Dragons & Damsels Panoramas

Panoramas are not just for landscapes! I enjoy shooting panoramas for a variety of subjects. Plus they look interesting when you print them very large! Here are a series of multi-image Dragonfly & Damselfly Panoramas. I was using Canon & Panasonic Cameras, with a variety of lenses. The featured Blue Dasher Dragonfly image was 5 handheld images taken with a Canon 300mm lens, with extension tubes @ f/9, 1/250th sec. Then assembled and blended in Photoshop. When shooting panoramas handheld, I tend to overlap even more just to be safe & that I got enough overlap to blend nicely. I may not need them, but it helps if you do need more images when assembling them. The images below have some details on exposure & images shot per panorama.

Damselfly_3img_pano_1110038 pano

Eastern Forktail Damselfly, 4 image panorama, Panasonic GH2 with adapted Canon FD 200mm Manual Focus Macro lens, blended in Photoshop.

Blue_Dasher Pano_43G3758 crp v3

Blue Dasher, Female – 400mm DO lens with extension tubes, Canon 1D mkIV,  3 image panorama, f/11, 1/250 

Eastern Forktail FM_DAMSELFLY STACK V1_43G0245

Eastern Forktail Damselfly, 3 image panorama, Panasonic GH2 with adapted Canon FD 200mm Manual Focus Macro lens

 

10 Comments on “Dragons & Damsels Panoramas

    • Yes! It actually is easier with a telephoto lens. You just load all the images into one layered Photoshop file, select all the layers and let Photoshop Align and blend them for the final layered image. Which you can then Size & flatten for your final. I might have to crop an edge here or there. I sometimes use a tripod if I am purposely going to do panoramas, but if I am out photographing and come upon a photo subject I like, but do not have a tripod, I just Handhold the series. If you go to the PhotoArtFlight homepage, and in the search type – 64 IMAGE STACKED PANORAMA. You will see an interesting handheld pano.

  1. Hmm, interesting! I have never tried. Thank you for sharing. It is nice to learn new tricks😊

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