The second is my favorite, nice POV and colors! Could you explain your workflow? Ie. How did you handle the dynamic range?
I Like that, too. These were actually six images with the 14mm lens (no tripod since I was out on a walk with the family). I corrected the viewpoint slightly, but thats most of it. One thing I noticed when rendering vertical panos is, that APP does them usually better, when they are rotated by 90°. Afterwards I imported the pano to Lightroom, adjusted the white and the clarity a bit and cropped it. No more manipulation. The light was nice because the sun was just opposite of the tree (you can probably see a small flare a bit above the green ring on the tree.