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At The Edge

By Flykt  
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.

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Comments


Tibetan 4 3 England
18 Sep 2012 2:11PM
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 7 3 Netherlands
18 Sep 2012 2:19PM
Amazing and wonderful macro shot,very well done,
saeid
18 Sep 2012 2:41PM
Wow what a wonderful image and so sharp!
Flykt 4 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 3:23PM
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
Flykt 4 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 3:24PM
Thank You so much for the nice comment! GrinGrinGrin

Regards/Helena


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

Flykt 4 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 3:25PM
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!
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 3:50PM
Excellent work.

Gerry
Flykt 4 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 4:25PM
Thank You so much! Grin

Regards/Helena


Quote:Excellent work.

Gerry

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 5:20PM
Cracking shot !!!....amazing quality !!!!
Flykt 4 Sweden
18 Sep 2012 5:35PM
Thank You so much for the nice comment! GrinGrinGrin

Regards/Helena


Quote:Cracking shot !!!....amazing quality !!!!
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 7:53PM
Superb macro shot, Helena.
Tony
philgood 4 7 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2012 8:40PM
Lovely sharpe image, love your ant shots, Smile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 6:41AM
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
Flykt 4 Sweden
19 Sep 2012 9:53AM
Thank You so much Tony for nice comment! Grin


Quote:Superb macro shot, Helena.
Tony

Flykt 4 Sweden
19 Sep 2012 9:55AM
Thank You very much!Grin Im happy You like my ant pictures!

Regards/Helena


Quote:Lovely sharpe image, love your ant shots, Smile
Flykt 4 Sweden
19 Sep 2012 9:59AM
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
4 Dec 2012 11:03AM
absolutely astonishing ! love it
Flykt 4 Sweden
4 Dec 2012 11:35AM
Thank you so much! Im flattered... SmileSmileSmile


Quote:Absolutely astonishing ! love it
Scottelly 4 35 United States
7 Dec 2012 2:33AM
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!
Flykt 4 Sweden
7 Dec 2012 9:24AM
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!
18 Dec 2012 6:39AM
woww
Flykt 4 Sweden
21 Dec 2012 10:30PM
Thank you! Grin


Quote:Woww

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