My friend Sue spied this little scene while I was taking pictures of another. I had to wedge the tripod into an awkward spot, but thanks to the fold out screen I could still see to compose. I stood up to make more even shaded light.
The biggest lichen visible is probably pebbled pixie cup, but might be mealy pixie cup. The red sporophytes are minus their caps and belong to either shy bristle moss or prickly cannikin moss. The green plant on the bottom, L&R and in the top center is a type of Barbilophozia which is a liverwort. Like moss it is a type of bryophyte. The needles are hemlock.
How does the composition & stacking look? I did some clean up in the field, but I left a couple of needles in for size reference. There were a couple of stray lichen cups that I worked around since they weren’t helping.
Is this a composite: No
PL 45mm f/2.8 macro
f/5 | 1/10 sec | ISO 200
18 image stack - 0/+ method - probably 3 step
Lr for an exposure boost and to set white and black points. Also altered wb for better color matching. Zerene for stacking & retouching. This is a DMap image. Ps for some Smart Sharpen and to crop some from each side.