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Ant on Heliconia

By ChiliMan
The sun fell directly onto the stalk of this Heliconia rostrata inflorescence and made it glow beneath this black ant. It was such a lovely morning that day. Blue skies, birds chirping, glowing heliconias, contrasty ants...

...speaking of which, I applied contrast to this pic to see if it would make it better but it took something away from the fineness of the Heliconia's hairs. So I left this pic untouched.

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: EmmaStu, User_Removed, RobinF and 3 more

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EmmaStu 12 1
5 Sep 2006 12:21PM
Good close-up and love the detail. Emma

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ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
5 Sep 2006 1:06PM
Thank you!

It's a pity some sharpness was lost in resizing but to be honest, it wasn't totally crystal like some of the amazing (intimidatingly so) insect shots I've seen. I'm still quite happy with this shot, though Smile

RobinF 11 83 1 England
6 Sep 2006 12:44PM
Superb Macro Shot. You were right to leave this photograph alone. How did you achieve such a sharp focus on the ant? Marvellous. regards Robin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Sep 2006 1:08PM
Thanks, Robin! This is such an entry level camera but I discovered it's got this Super Macro function which astounds me. I love close-ups so this function's capabilities were more than a pleasant surprise. The only thing is, movement is a major issue in this mode so I had to reeeeeeally regulate my breathing before holding my breath when I took this.
Dannyt 11 66
10 Sep 2006 2:52AM
Here's to contrasty ants ;^)
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
10 Sep 2006 12:57PM
They're at their best when they're contrasty, methinks.
10 Sep 2006 2:24PM
wow this pic is great i like it =]
17 Sep 2006 7:10PM
The bright orange certainly brings out the great close-up of the ant, well taken.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Sep 2006 6:09PM
Thanks, Steph and Michael!


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