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Hard Innocence

Hard Innocence
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Copyright: Carlos M Garcia (alguazul) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 14 N: 120] (713)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70, 105mm F2.8D Micro-Nikkor
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-26 14:30
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Points: 10
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The ant Camponotus cruentatus is one of the most conspicuous ants in "Los Alcornocales" Natural Park in the south of Spain. Large and noble, with its distinctive rufous gaster, is perhaps one of the most photographed ant in the region because its spectacularity and relative ignorance of the photographer (not as the Camponotus barbaricus, that sometimes make fast attacks when detecting the hand or camera). In this image of a series of several magnifications and frames, a group of ants in a circle around the center of the image is carrying a small caterpillar to the nest. The antennae are touching the center of their interest... What can sense an ant when touching the surface of a prey? The same as me when smelling "Jamón Serrano"? I do not know. These existentialist and fundamental questions are above my knowledge. The main subject is perhaps the ant in the upper side that was the one I tried to keep in focus with slight movements of the camera. This series of images were made with a Nikon D70, with a 105 mm macro lens and some extension rings. Illumination was that of the sunlight and an SB21 flash.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-04-26 14:35]
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Bonsoir Carlos,
Extraordinaire ton image. Quelle voracité! Je ne voyais pas les fourmis ainsi.Oui,la nature n'est pas tendre. Merci pour cette excellente image
Bonne soirée

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-04-26 15:04]

wow!! impactante foto Carlos, la nitidez y los detalles son impresionantes, felicitaciones por el trabajo. Saludos. Carme.

Hola Carlos,
El macro realizado es impactante, me encanta como se ven de detalladas y nítidas las fieras hormigas en plena faena, en especial la cabeza.
Aqui hay otras Camponotus (tengo en mi galería C. mus) pero no hacen eso, creo. Las carnivoras son otras aquí.
Un abrazo

Buenas Carlos
A esta ya las había visto en formato grande y me parece una pasada de foto, como que te la había seleccionado para lo del dvd.....
El momento es brutal igual que la toma.
Un abrazo

Dear Carlos!
As the entomologist I like to watch macros presenting different species of insects. And I really like a good quality pictures. And this one is very good, also as a documentary photo! Great timing (ants at "work"), very good low POV, and fantastic DOF. I especially like details on ant's head!
Very well done!
TFS and best greetings from Lodz,

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