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Hello everyone, I have just joined and thought I would upload some of my recent work.

I'm not sure what this ant is carrying but it is fairly big.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2012 - 9:30 AM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Ant lunch
Username:steveh5 steveh5
Uploaded:31 Jul 2012 - 1:09 PM

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM

I see you joined in May 2011 which stretches the imagination with your comment of just having joined. The picture - this seems to be a massive enlarged crop here given the use of your 105mm lens. This shows as the quality and sharpness are lacking somewhat. As a self confessed semi-pro I thought you might have either used a macro lens or if one was not with you, left the pic alone as it does seem to be outside of the range of the lens even though with a max aperture of f2.8 it is a quality one. Given that your EXIF seems to be Ok I am only sorry I cannot be more positive.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 1 Aug 2012 - 8:29 AM

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8686 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2012 - 7:44 PM

I have to confess to being a little confused, Stephen, as Frank says.
You have some very good closeups of insects in your portfolio, and this one doesn't come close to the quality of those.
Can you tell us why you have uploaded it into the Critique Gallery? Quite honestly, I think you are a competent photographer, and you must realise that the quality is lacking in this one.
However, the content of the image is interesting, and a good one to share.
Pamela.

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steveh5
steveh5  270 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 - 9:38 AM

I meant to say I have just joined the group and the photo was by way of an introduction.
I realise the image is not the best, it was the best ant photo of the day, and I thought more unusuall. The others were better quality photos of butterflys.
The lens is a proper 1:1 macro but I had to back off to try and follow focus, how do you get ants to stop, this is why sharpness is not great, to get the fast shutter speed to stop the movement and small aperture for dof resulted in using the what I consider the be the highest usable ISO.

Steve

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