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Golden Ant

Golden Ant
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Copyright: Guillermo Castano (gcastano) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 14] (88)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-26
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-22 16:38
Viewed: 6444
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
This ant has a particular interest to me because the look in a dry, semi-desert of my country. In general I travel regularly and am a good observer and I have not seen him anywhere else.

It was taken with my first digital SLR camera, a Nikon D50 with 105 mm macro.

Be criticized, I'm learning from you. Hope you like it and thanks in advance for your input.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-22 23:24]

Hello Guillermo
Very interesting and well taken macro capture of this ant, that is new for me
Thanks for sharing

Buenos dias Guillermo,
Interesante foto, se aprecia una poderosa labor de aumento y un uso del flash relativamente bueno, aunque un poquito por encima de lo recomendado, ¿recuerdas si fue en modo automatico... eso suele pasar con el flash en modo automático y velocidades de obturación bajas (cuando menos en las compactas y en las bridges, que son las que conozco mejor de uso). De cualquier manera sigue siendo una buena macro, con un entorno agradable y que genera interés.
Con el ID no puedo ayudarte, estas hormigas se parecen todas!
Saludos, gracias por compartir. Jesús

Excelente ampliación, de evidente dificultad técnica que resolviste en general bien. De acuerdo con os comentarios de Jesús.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-23 8:19]

Hola Guillermo,
You do not say how big this ant is but it looks like it is about 1cm. This is a good macro showing its features with nice clarity and colors and the composition is perfect.
Thanks and best regards from Sweden,

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-23 11:03]

Essa formiga é novidade pra mim.
Penso que a intensidade do flash poderia ser menor para suavizar o seu efeito.
Grande magnificação, contraste e detalhamento. Ótimo enquadre.
Até a próxima.

hello Guillermo
super macro picture with good details and beautiful colours
very nice to see this ant wich i have seen in Cost -Rica i have also pictur,s of this Ant
greeting lou

Hi Guillermo,

Where this ant is placed in the frame, it is indicating movement. The macro point of view is showing the details and colors of the golden ant. The light is well controlled, it has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


hello Guillermo
superb macro shot of this ant, excellent details in spite of the small size of this insect,
colors and lighting are beautiful too
Bravo for this great capture and have a good night

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-05-24 19:37]

A really nice close-up image of this Golden Ant. You have captured good detail and beautiful colors. This is a beautiful specimen and you show him off very well. TFS.
It's funny I had never heard of a Golden Ant until I received my latest edition of Outdoor Photographer Magazine. It had a photo of this unique ant in it, and now you post the same kind of insect.

Hola Guillermo

Gracias por el comentario.

Pues si que es una hormiga interesante, no la había visto de ese color, y buen punto de vista y una macro excelente.

Un saludo Antonio

Hello Guillermo,
Nice capture with superb details and wonderful colours.
It is a very good composition with exceptional focus.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-05-28 19:03]

Hello Guillermo,
This macro image is of outstanding quality with incredible details and wonderful colours throughout. Thank you for sharing this amazing piece of work.

Great Shot mate. Thanks for sharing

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