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"Hard worker"

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Copyright: Sebnem Sozer (dew77) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon Macro EF 100mm F2.8 USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ants, Hormigas, Ameisen, Miers, Fourmis, Formiches, 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-21 3:57
Viewed: 6165
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 141
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday my moskovian duck portrait was removed.I tried to find some information about him at google,wikipedia etc but I couldn’t.I’m very surprised when I learned that he was a domestic animal.I’m sorry for taking time who was writing critiques about my post.
I’ve taken this shot last weekend.I know DOF is not enough and I should work with narrower f...But these ants are moving so fast and do not stop,so I couldn’t arrange my settings...They are really hard workers!!!Have nice day and hope you’ll like it.
Infos from www.bugguide.net

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Superclass Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Subclass Pterygota
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
Suborder Apocrita (Ants, Bees and Wasps)
Superfamily Formicoidea (Ants)
Family Formicidae (Ants)
11 subfamilies, 297 gener and do nota, and about 8800 species worldwide (580 nearctic)
Ants have slender pedicel ("waist"), which are typical in suborder Apocrita, but ants can be distinguished from wasps by their elbowed antennae. These small insects are usually black, brown, or reddish, and they live in colonies with well-defined castes that typically comprise a worker caste of sterile females and a reproductive caste of winged males and females.
Ants generally live underground or in dead wood, but exact habitat may vary with genus and species.
Food depends on particular genus and/or species. Many ants are predators or scavengers while others "milk" aphids and other insects for their sweet secretions or cultivate fungus on cut leaves.
All living ant species are eusocial.
Family Formicidae – Ants


Camera Model:Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time: 6/13/2005 5:41:36 PM
Shooting Mode:Aperture priority
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/1000
Av( Aperture Value ):5.0
Metering Mode: Evaluative Metering

ISO Speed:400
Lens:100.0 mm
Focal Length:100.0 mm
Flash: Off
AF Mode: AI Servo AF

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-06-21 4:02]

Perfect macro Sebnem. Very nice moment, perfect composition and sharpness.

Hello Sebnem

This is a perfect macro. Awesome detail. A very strange looking charachter. Congrats on a magnificent shot.

Nice shot Sebnem, good macro, sharpness and DOF. Good work! Thanks for sharing

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-21 4:30]
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This is amazing shot Sebnem! Ants are far too fast to good capture ;-) but you did excellent job! I love moment - ant worker at work. Superb details and sharpness. DOF isn't best but ant's body is sharp enough. You are great and fast photographer :-)

hello:) beauty photo:) exellent shot:) I love pose:) and I like colours here:) great DOF:)
I love it:)


Hi Sebnem!
What a wonderful details and superb pose!!!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-06-21 5:04]

Hello Sebnem,
An excellent capture!
Very impressive detail on this tiny subject and great colours.
Very well done.


It's a great macro capture.
It is a nice idea to capture ant at hard work. I had never thought of focussing my camera on them. I know how hard it could have been to take this one.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-06-21 5:37]

Good focus on eye! The backlit is also fine, TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-21 6:14]

For such a tiny creature this is a very good macro Sebnum. So sharp and clear, and BIG. An unusual looking ant too. Well done. Bravo!

Wow! This is amazing. They move so fast, I am very impressed with this shot.
Great detail captured here of this incredibly strong ant. Superb colours.
Well done and thanks for posting.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-06-21 6:27]
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Hello Sebnem,

So you have a new camera?? Or did I miss something? Your picture of this ant is very nice, in spite of the slightly shallow DOF. It's very close and details are great. I can't wait to start photographing insects myself. Well done & TFS!


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  • momos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 57 W: 55 N: 171] (705)
  • [2005-06-21 6:41]

Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία Sebnem!!!
Σωστά εστιασμένη και με οξύτητα. (gr)

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  • Phoki Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 0 N: 21] (284)
  • [2005-06-21 7:27]


Excellent capture and well done on the details.
Focus and DOF are always limited in shots like this, it's not your fault.
The attention are the head and thorax. Beautiful crisp details. Well done.


Hi Sebnem
excellent capture! good focus & details
Tanks for sharing

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice capture.He is really hardworker.
Colors,lighting,details and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-21 12:31]
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Şebnem, despite the shallow dof you mentioned, this is a very nice shot.

Excellent sharpness and colors to depict the worker.

Composition is also great.

By the way: is Cem your brother?

Nice picture of this funny ant, Sebnem.
Good sharpness vhere it counts, nice colours and good POV.
Very good work.

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-06-21 14:57]

Hi Sebnem.
SUPER MACRO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The composition is good, while not perfect (I find the subject too centered) and the lighting is pleasant. The focus works well, made just on the insect's head

This is a difficult subject and you did a good job here.



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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-06-21 15:16]

oh woooow... Sebnem, who is your little friend who work so hard here? :P What a superb macro shot, it is so crispy and sharp, great composition, lighting and DOF. Very well done my friend.... Thanks for sharing

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-21 15:50]

Merhaba Sebnem, Very nice moment you captured. I know how difficult to shoot these ants. I loved the light. Excellent details on the focussed parts.
Well done.

This is a fascinating image, Sebnem. IMO, DOF is not an issue here, as this critter's head is so well in place, with a futuristic expression. Environment conveys a mysterious feeling on top. A superb image!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-21 17:29]

Hi Sebnem, great shot. The head is perfectly in focus and it's a very well composed shot. Maybe a little more DOF would have been good but still a very good shot of a difficult subject. Well done.

Nice composition and focus point.
You comment explain all about DOP.
TFS, Laurent

Great macro of this ant on the move. Maybe needed a bit more DOF to be perfect, but as you say, they are always on the move and very hard to shoot.

Great shot Sebnem,
Excellent detail, colours, sharpness and POV.
Well composed.
Well captured, thanks for posting

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-06-22 7:31]

Hello Sebnem!
This is another nice macro, i like the composition the colours & razorsharp details.

Very well done!

Sebnem, This is a great scene with a great POV and sharpness where it counts..You had to shoot a moving target so 1/1000th was what you needed to get it sharp, Well done!!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-06-22 11:06]

Amazing ant. Great macro. This photo is telling a story.
Great capture and well done.



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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-22 11:54]

Hi There,
You have very nicely captured Macro Ant photo here..Nice DOF,POV and colors:)TFS

Very good shot Sebnem, it may not have the DOF but its very interesting to study. Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-24 3:26]

Wow ! Beautiful microcosmos ! Well done composition for this nice Ant ! Very good pose, colors, DOF and details ! Congratulations Sebnem and thanks for sharing.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-24 6:45]

Bonjour Sebnem, superbe shot de cette fourmi au travail, les charges transportées sont toujours surprenantes. Bonne composition et teintes. TFS Didier.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-25 5:13]

tek kelime ile harika...

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-06-25 8:05]

Hello Sebnem!
Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.
Have a good weekend!

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-06-26 14:22]

fantastic macro Sebnem,
Everything is said here, good details,fantastic pov and a great dof, extremely good job, my compliments.
gr. Jaap

This is an impressive ant capture. As you said the DOF is to shallow but with these critters is hard enough to get them in the frame. Very well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-07-10 10:50]

Amazing capture!
Excellent lighting, superb sharp image, great colour.

A fantastic macro, for a fantastic insect. Ants are incredible, their way of living is often surprising.
Congratulations for this shot Sebnem.

Beautiful macro indeed. Even if the legs are blurry, the details of the ant itself is great and also the texture of the rock. And the colours caught my eyes.

Great photo, Yan

Sebnem, this macro is breathtaking!!!
Fantastic light, colors and details.


P.S All your photos are wonderful.

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-07-29 10:17]

Hello Şebnem!
Very nice capture.Back light is wonderful.Excellent composition...
Thanks for posting...

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-07-30 16:32]

Are you sure this is not a domesticated ant? :-)

I have tried shooting ants before and with no success. You have done really well here and the note is very informative.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

Hello Sebnem,
This photograph is captivating! The ant has superb colours. Very beautiful work.
TFS, cordially,

Superbe les résultats que l'on peu obtenir avec un vrai objectif macro. Les détails sont assez bon mais la profondeur de champ peuet-être un peu faible.

Sebnem, your photos are nothing short of perfection. They are spellbinding, one after the other. I am mesmerized. By all. this is an example. Superb!!!
PS Thank you for your kind note.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-13 10:52]

Excellent macro shot. Very nice. TFS.

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-08-22 15:38]

very nice macro
wonderful colors and contrast
well done

It's amazingly close, I wish my lens would allow me to get so close. Excellent composition but it's obvious that you should have, and could have, reduced the aperture for a better DOF.

Nice shot. I think the DOF is fine. It's amazing how large the objects are that they can carry.



Excellent image Sebnem with great details and sharpness. The title is very well chosen as those were exactly the words I was thinking of as I saw the photo. You have got some serious magnification here and it gives a good look of the tiny world. A very nice one!

Wow, this is so clear, he is a strange looking creature up close, fascinating!

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-11-22 11:35]

Fantastic shot Sebnem. Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details.
Yes, I like it! Very well done.

Lovely image and well seen despite the limited DOF. You have captured the face better than anyone I've seen on TN. My ant pictures fail miserably because they are too fast. Well done!


Great close-up, Sebnem! I like very much the light here, it makes the ant a bit translucid - very nice effect!
A good note as well :-)
Best greetings,

Hello Sebnem
Perfect macro wonderful details and superb.

TFS Eyal

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2006-02-11 9:20]

Ótima macro. Muito boa foto. Excelente nitidez, cores e contraste. Muito bom trabalho.

Great macro. Very good picture. Excellent clearness, colors and contrast. Very good work.

Bonjour Sebnem
Une excellente photo en macro,les couleurs sont justes et parfaitements exposées. Félicitations pour la belle composition.

Merci et bravo...JP

wonderful capture of this little ANT!
Good POV and nice sharpness!
Great job on the DOF!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-06-28 20:21]

Excelent shot, Sebnem! Wonderful sharpness showing colourful details from a nice POV.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-23 6:16]

Hi Sebnem
Great macro shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details, DOF and POV. Also good note as usual and composition.
Well done my friend


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-08-29 5:33]
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Impresionante macro sebnem por su POV, iluminación, colorido y nitidez, sólo el foco es extrañamente difuso, a pesar de disponer del uso de un F menor... aunque la explicación que brindas en tus notas lo esclarece.
Yo también sufrí el retiro de un primer plano de un pato cuando comenzó a funcionar TN... y decidí mudar la imagen a TrekEarth, para no dejarla en el olvido... puedes verla aquí si lo deseas.
Gran entrega, gracias por compartirla.
Saludos cordiales... Ricardo

Impressive macro Sebnem for their POV, illumination, coloring and clarity, only the focus is strangely diffuse, in spite of to have the use of a smaller F... although the explanation that you offer in your notes it clarifies it.
I also suffered the retirement of a close up of this duck when it began to work TN... and I decided to move the image to TrekEarth, for not leaving it in the forgetfulness... you can see it here if you want it.
Great post, thank you for sharing.
Cordial greetings... Ricardo

Sebnem zaman buldukça tüm çalışmalara bakmaya çalışıyorum.Buda gerçekten müthiş bir çalışma olmuş.Böyle bir makro çekebilmek gerçekten mutluluk verir insana.
Eline sağlık..
Ali Sözer

Hi Sebnem, wonderful macro, great details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sebnem,
Action well captured!
Great colours & details in this well composed shot...
Good angle of light adds life!
Pablo -

Hello Sebnem!
This is a very good macro! I can clearly see all details (like setae) on this ant's body, especially well seen on the head.
Moreover, this is non-commertian picture showing an insect which is not popular and common here on TN :)
TFS and best withes from Lodz,

You are an amazing lady. You are so patient. Sorry your
duck was removed.
But, the current image makes up for it.
It is TRUELY great.
Your notes are excellent.
Best regards,

Hello Sebnem,
Ants are plenty and we just overlook. Not many pictures of ant to view. This is an excellent picture of tiny and constant moving ant. I like the composition and sharpness of this photo very much. Congratulations,

Merb Sebnem super makro karimcanin bacaklardaki damarlar bile gorunuyor mukemmel! composition cok guzel ellerine saglik selamlar Necip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-07-16 10:24]

selam sebnem
bu kucuk modele tam da calisirken iyi bir kadrajlama yapmissin
kompozisyonu, bakis acisi, renkleri, netligi, detaylari ve bilgi notu basarili bir yakin cekim calismasi olmus
eline saglik

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