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Lens: Pentax D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR + Pentax 50mm/1.4 reversed Camera: Pentax K-7 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/150s Aperture: F16 
Posted By: Nitrok, 06-27-2010, 02:24 AM

Ant gets its reward from protecting the aphids.

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06-27-2010, 02:28 AM   #2
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Great shot, DOF good and focus is sharp with natural colour.
06-27-2010, 02:32 AM   #3
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Great shot, DOF good and focus is sharp with natural colour.
Thanks eaglem.
It was pretty hard to get the head and the drop in focus because i shot this handheld
Luckily I managed to get the focus on the right spot just at the right time.
06-27-2010, 03:11 AM   #4
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Great shot, again!

The exif says you used no flash, and seeing the bokeh, I believe it. It must have been pretty light out there! Did you have full sun?

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I can't see the photo :S
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Oops never mind there it is, GREAT shot, the drop and the ants pincers are perfectly in focus.
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Great shot, again!

The exif says you used no flash, and seeing the bokeh, I believe it. It must have been pretty light out there! Did you have full sun?
Thank you Rense.
Actually I used external flash with diffuser. No idea why it says "no flash used" in exif data - maybe because it's all manual flash?
I use always flash when photographing at this high magnifications.

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Oops never mind there it is, GREAT shot, the drop and the ants pincers are perfectly in focus.
Thank you Praestigium.
In case you didn't know the drop is actually nectar produced by Aphids. There is lot of sugar in it so Ants love it.
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Brilliant shot !

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great capture and composition... dave m
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Brilliant shot !
Thanks Frogfish.

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great capture and composition... dave m
Thanks Dave.
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Uhaa! Really brilliant!

How come you used 2 lenses to get this? You actually mounted the 50mm in front of the 100mm?

How many cm between the glass and the ant?

Were you using live view?

Thanks!
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Uhaa! Really brilliant!

How come you used 2 lenses to get this? You actually mounted the 50mm in front of the 100mm?

How many cm between the glass and the ant?

Were you using live view?

Thanks!
Thanks Kytra.
I used reverse adapter to attach the 50mm in front of the 100mm. This allows about 3:1 magnification when using the macro lens @ 1:1.
The distance between the Ant and the lens were about 5-10cm. So working distance is really close.
I use always optical viewfinder when doing macro photography.
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