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This ant is sitting on a piece of mangrove root. It is very, very rare to see the ants still with antennas stretched so fine, so I am very happy with this picture and it was worth several hours of shooting before I managed to capture this image. The species is "Camponotus ligniperda" also known as carpenter ant. I used a external flash to capture this image.

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 7:56 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:On, Fired
Title:At The Edge
Username:Flykt Flykt
Uploaded:18 Sep 2012 - 1:54 PM
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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
18 Sep 2012 - 2:11 PM

Hello Helena, that is a splendid macro shot, our ants are tiny about 5mm long, they never stay still always looking for something, I like watching them as they are very industrious creatures, looks like an interesting portfolio, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 2:19 PM

Amazing and wonderful macro shot,very well done,
saeid

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Margaret101
18 Sep 2012 - 2:41 PM

Wow what a wonderful image and so sharp!

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 - 3:23 PM

Hi Leon! Thank You so much for nice comment! GrinGrinGrin Yes, they are small hopeless models! They run the most about all the time, but with patience and persistence, You can sometimes see them still, as when they feed each other or preening themselves. I can shoot the ants for hours without getting tired, there's always something interesting with them.

My best regards/Helena


Quote: Hello Helena, that is a splendid macro shot, our ants are tiny about 5mm long, they never stay still always looking for something, I like watching them as they are very industrious creatures, looks like an interesting portfolio, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 - 3:24 PM

Thank You so much for the nice comment! GrinGrinGrin

Regards/Helena


Quote: Amazing and wonderful macro shot,very well done,
saeid

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 - 3:25 PM

Hi! Thank You very much for the nice comment!GrinGrinGrin Im happy You like it!

Regards/Helena


Quote: Wow what a wonderful image and so sharp!

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 3:50 PM

Excellent work.

Gerry

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 - 4:25 PM

Thank You so much! Grin

Regards/Helena


Quote: Excellent work.

Gerry

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4600 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
18 Sep 2012 - 5:20 PM

Cracking shot !!!....amazing quality !!!!

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 - 5:35 PM

Thank You so much for the nice comment! GrinGrinGrin

Regards/Helena


Quote: Cracking shot !!!....amazing quality !!!!

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TonyDy
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18 Sep 2012 - 7:53 PM

Superb macro shot, Helena.
Tony

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philgood
philgood e2 Member 2philgood vcard United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 - 8:40 PM

Lovely sharpe image, love your ant shots, Smile

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NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2012 - 6:41 AM

An astonishing example of macro photography, stunning pin sharp focusing, which in turn has allowed be to roam and explore every microscopic detail of this image at will.

Regards Nathan

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
19 Sep 2012 - 9:53 AM

Thank You so much Tony for nice comment! Grin


Quote: Superb macro shot, Helena.
Tony

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
19 Sep 2012 - 9:55 AM

Thank You very much!Grin Im happy You like my ant pictures!

Regards/Helena


Quote: Lovely sharpe image, love your ant shots, Smile

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
19 Sep 2012 - 9:59 AM

Hi Nathan! Thank You so much for Your great and rewarding comment.GrinGrinGrin Im happy You like it!

Regards/Helena

quote]An astonishing example of macro photography, stunning pin sharp focusing, which in turn has allowed be to roam and explore every microscopic detail of this image at will.

Regards Nathan
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4 Dec 2012 - 11:03 AM

absolutely astonishing ! love it

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
4 Dec 2012 - 11:35 AM

Thank you so much! Im flattered... SmileSmileSmile


Quote: Absolutely astonishing ! love it

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Scottelly
Scottelly  235 forum posts United States
7 Dec 2012 - 2:33 AM

Really nice shot! I love the bokeh too. It looks like you set it up perfectly, and when that ant gave you the opportunity, you were ready to shoot. Great work Helena!

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
7 Dec 2012 - 9:24 AM

Thank you so much for the fine comment Smile Im glad you like it!

Regards
/Helena


Quote: Really nice shot! I love the bokeh too. It looks like you set it up perfectly, and when that ant gave you the opportunity, you were ready to shoot. Great work Helena!

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ranaadi
ranaadi  1 India
18 Dec 2012 - 6:39 AM

woww

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
21 Dec 2012 - 10:30 PM

Thank you! Grin


Quote: Woww

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