Thursday, June 18, 2009

Small Parasitic Wasp Nano GigaPan

We originally thought this insect was a very small fly, but luckily an entomologist at the California Academy of Sciences pointed out that it was not a fly, but rather a small parasitic wasp. This Nano GigaPan is composed of 425 images of this wasp magnified 1000x using a scanning electron microscope. It was stitched together using the Gigapan stitcher, and uploaded to the website. This image is 250 megapixels. I think that this is the best image I've taken so far.

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1 comment:

  1. There seems to be an image alignment issue on the end of the ovipositor!