Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/17/2013


Photo taken on August 17, 2013


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Canon 100mm 2.8L
Janet Brien
Canon 5D Mark II
Pacific Northwest
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raynox dcr-250
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Busy Little Ants!

Busy Little Ants!
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This collage shows "near misses" of some ants that I captured running up and down a Chicory stem. They were getting ready to cut down the flower stamens and then haul them away to thier ant hill. They were running around so fast that I didn't think I'd have a single picture that would work. As it was you can see that my depth of field is too shallow on all of these pictures. I only got a fine sliver of each ant, not good enough. In order to compensate for their fast movement, I made sure to take pictures in the bright light and with a higher ISO. It worked quite well, except that I should have upped my aperture to include more of the ant in focus.

Don Sutherland, William Sutherland, Aquilant, Angela Parker and 3 other people have particularly liked this photo


11 comments - The latest ones
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What a gorgeous collage!! You are an amazing photog!!:)
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific composition!
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
4 years ago.
Mike (Bogger3)
Mike (Bogger3)
Lovely series of shot's
Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
Amazing work!!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding collage.
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
Natures workers.
4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
this shallow depth of field is some great tool... but it is also a great curse.... nonetheless i love it. because it makes visual what might be forgetten. The movement. When your dof is enough to get the whole ant, it looks a little bit static. frozen. The unsharp part add to the feeling of motion, life. Its more like my own eye, that concentrates at one moment to the top, and a blink later to the tail.
4 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
Ants are easily one of the hardest things in this world to photography. Great work Janet.
4 years ago.
Friedhelm Hufnagel
Friedhelm Hufnagel
Sehr detailiertes Ameisenfoto.
Große Klasse.
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
I would be really pleased if my macro shots were as consistently brilliant as yours..............this is a cracking set of shots which show both the detail and the sense of movement that ants are known for...........very nicely done!
4 years ago.