Ants at three times life size series 2-2

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    Published by Bug Girl.

    I set up the studio for another try at shooting ants.

    Camera and lens: Canon Xti (manual mode f8, 1/200. ISO 100) + Tamron 2x teleconverter + extension tubes (25mm and 37mm) + Canon 100mm macro lens. Magnification is between 2.8 and 3.3 times life size.

    Lighting: MR-14 EX set to a 4:1 ratio and -1/3 FEC. I set the MR-14's ratio control for a third channel and setup a 430EX flash with a Lumiquest Pocket Bouncer that had a gold reflector insert (to make the light "warm"). I set the 430EX to -2/3 FEC via the MR-14 and positioned it so that the bouncer was directly over the "studio".

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    1. SewerDoc 74 months ago | reply

      An excellent macro.

      Your work has inspired me!!
      You are INVITED to post it in...

      The Nature Group
      Invited with SOS!


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    2. Mark Sabanathan 73 months ago | reply

      Fantastic Macro

    3. callumchapman 72 months ago | reply

      That's incredible. It's weird seeing ants so close up!

    4. McKillaboy 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Macro Ants, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Found in a search. (?)

    5. Caramosca 70 months ago | reply

      i like it a lot

    6. Lighthub 70 months ago | reply

      Stunning!!! Wow, what a perfect (SUPER)macro!!!

      Excellent work!!!

    7. dankos-unlmtd 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "AWESOME MACRO" (1/day), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. 68 months ago | reply

      Wow! Super Macro! After I get my 100mm, I will have to start learning about lighting. Nice shot!

    9. nj1890v 67 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful shot!

    10. (MatthewOsbornePhotography) 58 months ago | reply

      Good work. I've just bought extension tubes, a 2x converter and just now a refelctor so hoping to use that with my macros.

      Great extreme macro here BTW! :)

    11. Sam ♑ 56 months ago | reply

      You are invited to display this dazzling beauty in the 14kgold group!

    12. Keith Koenig 56 months ago | reply

      Simply Amazing.

    13. Lens' Man 53 months ago | reply

      Amazing macro!

    14. Fotoenergie 29 months ago | reply

      Schöne Macroaufnahme und schön in Szene gesetzt. Gefällt mir.

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