Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/24/2013


Photo taken on July 11, 2013


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pollen
poppy
ant
Oregon
Pacific Northwest
Canon 5D Mark II
Janet Brien
Canon 100mm 2.8L


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Pollinated Ant on a Poppy Petal!

Pollinated Ant on a Poppy Petal!
1 more picture above in a note! :)

A few weeks ago I was taking pictures of poppies when I noticed a bit of movement at the edge of a petal. Peering closer, I could see that it was a little ant, and I was instantly up for the challenge! Tiny moving insects are difficult to capture clearly and always excellent practice for coordination and holding the camera steady. Also, you must be quick on the judgement call of aperture and, if possible, changing aperture quickly for several attempts. I never expect these pictures to come out because it's no fun being disappointed, but for some reason, my extreme concentration for these situations often result in success! I was truly surprised when I found this ant on my screen, not only crisp, but covered with pollen too, something I couldn't possibly see! :D

Loco's Photos, António, Agnès, Willi Morali and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


20 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
I knew.. I KNEW just from the thumbnail this was one of yours !!!

Stunning !!!!!
3 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Ahhhhhh...bokehliscious!!!! ...and the super sharp tiny little ant...outrageously stunning!!!!:)
3 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
This is truly brilliant. The tiny scale of the ant combined with the undulating soft petals in the bokeh gives the feeling of a landscape or should I say plantscape. Sensational work as usual Janet.
3 years ago.
Maria Ismanah
Maria Ismanah
so very gorgeous!
3 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Fabulous...I know I have been there and it is very hit and miss. Well done on a superb capture
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great shot of this tiny ant, against the huge vivid background. Seen in www.ipernity.com/group/prime-lenses.
3 years ago.
Andi Gast
Andi Gast
Great macro and bokeh!
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
I love the title. Too many biting red ants in our garden!
3 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Amazing!
3 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
Amazing!
Great macro and bokeh!
3 years ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Stunning macro, looks great against the red background.
3 years ago.
Lucy K
Lucy K
Gorgeous and so clever to see and capture this tiny piece of life
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Beautiful macro shot!

That's Wild!!
Seen in

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of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding shot.
3 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
This is so cool
3 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
+++++++++
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Fabulous Janet. Don't know how I missed this
3 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Outstanding focus and study in reds, Janet! Wow!
3 years ago.
Jonathan Johannsen
Jonathan Johannsen
Great bokeh!
3 years ago.