Mt. Shuksan Panoramas

1. Picture Lake. Thought I’d include the whole 360° panorama here – there are 1000’s of shots of Picture Lake and Mt. Shuksan out there on the internet – this shows the spot most have been taken from. I should probably go back when the fall color is in to make the whole scene look nice.

23 exposures stitched – Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM.

picture lake mt shuksan

2. Shuksan Arm. There may be a better name for this ridge but I haven’t been able to find it via google maps/earth.

4 exposures stitched – Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro.

shuksan arm

Panoramas in the Cascades

Two panoramas from the Mt. Baker Highway (542) near Mt. Shuksan.

1. A few peaks in the Cascade Range. From far left: American Border Peak, Goat Mountain, Mt. Sefrit, and Mt. Shuksan (10 photos stitched – Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM).

goat mountain mt sefrit mt shukan

2. Closer view of Mt. Sefrit (10 photos stitched, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro)

mt sefrit

Honeybee (Apis mellifera) on Forget-me-not

After a seemingly endless search for the “perfect” bee shot, I decided last summer to skip a year in taking them. I have some nice bee shots, but I became so tired of sorting through them I don’t even want to look at a bee on a flower for a while.

However…

For some reason I took this shot in the middle of a bunch of other macro shots back in May – and it turned out rather well. I have several shots of bees with their “tongues” stuck out – but this guy actually has it IN a flower from a forget-me-not.

bee on forgetmenot

Closer Crop – you can see the tongue better:

bee on forgetmenot
Bee on Forget-me-not (2009)

Thats not a lens hood, THIS is a lens hood

Ordered some lens hoods earlier in the week. The ET-67 hood for my Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens is huge! I knew it was going to be long, but seeing both of them together on my camera looks impressive. 10 inches from front to back. Now I can take the same crappy pictures but look like a pro while doing it! 😉 I also picked up one for my Canon 50mm f/1.4. When I find one for my wide angle Canon f/2.8 10-22mm I’m going to be completely outfitted with hoods. The wide angle one is nice though – its a petal design and that looks like I really know what I’m doing, no matter how illusionary that might be.

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canon ef 100mm f/2.8 + et-67 hood