Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Wood Ant

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

A 160 shot focus stack of a deceased Wood Ant (I found it dead, all my similar shots are of insects found already dead)
For this shot I used a full set of extension tubes, 180mm macro lens and reversed 50mm, plus a work bench and focus rail, also a thin cardboard tube painted black inside (for the black background), natural light and home made reflectors.
Thanks for looking, cheers! Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di Model (B01) Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Wood Ant
Username:SteveMackay SteveMackay
Uploaded:25 Jul 2013 - 10:02 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Insect, Insects, Macro, Wood ant
VS Mode Rating 100 (50% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:55

Comments

parallax
parallax e2 Member 5116 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 10:05 PM

Amazing detail. Superb

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:11 PM

Stunning macro shot.
Matt

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

answersonapostcard
answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012604 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:29 PM

Cant help but be absolutely amazed at this, superb.

Last Modified By answersonapostcard at 25 Jul 2013 - 10:30 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:43 PM

Incredible........

Trev

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

antisilence
antisilence e2 Member 11antisilence vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 10:47 PM

Very impressive shot - and set up!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:59 PM

This detail is nothing short of sensational, Steve! Thank you for sharing the method and set-up too. Top class macro work.
Sylvia

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 11:18 PM

Outstanding image.
Regards John.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 11:50 PM

Exquisite work Steve - amazing detail...

Mike

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

terryxc
terryxc  2 England
26 Jul 2013 - 4:09 AM

SUPERB...

Terry.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 - 8:15 AM

A really stunning and shocking shot. Alien eat your heart out! Worth the effort of focus stacking.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

hobbo
hobbo e2 Member 3797 forum postshobbo vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 9:46 AM

This is one of the best macro shots I have ever seen, your superb stacking has revealed incredible details......inspirational.

If I knew how to give awards on here I would present you with one.....can the mods help me please?

Hobbo

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 10:13 AM

Hi Steve - welcome aboard. This is such a fav of mine - fabulous stacked image.
Brian.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 10:15 AM

Superbly captured

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64433 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 12:18 PM

That's amazing! It looks almost human. Wonderful shot.
x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MandyG
MandyG  2 England
26 Jul 2013 - 12:44 PM

You obviously worked hard to create this, and it's paid off. Superb. Mind you, it creeps me out a bit!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 4:16 PM

Breathtaking quality Steve. How you have the patience for this I will never know.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWinkWinkWinkTongueTongueTongue
Ron

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

SteveMackay
26 Jul 2013 - 4:16 PM

Thanks for comments everyone, it's much appreciated! Grin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

TonyBrooks
26 Jul 2013 - 4:40 PM

Talk about smile for the camera that is an amazing image

Regards

Tony

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 5:05 PM

Great stuff, shame it was dead, but never mind.....

Ade

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

georgiepoolie
26 Jul 2013 - 5:17 PM

WOW amazing image.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4600 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom63 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 5:22 PM

Just Incredible !!.......fantastic piece of dedication !!!......& faultless quality !

Glad they're not this big (on screen) for real !!!.WinkSmile

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2013 - 9:23 PM

Outstanding stacking and work Steve
Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 8:59 PM

Phenomenal detail in this incredible close up, it looks like an alien from outer space!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
30 Jul 2013 - 6:37 PM

wow GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BrianSS
BrianSS  7281 forum posts England35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2013 - 3:58 PM

160 shot focus stack, a full set of extension tubes, 180mm macro lens and reversed 50mm, plus a work bench and focus rail, also a thin cardboard tube and home made reflectors.

You deserve more than a vote for that kind of dedication!!! As my late father would have said, "You deserve a medal as big as the Town Hall clock"! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Oh and by the way . . . . . a fantastic image.

Last Modified By BrianSS at 11 Aug 2013 - 3:59 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

skidzy
skidzy  4 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2013 - 10:17 AM

Now thats impressive... seriously is.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

catzeye
catzeye  1 United States
16 Aug 2013 - 10:30 AM

WOW!!!!! Such a fantastic Macro. Thanks for the information how it was accomplished! Just amazing!

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.