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Life in the Undergrowth
Life in the Undergrowth

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Challenge: Green II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: garden
Date: Jun 5, 2006
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2006

Had a great time doing this: "Ant terrorising aphids"

Used a old 50mm F1.8 reversed on the efs 60mm macro, held on with elastic bands and finally got round to making a milk bottle diffuser for my sigma 550. It looked a bit 'heath robison'... but it worked. Initally I used a monopod, but it gave me sea-sickness (seriously!!!) so i used a tripod. Had to manual focus, didnt always work, but i got some great shots. I chose this one as I like the red branch running diagonally across the frame and i think the way the ant is chasing the greenfly adds a sense of danger. I fully expect to get slammed in voting, as its not very pretty and there isnt a woman in a head-scarf... also its not as sharp as I'd hope, the ant is a bit out of focus. I'm really looking forward to your comments!

Place: 153 out of 453
Avg (all users): 5.5315
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.6129
Avg (non-participants): 5.4538
Views since voting: 825
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 254
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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06/14/2006 02:31:45 PM
should have scored higher in the challenge. Nice job.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/13/2006 10:48:33 PM
wowsers ... that's pretty creepy. Well done.
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06/13/2006 09:34:17 PM
Great stuff! Excellent use of the limited depth of field. Amazing.
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06/13/2006 12:57:14 AM
Nice macro. makes me itch! Love the detail on the aphids. Great shot! 10
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06/09/2006 05:20:43 AM
Crazy macro! To the point of seeing a waterdrop on the end of the pincer of the want. Cool shot, but doesn't really say green to me though. 7
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06/08/2006 10:14:53 PM
Excellent macro shot. The only things I might wish for would be to get rid of the out of focus green stem on the bottom edge and a shade more DOF.
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06/07/2006 11:27:54 PM
spectacular macro... Great Focus. Superb lighting.
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06/07/2006 10:40:56 PM
"WOW", so many critters here..... and they are all green.....
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06/07/2006 08:40:39 AM
excellent macro 8
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06/07/2006 08:29:16 AM
incredible macro. green doesn't really stand out to me in this photo, but its a great shot.
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06/07/2006 07:28:50 AM
excelent shot!
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