I like photographing multi-image panoramas and assembling them in Photoshop. Lately I have been doing a lot of panoramas with a 7.5mm Fisheye lens on an Olympus OM-D1 which has an image of 190 degrees field of view. But before I assemble the Panoramas I have to De-Fish the Fisheye Images in PhotoShop. To De-Fish the images I use the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Photoshop. Loading all the images in layers in one Photoshop file and using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter for each layer to de-fish them before the final blending. Below is an example of de-fishing the image taken with a 7.5mm Fisheye lens on a m43 Olympus Camera. The Adaptive Wide Angle Filter I believe is set up for Full Frame Cameras so you might have to experiment on the Scale setting. It also helps when using the fisheye lens to have the horizon line somewhat in the center in the image. You have less Fisheye curvature this way to correct.
Once you have the De-Fished the images go to Edit, then Auto-Align Layers. Next use Auto-Blend layers for the final image. If shooting hand-held and you have some white areas around the edges you can select those areas and use “content – aware fill” to let Photoshop fill in those areas or crop in to eliminate them. The Featured Image is 5 landscape images panorama aligned & blended in Photoshop.
On our visit to Davidsons Mill Pond Park the dragonflies were flying far out in the small pond. And almost none were flying by the large Lake. After searching the shorelines I was able to get a few Dragonfly images to post here. For this post I am showing images of a Blue Dasher (male) dragonfly. Some of the dragonflies looked a little worse for wear already in the season with wing damage.
We were going for a walk at the Davidsons Mill Pond Park so I took a camera with me to look for some dragonflies to photograph. Most of the Dragonflies were far out buzzing around the small pond but I did manage to get a few images there to post. Then we went down to the larger lake and got a few more Dragonflies resting in the bushes by the larger lake. I was traveling light with an Olympus OM D 1 with a 100-300mm lens since I did not think the Dragonflies would be very active at noon. The Olympus m43 camera & lens @ 300mm has the Field of View of a Full Frame Canon camera @ 600mm. For this post I am showing images of a Spangled Skimmer Dragonfly. I usually do not see this type of dragonfly so it was fun to see & photograph!