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Micro Conflict
Micro Conflict

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Challenge: Fauna (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-5050Z
Location: forest
Date: Apr 20, 2003
Aperture: F 5.6
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2003

Personally I don't like zoos that much. So I decided to go out to the real wildlife. But taking a photo of ants was everything else than easy. They are small, very agile and not a single one stopped for a moment in front of the camera on my tripod. Neither sugar nor delicious fruits helped here. So I had to try shooting without a tripod. I know, this shot is not perfect, but it is the best one I've got after 3 hours of drilling ants. Most of the others are even more out of focus because of camera shaking, movement of the ants and due to the little DOF in super macro mode. It was a hard work, to get this result. You should try this yourself sometimes :-)

Place: 44 out of 313
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Votes: 228
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2003 02:08:49 AM
great macro! those must be big ants :o)
04/27/2003 11:20:49 PM
yucko! i thought at first it was a bean! well. that is nature... great capture!
04/26/2003 02:03:40 PM
wow. very cool shot. i might have boosted the saturation a bit ot bring out the colors a little more.
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04/26/2003 07:49:11 AM
What a capture! The shadow bothers me a bit, but it's a great composition and the colors are beautiful. - 8
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04/26/2003 12:53:28 AM
Wow! Amazing subject matter, magnificent macro!
04/25/2003 04:57:09 AM
04/24/2003 12:42:10 PM
Nice catch. I like this.
04/24/2003 01:22:59 AM
This is one excellent shot, congratulations to you! This would also do very well in the "transportation" challenge this week!
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04/23/2003 02:36:12 PM
Nice fauna, nice colors, nice composition
04/23/2003 11:22:45 AM
Great macro shot.
04/23/2003 10:14:20 AM
Dynamic cropping.
04/23/2003 12:43:49 AM
[Comment only] I've been staring at this picture for a few minutes and I can't quite figure out if the ants are carting away a piece of plant or if that's some kind of worm/grub. Maybe it's a grub. It doesn't look like any plant I can think. The shadows detract from the image but there's not much you could have done for that. Flash wouldn't work at such a close range. Maybe if you had a macro light... Great spur of the moment capture.
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