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Ask Alice

September 24


I'd like to ask Alice if traveling to Wonderland changed
her perspective. As I lay in my yard looking through my
camera with the macro field of view, I did not even notice
the fire ants that had crawled up my arms and on to my
camera. I wondered why my focus was a little off. It
was a nice effect but I could not get a focussed shot in
the group of images in my view finder.

A sting brought me back to this world. I jumped up...
ran to the driveway... set my camera down and started
brushing them off. When I picked my camera up, I saw
ants running around on my filter.

I guess this is a "new filter". I'm not sure you really
want to try it but it is free (well except for a little

Canon EOS 1D Mark II ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
1/1600s f/4.5 at 100.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
carol j. phipps06-Jun-2007 20:02
Voted. Sensational! Storytelling.
Greg Burke13-Jan-2007 20:35
great photos all around. If Alice ate this mushroom she'd be dead as it looks like the Aminita phalloides, or death cap from what i can see of it..
carol j. phipps07-Nov-2005 23:35
My goodness! what a story! Ouch!
Guest 21-Oct-2005 00:30
I really like your choice of DoF here…gives the photo a very mystic and enchanted feel…perfect for what you were going for.
Marisa Livet30-Sep-2005 16:56
Great title and great mood for an original macro.
Guest 27-Sep-2005 14:14
Cool macro, interesting depth of field.
Rosi Blaurock26-Sep-2005 21:41
Very nice macro.
David Clunas26-Sep-2005 19:36
like the ins and outs of focus on this, like a dream.
Guest 26-Sep-2005 01:00
Nice macro and love dof.
Guest 25-Sep-2005 20:51
Amazing Scott..crazy dof and a very unusual shot..congrats...
Guest 25-Sep-2005 20:51
Amazing Scott..crazy dof and a very unusual shot..congrats...
Guest 25-Sep-2005 18:47
Wow, a beautiful shot! Nice DOF!!
Buz Kiefer25-Sep-2005 17:37
Watch those shrooms, Scott.
Very nice image.
Faye White25-Sep-2005 14:27
Is that an ant on the lens? How cool! Too bad about the bites though - ouch!!!
Guest 25-Sep-2005 08:20
rich in vitamin b12. :P
cool effect.
Steven Jusczyk25-Sep-2005 06:28
Beautiful angle and DOF.
Guest 25-Sep-2005 04:49
Hi, Scott! It's Lori. :) Love the image and imagery, HATE the fire ants for you! Nasty little buggers.... I don't like creepy-crawlies in general.... :) I agree about the DOF and the dreamy quality; great title!
Guest 25-Sep-2005 03:13
Very well done! Believe I will pass on the "technique," though. ;-)
shatterbug25-Sep-2005 02:22
That's going the extra mile to get the shot! Great result!
Jeffery Stahlman25-Sep-2005 01:56
very nicely done
Stu24-Sep-2005 23:37
Excellent macro
Guest 24-Sep-2005 22:18
WoW!! Nice shot Scott,love the DOF here.
Piotr Siejka24-Sep-2005 22:04
Lovely shot! Excellent DOF and focus.
Sharon Rogers24-Sep-2005 19:39
I'm so glad to hear that you also go to another planet while taking a shot! Now I'm scratching. ;-) This is very nice and soft. Love the lumpy bits on the top.
Brian McAllister24-Sep-2005 19:09
Wonderful soft and rich colors to this shot Scott. Nicely done!!!
Johnny JAG24-Sep-2005 19:00
The 'filter' seems to work fine, nice shot.
beverley harrison24-Sep-2005 18:42
wow! lovely shot! it has a dreamy quality to it! is it magic? lol!
Guest 24-Sep-2005 18:10
Now that is suffering for your art! Great title, terrific picture.
Glendower24-Sep-2005 16:50
Very cool composition with superb DOF and exposure.
Coleen Perilloux Landry24-Sep-2005 16:38
I love the look of this. Sort of like a wonderful fabric for a fairy princess' dress. Put white vinegar on the fire ant bites right away. takes the sting out and keeps it from getting bad.
northstar3724-Sep-2005 16:30
looks like it has just burst up through the soil
Herb 24-Sep-2005 16:18
Great DOF
Gayle P. Clement24-Sep-2005 16:18
I like the dreamy look of this. It fits right into a fairy tale.
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