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Attacked by Ants

Attacked by Ants
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Copyright: Gert Ellstrom (ellis49) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3434 W: 331 N: 505] (2254)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-21
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7100, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 APO MACRO EX DG OS, Digital RAW 320 ISO
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-31 2:42
Viewed: 2625
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello friends, thanks for you kind words of my previous post.
This new born Four-spotted Chaser did not survive long, the ants attacked him before the wings had dried,
But that's nature.

from Wikipedia
The Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata), known in North America as the Four-spotted Skimmer, is a dragonfly of the family Libellulidae found frequently throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-05-31 3:09]

Hello Gert,
Fantastic action shot in impressive sharpness and details. Gorgeous warm colours. Splendid background, composition and DOF. A beauty!

Hello Mr
照的清晰 很漂亮的蜻蜓
顏色鮮豔華麗 還在被螞蟻殘害
構圖美麗 背景深遂

You depict a ruthless aspect of nature in this picture, Gert.
The poor little Dragonfly is being consumed by ants and you have captured this scene with precision, showing 4 of them on different locations on the victim's body.
The image is well composed.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-05-31 7:16]

Hi, dear friend.
You have pictured an amazing rare scene. It is fantastic as well as splendid colours and composition. BG is simply superb too and details of the image also impress the imagination. You have used rather large aperture and could achieve a proper DOF. Unlike you I do not like close-up shooting with D7100 yet. May be all will be in the future. Warm regards and many thanks for touching congratulations and wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-31 8:59]

HI Gert,very original and interesting post showing us the last minutes of this poor dragonfly,i never seen something like that before,great scoop and top quality of detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Superba compozitie.

Ciao Gert, poor new born dragonfly, but great macro, fantastic details, splendid sharpnessand wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

like it, good focus, definition and color, very good macro.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-31 13:50]

Hello Gert,
Even though I know this is the way things go in nature, I always feel a bit of sadness fort the one on the losing end of a battle. The ants look like they will be feasting for a while on such a large insect.
Great capture filled with plenty of detail and beautiful natural colors. Exposure could not be any finer and you obtained nice DOF with your f/6.3 aperture.

Helo Gert

Like you wrote that's nature , excellent macro of dead and life from the world
of insects, with fine POV, great focus, sharpness, details, and saturation
of the color tones, TFS


hallo Gert
super good composition to see many details
good sharpness and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

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