This Dead Nettle Leaf Beetle isn’t the smallest of the top ten winners in the Small World Competition but his colours are his own (not always the case with photos taken through a microscope) about 25 different shots are stitched together for the bug to be in focus, the photographer explains on The Times slide show. source: environmentalgraffiti
The Dead Nettle Leaf Beatle on a pinhead
The winners of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2008 awards have just been announced, my favourite – Italian Stefano Unterthiner’s photo of a Sulawesi black-crested macaque winner in the Animal Portraits category. link: BBC
Sulawesi black crested macaque
Gerard Maynard (of 13 Gigapixel photo of Harlem fame) took to the hills this year and came back with ‘The largest stitched-together panorama available’ – A 17-gigapixel image of Yosemite National Park, that’s 96.5 gigas! If your looking for something to do try and find the man that’s waving using the Zoomify When you get fed up go to the front page where the people are pointed out. link:Wired
Yosemite National Park
After a month of silence Hubble is back up and responding again, this snapshot of two interacting galaxies was received a couple of days ago – Great come-back! link: Nasa Hubble site
Two gravitationally interacting galaxies called arp 147
Good news this week for a young Spanish start up – Panoramio, who find themselves part of the new Geographic Web layer in Google Earth.
JoaquÃn Cuenca Abela and Eduardo ManchÃ³n Aguilar, launched Panoramio, a Google Maps mashup for geo-positioning photos, back in October 2005. Itâ€™s a photo sharing free service – up to 2 Gb, with a geolocation mapping service twist.
‘Geographic Web’ is a browsable layer in Google Earth,
â€œAs of today you will see new icons -â€” the Wikipedia globe, the Panoramio star, or the information â€œiâ€ of the Google Earth Community – so just click on any of them to explore information about a placeâ€ from the Google blog
“The layer of Panoramio inside Google Earth’s “Geographic web” is not updated inmediately, it will take some time until recently updated photos are visible there. You can see all photos uploaded to Panoramio inside Google Earth updated in real time at this page” Eduardo ManchÃ³n
Panoramioâ€™s involvement in the Geographic Web along with Wikipedia and the Google earth Community looks like a sure fire guarantee of widespread deployment in the future for a site thatâ€™s made an effort to nurture an international community adding language translations regularly, with Russian and Korean included only last week.
download page for Google Earth
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An Italian company HAL9000 has just published on their web site a digital photo that comes in on the scales at 8,6 gigapixels! The company affirms that it is the biggest digital photo that has ever been produced & available on the Net.
It is a photo of ‘Parete Gaudenziana’ a fresque painted by Gaudenzio Ferrari in 1513 situated in the Sainte Mairie delle GrÃ¢ce church – convent of Verralo Sesia in the italian province of Vercelli. The web site has published the photo with a Flash interface so that the viewer can explore the photo in detail. The image represents a surface area of 107,35 square metres and can be magnified up to x 180!