Macro shot of an ant [insect alert!]

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  1. Lyanna

    Lyanna TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I just HAD to take my new macro lens with me on holiday to Greece, and this little bugger was sitting so perfectly still....I know his rear end is out of focus but hell, this was one difficult shot. Whatcha'll think?

    Species by the way is Cataglyphis nodus, and we are looking at a worker here.
     
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    Oh, too cool!!! I feel like I'm a fellow ant looking at him!
     
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    that's awesome! great perspective! I wish my camera could get that close!!
     
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    That is an awesome shot. Nice work!
     
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    I really like it. I almost expect him to keep walking right out of the frame.
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Kewl............Anybody see the Discovery episode about killer ants?
     
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    What do I think? I think that's a super shot! At that magnification level it would be near impossible to get the whole thing in focus.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have a macro lens that came with the camera set when my dad gave them to me. I never found it useful and has been in the box for a long time.... Now I got to get it going!!!
     
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    Thats an awesome shot. The ant looks like it's locked and loaded, ready to bounce on anything.
     
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    oh my god im amazed! that is such a good shot, never realised how big their eyes out, kinda looks like hes looking at the cmaera posing heh

    what are these macro lenses? they sound expensive!
     
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    That is amazing, it's funny how you see ants everyday yet you don't think about what they really look like. That Macro lens was definetely worth getting, well done!
     
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    Wow, thanks all for your compliments! I was amazed at the level of details I could get this up close.

    Psychodoughb0y, I got a macro converter, wide angle converter, telephoto converter and tube for the Canon G5 just before I went on my holiday to Greece. Cost me 175 euros in total. :D
     

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