Propel-ant

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  1. kasia-aus 78 months ago | reply

    Wow! Is this a real ant? Unbelievable! Awesome macro!

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  2. tydan 78 months ago | reply

    wow, impressive !

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  3. Cynthia.Lou 78 months ago | reply

    I don't like insects very much, but this is cool.

  4. aurora0borealis 78 months ago | reply

    Never knew ants could be so... spiky?

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  5. ExeDave 78 months ago | reply

    Stunning ant macro!

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  6. paspog 78 months ago | reply


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  8. natalija2006 78 months ago | reply


    Thank you for adding this
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  9. cmaccubbin 78 months ago | reply

    Criminy, Scott... terrific shot. Do you have an f/0.4 lens or something? Would love to know which settings you used on this one (so I can learn more from you). :D

    Seriously, what lens, focal length, shutter speed, aperture setting, ISO, etc. did you use?

  10. LVshooter 78 months ago | reply

    I used a Canon 50mm macro lens, with three Kenko extension tubes (highly recommended). Shutter speed was 1/125, aperture was f/13, ISO 400. For macro, you need an ample amount of light, so I used a strobe on a stand (shooting through an umbrella), and tried something I hadn't done before...set the piece of cardboard and ant on a lightbox (they used to use them to view slides and negatives). I think the lightbox provided some nice uplighting that highlights the tiny hairs on the ant's body. Of course, there's a huge trial-and-error factor here. Ants move, of course, and there's the very shallow depth of field (even at f/13). I'm happy with the results, and thanks for all the gracious comments.

  11. Ed... 78 months ago | reply

    Magnífica!!!

    This is an Awesome Bug!

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  12. starstruck232 78 months ago | reply

    Wicked!

    This is an Awesome Bug!

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  13. blipars 78 months ago | reply

    This is an Awesome Bug!

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  14. felishavigo 70 months ago | reply

    Amazing! And from your description it seems like it took a lot of work!

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