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_MG_2044 Ant moving larva

_MG_2044 Ant moving larva

These little guys move so fast that I couldn't get enough depth of field at ISO 400 to get them all in focus, so I decided to use my 580ex flash with the Gary Fong Lightsphere and a smaller f stop. It worked!

Canon EOS 350D
1/200s f/11.0 at 90.0mm iso400 with Flash full exif

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Fabienne11-Aug-2006 22:03
Cette fourmi rouge est surprise en pleine action, c'est une macro très réussie.
Judith Barnett03-Jun-2006 16:32
Aren't those the ones that bite so hard? We have some nesting in an outdoor bubbler and every time I use it the the water drives them out and they come screaming out, each carrying an egg! Great shot!
Guest 03-Jun-2006 12:12
Love these type shots. "Save the young, save the young!" Ha ha ha.
Peeka03-Jun-2006 11:15
ants are incredible workers! Great shots. Peeka
Digipets03-Jun-2006 03:55
Michele Rodgers03-Jun-2006 03:45
Super shot ... it certainly worked out.
Patty Church03-Jun-2006 02:04
Very impressive!
Guest 02-Jun-2006 21:29
every time i shoot macros (unless its very bright out) i use f11 or f16, 1/250 sec or so, iso 200, and the built-in flash and I get amazing results
SAL Photography02-Jun-2006 21:25
"Wow" that worked
Isabel Cutler02-Jun-2006 21:24
Using the flash with manual settings (and E-TTL) allowed me to close down my aperture and raise the shutter speed so I had a good chance of stopping the action and getting the ant in better focus.
Guest 02-Jun-2006 21:14
Wow ! That really turned out great! Very sharp shot!