Macro Panorama?

I am sure I am abusing the term panorama by calling this a “macro panorama” but it seems the easiest term for this. Would have been much easier with a panorama specific clamp on my ballhead but I did okay sliding my tripod instead. I wouldn’t want to use that method every time if I were to do a lot of stuff like this though.

8 exposures stitched, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro

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lichen and moss on maple trunk

Spring in the Backyard

Taking a bit of a break from processing the Mt. Rainier photos (though still a bunch of interesting ones to come – and a few new panoramas). Yesterday was nice and sunny and I wandered out into the backyard to give my macro lens some much needed exercise.

The walnut tree always has some great texture to the bark.

walnut bark walnut bark

Lilac (Lilas commun) buds about to flower. Most of these were killed by frost but here is a survivor.

Lilac  -  lilas commun - about to bloom Lilac  -  lilas commun - about to bloom

A wasp or fly of some sort (yes, some mimic to appear scary) that I am too lazy to ID because I am simply not interested in spending a hour+ in an insect key. This one is on a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). Also, Bluebells (Hyacinthoides sp.) about to flower.

wasp fly dandelion taraxacum officinale bluebells - hyacinthoides sp - buds


lichen on arbour lichen on arbour



I have very little clue what this dried up plant skeleton really is. I shall investigate but it was in the remains of last years Peony plants and, I have no better guess. Looks more interesting in macro though (its actually about an inch long).

plant skeleton from peony (likely) plant skeleton from peony (likely)

Tranquille near Kamloops Lake

In the first panorama you can see the abandoned Tranquille Sanatorium in the distance. The second panorama (with a wider lens) is from the same vantage point on Tranquille Road just outside Lac du Bois Provincial Park near Kamloops, BC. Just beyond the flooded field in the foreground lies Kamloops Lake.

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1. 9 stitched photos (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro)


2. 8 stitched photos (Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM)


Lac du Bois Provincial Park near Mara Hill tranquillesanatorium

Tranquille on the edge of Lac Du Bois Provincial Park rock

Not sure what species, but there seems to be a lot of lichen on this rock. Really wish I’d had a tripod handy… was really windy here and evidently my 100mm macro lens did not feel like sitting still that much (many discarded shots of this lichen).

lichenrock lichen