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Amblin' Ant
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Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

Macro of an ant inside a plastic straw, backlit by an incandescent bulb.

I expect a lot of DNMC comments/votes, though I swear this creature was both alive and undomesticated when I took this photo.

I wanted it to look like it was trapped in amber.

-Crop
-Resize for DPC
-USM at 12%/48 dia/TH = 0
-USM at 66%/0.6 dia/TH = 5
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 9/10 = 120kb

Statistics
Place: 216 out of 218
Avg (all users): 3.8140
Avg (commenters): 2.2500
Avg (participants): 3.6200
Avg (non-participants): 3.9507
Views since voting: 1061
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 242
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
01/29/2007 12:24:24 AM
Ohhhhh a straw? That's a neat idea.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 11:32:22 PM
Poor.
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01/27/2007 11:44:11 PM
too dark
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01/27/2007 05:25:39 PM
fun, freaky, energetic, surreal, calligraphic, dramatic. 8
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01/27/2007 02:48:20 AM
hmmmmmm . . . . .not sure what this is about. A Blurred ant in a white light?
Insects are about detail, this is more abstract I guess.
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01/26/2007 07:12:41 PM
erm.... its an ant :D
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01/26/2007 04:58:42 PM
I don't really care for this picture. You can't really tell what the thing is and the sunlight is to intense.
01/26/2007 03:03:33 PM
Details got lost in the light area and also submerge (probably not the right word but I hope you get what I mean) parts of the ant.
01/24/2007 07:59:13 AM
That is not wildlife... its insects...
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01/23/2007 01:56:57 PM
Not really good lighting for this critter.
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01/23/2007 03:04:37 AM
Shame about the light
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01/22/2007 08:34:14 PM
Too much light on the ant causing the photo to be somewhat washed out around the head. It looks out of focus but that may be because of the excess light.
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01/22/2007 06:30:12 PM
A bug, and a fairly indistinct one.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2007 04:50:14 PM
WildLife, not InsectLife
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01/22/2007 11:49:05 AM
Lighting is a bit harsh and the ant should be in better focus. Would like to see better detail for a challenge shot.
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01/22/2007 11:33:27 AM
Insects were specifically not included in this challenge.
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01/22/2007 01:27:37 AM
Ant wouldn't be included in the challenge... although even if I forget about the dnmc, it ends up being technically poorly executed photo, with no detauls on the animal that seems out of focus, and that blotch of white flash is sure to distract and dissapoint even the most friendly viewer.
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01/22/2007 12:18:35 AM
sorry - but this is not even a good snapshot. There is no detail to the ant, poor lighting, poor composition....nothing at all about it that I care for.
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