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Camponotus ligniperda, also called "Carpenter ant".

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2012 - 10:19 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Alone
Username:Flykt Flykt
Uploaded:20 Feb 2013 - 9:51 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
20 Feb 2013 - 9:59 AM

I love the tones of brown here !! An excellent image !!

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Graham_P
Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:00 AM

Beautifully detailed and well composed image.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5279 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:03 AM

Tremendous Image! I like it a lot!!

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 10:04 AM

Thank you so much! Im happy you like it!

Quote: Beautifully detailed and well composed image.

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 10:05 AM

Thank you so much! GrinSmileGrin

Quote: Tremendous Image! I like it a lot!!

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MattB1987
MattB1987 e2 Member 3444 forum postsMattB1987 vcard England
20 Feb 2013 - 10:06 AM

Stunning capture, awesome detail and I like the orange/brown tones of the whole image including background, looks very polished.
Matt

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:09 AM

Excellent macro capture !
George

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:22 AM

Great macro shot,very well done,
saeid

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53995 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:29 AM

Simply Brilliant - have my award, amazing image.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 10:29 AM

Superbly detailed image well crafted photo.

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 11:08 AM

Thank you so much! SmileSmileSmile


Quote: Stunning capture, awesome detail and I like the orange/brown tones of the whole image including background, looks very polished.
Matt

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thank you very much! GrinSmileGrin
/Helena

Quote: Excellent macro capture !
George

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 11:09 AM

Thank you so much! Im so flattered and happy! GrinGrinGrin

/Helena

Quote: Simply Brilliant - have my award, amazing image.

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM

Thank you so much! Im glad you like it! SmileSmileSmile

/Helena

Quote: Superbly detailed image well crafted photo.

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capto
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20 Feb 2013 - 11:35 AM

Everything coming together to make a fine image.Smile

ivor

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NaturesHaven
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20 Feb 2013 - 11:42 AM

Excellent composition, the tones are wonderful............the pose of the ant is sublime.........a great image.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thank you so much Ivor! SmileSmileSmile

Regards
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Quote: Everything coming together to make a fine image.Smile

ivor

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM

Thank you so much! Its one of my favorites too. Im happy you like it!Grin

Regards
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Quote: Excellent composition, the tones are wonderful............the pose of the ant is sublime.........a great image.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 1:17 PM

For et fantastisk bilde Helena - utrolig bra lys og varme, for ikke snakke om detaljen p mauren selv.

Gratulerer med HC, vel fortjent.

A cracker,

Anne

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 20 Feb 2013 - 1:18 PM

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 1:43 PM

Thank you so much! Im glad you like it! Grin

Regards
/Helena

Quote: For et fantastisk bilde Helena - utrolig bra lys og varme, for ikke snakke om detaljen p mauren selv.

Gratulerer med HC, vel fortjent.

A cracker,

Anne

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:16 PM

Fantastic macro image.
Tom.

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Niknut
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20 Feb 2013 - 4:56 PM

Superb shot !!!!.....exquisite quality in the detail & colour !!!!.....impressive photography !

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CarolG
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20 Feb 2013 - 4:57 PM

Stunning photography. Carol

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 4:57 PM

I love this - and ants too! Please have my UA for this excellent image.
Ann

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 4:59 PM

Thank you very much! GrinSmileGrin


Quote: Superb shot !!!!.....exquisite quality in the detail & colour !!!!.....impressive photography !

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 4:59 PM

Thank you a lot! SmileGrinSmile


Quote: Stunning photography. Carol

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philhomer  446 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 5:08 PM

very much deserving of the 6 UA's

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Norfolkboy
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:07 PM

An outstanding macro.
Colin

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dave1967
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20 Feb 2013 - 6:20 PM

Stunning macro shot
Dave

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 6:54 PM

Thank you so much! Smile


Quote: Fantastic macro image.
Tom.

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

Thank you so much Ann! Im so flattered! SmileGrinSmile

Regards
/Helena


Quote: I love this - and ants too! Please have my UA for this excellent image.
Ann

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

Thank you! GrinSmileGrin


Quote: Very much deserving of the 6 UA's

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
20 Feb 2013 - 6:57 PM

Thank you so much! SmileGrinSmile

Regards
/Helena


Quote: An outstanding macro.
Colin

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7212 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 9:57 PM

I have been thinking about buying the lens you have took this with for a while, this picture has just made my mind up, this is awsome

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 8:32 PM

Top ant. They is well organised .

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Source
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21 Feb 2013 - 10:41 PM

Amazing!
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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
23 Feb 2013 - 5:37 PM

Thank you so much! GrinSmileGrin

/Helena


Quote: Stunning macro shot
Dave

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
23 Feb 2013 - 5:38 PM

Hi! Thank you so much for the comment! Im glad you like it! SmileSmileSmile

/Helena

Quote: I have been thinking about buying the lens you have took this with for a while, this picture has just made my mind up, this is awsome

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
23 Feb 2013 - 5:38 PM

Thank you so much! SmileGrinSmile

/Helena

Quote: Top ant. They is well organised .

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
23 Feb 2013 - 5:39 PM

Thank you very much! GrinGrinGrin

Regards
/Helena

Quote: Amazing!
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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
23 Feb 2013 - 5:41 PM

Thank you so much!

Regards
/Helena Grin

Quote: Great macro shot,very well done,
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Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 544 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 7:37 PM

Missed this one and what a shot to overlook! Simply stupendous in terms of derail, tones, composition and overall impact. Many congratulations on all the awards.
Alun

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Flykt
Flykt  2 Sweden
2 Mar 2013 - 12:28 PM

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! Im glad you like it! SmileSmileSmile

Best regards
/Helena

Quote: Missed this one and what a shot to overlook! Simply stupendous in terms of derail, tones, composition and overall impact. Many congratulations on all the awards.
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Coolmistercanon

Nice gallery!
I have been actually shooting macro for a couple of years now and never thought to use your technique of creating an island. Tried it for the first time today (although have not posted any shots using this method yet), but it works GREAT. Excellent idea.

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