Lying in the grass.
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    Lying in the grass.

    by muzza22au » Wed May 23, 2012 3:53 pm

    Thoughts on these, spent an hr lying in the grass trying to get a clear shot. Unfortunately they were in shadows so had to make do with what lighting was available.

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    Camera Nikon D800
    Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
    Aperture f/9.0
    Focal Length 90 mm
    ISO Speed 1000
    Exposure Bias 0 EV

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    Camera Nikon D800
    Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    Aperture f/9.0
    Focal Length 90 mm
    ISO Speed 4000

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    Camera Nikon D800
    Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture f/13.0
    Focal Length 90 mm
    ISO Speed 2000
    Exposure Bias 0 EV

    Any thoughts tips? All handheld while lying down.

    Edited with bigger images.
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    by muzza22au » Wed May 23, 2012 10:46 pm

    I know they are not up to scratch with most posted here but would still love some C&C. Am still venturing in this area and trying new stuff.
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    by Busiboy » Thu May 24, 2012 9:34 am

    I can't comment on colour with a dodgy work monitor.

    You've got a lot more in focus, but this doesn't make them better than the previous shots.

    You've captured a photo of something here, the previous ones of the ants were much stronger for mine.
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    by W G » Thu May 24, 2012 9:40 am

    muzza22au wrote:I know they are not up to scratch with most posted here.


    I would beg to differ Scott,

    There is STUFF HAPPENING in these which I find elevates them high above most of the point and click nonsense I see.

    I like the pastels, I like the 'water colour' style and mostly I like the stories my imagination can come up with look at these fellas gathering around the office water-cooler.

    I think they are your most rewarding macros to date.

    Keep 'em coming.

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    by Big Pix » Thu May 24, 2012 11:12 am

    ...... agree with WG

    There is a lot in these images and are some of the best macros to date...... the soft pastel colour, action and more
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    by CraigVTR » Thu May 24, 2012 12:12 pm

    I agree these are good shots. Very hard to get macro action shots, especially hand held. Well done.
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    by Dug » Thu May 24, 2012 4:32 pm

    Love the shots and the ants

    The shots colours and detail of what the ants are doing is great.

    I just love the taste of these ants as well that fizzy sharp citrus taste!

    one of the things I miss down south :cry:
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    by beeb » Thu May 24, 2012 4:40 pm

    #2 appeals to me - I like how the ant at the top is in sharp focus, and its hesitant and wary appearence really give a sense of what life might be like as such a tiny creature where everything around is such a large potential threat.

    #3 is too cluttered for me, seems to lack any particular point of focus/interest.

    Great shots though - especially for natural-light. Those kinds of apetures can be extremely challenging!
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    by beeb » Thu May 24, 2012 4:42 pm

    Dug wrote:I just love the taste of these ants as well that fizzy sharp citrus taste!


    LOVES NIKON = EATS ANTS

    No surprises there... :lol: :P
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    by muzza22au » Thu May 24, 2012 5:38 pm

    beeb wrote:
    Dug wrote:I just love the taste of these ants as well that fizzy sharp citrus taste!


    LOVES NIKON = EATS ANTS

    No surprises there... :lol: :P

    They are tasty :wink:
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    by Dug » Thu May 24, 2012 7:27 pm

    beeb wrote:
    Dug wrote:I just love the taste of these ants as well that fizzy sharp citrus taste!


    LOVES NIKON = EATS ANTS

    No surprises there... :lol: :P


    Don't knock it till you try it ! Nikon and bush foods :wink:
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    by muzza22au » Thu May 24, 2012 7:51 pm

    Thank you for all the comments, I tried to use a tripod on these little critters but they just move around too much. Will need to set up a maple syrup collection point again and try with the tripod. I am hoping I can get nice and clear shots. I love small insects and creatures and have always drawn them, but I find trying to photograph them is even more challenging. I think the one where the ant is standing off slightly might be a good oil pastel which I may do when the weather is not so good lol.
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