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dewy ant

dewy ant
Photo Information
Copyright: Shirley Ng (shirl6900) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 24] (316)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 400D, Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 compact macro, Hoya close-up +4
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-17 7:11
Viewed: 4633
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this little ant covered in dew.
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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-17 9:10]

Hi Shirley,
Beautiful macro. Very well done and TFS

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-10-17 9:22]

Hello Shirley,
this is a phantastic, impressive and technically perfect picture. The insect and the waterdroplets are
precisely focused and sharply reproduced. But not only the sharpness is admirable. This is also true for the light.
A real highlight!
Best wishes, Peter

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-10-17 10:05]

hi shirley,
truly n\mindblowing picture. Amazing natural details in it.
No words!!

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-10-17 10:07]

Hola Shirley, un excelente macro, con buena definición y un excelnte detalle. Buena exposció y naturales tonos de color. Un saludo

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2008-10-17 11:34]

marvelling... perfectly made presentation, with the very good DOF and good light.Colours are natural and intense.
I am congratulating you

A wonderrful macro.


What a fascinating shot, I cant really get my head around it. For some reason it reminds me of a shot in a science book I had at school. Macro as it should be done.


Thank you indeed for this jewel of an ant close up from a lateral POV Shirley, the sharply delineated dew droplets make this a perfect composition against that OOF dark green BG. TFS and cheers,

hi Shirley,
excellent macro shot

tfs sERGIO

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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-10-17 15:53]

Hi Shirley,
This is a great, rare shot!
This little ant looks like an alien creature.
Wonderful composition, great sharpness.

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-10-17 21:26]

hi Shirley,
wow, what an incredible macro shot.. going in my faves. love it. amazing work!

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-10-17 22:12]

Hi Shirley,
what a splendid macro!It is such a fine composition with lovely details.The dew looks great on the ant, resembling peppercones on a shred.The lighting is warm and the BG makes a fine addition to the composition.
TFS & Cheers

Hi shirley,

This is mind blowing macro. Very well done.TFS.

Hello Shirley and welcome among TN members! :>
Lovely picture with fantastic details! You took amazing picture which simply is my favourite one! :>
All the best from Poland,

Hello Shirley,

Great capture of this ant covered with droplets. The dew on the plant is very nice too. Excellent sharpness. Superb colours.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-07 12:44]

That is such a cool shot, Shirley.
An out of the ordinary presentation of this common insect.
Your excellent focus and exposure brought out those dew drops beautifully.
Great work!
TFS. : )

This is simply AWESOME !!

This is amazing Shirley.
One of the better macros I've seen in a while.
An incredible image,brilliantly captured.
Very nicely done!

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