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Farm of aphides

Farm of aphides
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Copyright: Slawek Chudy (chudy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-10
Categories: Insects
Camera: SONY DSC-H10, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3,5-4,4/6,3-63, Memory Stick PRO Duo
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): in my garden [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-11 9:47
Viewed: 2835
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Polish]
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae (pronounced /fɔrˈmɪsəˌdiː/), and along with the related wasps and bees, they belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. Today, more than 12,000 species are classified with upper estimates of about 14,000 species.They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist.

Lilac aphid (Aphis sambuci) - aphid from the family aphis. The form is wingless dark-celadon with black limbs and soda siphons. The inspired form is black. It is little insect preying on the black common lilac. Preying is held from the spring in big settlements of wingless forms, at first on rushes, later insects are also passing on the bottom of leaves and flower shoots. Next an inspired form preying in the summer on meadow plants appears..

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Hello Slawek,

Nice picture with good concept and well composed. But in this kind of harsh light conditions, it is best to use the fill-in flash. This will provide more light to balance the picture and better detail.

Flash combinations regulated minimum, f/4, ISO 100 and 1/400s; settings can serve as a basis for this type of photos, taking into account maintaining a distance of over 15 inches, still using the macro approach.



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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-11 10:33]

Hi Slawek,

Ciekawe zdjęcia.
Lubię bardzo dużo kolorów i kontrastu im.
Photo odtwarzania jest również dobre.
Have a nice weekend,

Interesante contraluz y un buen formato. Una imagen que te pone en la escena. Bonito trabajo Slwek: Josep Ignasi.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2009-07-12 2:27]

Czesc Slawek!

Bardzo mi sie podoba to zdjecie. Bardzo trudno jest zrobic jakies sensowne foto mrowce. Rewelacyjny pomysl ze zrobieniem zdjecia pod swiatlo - promienie swiatla pieknie przeswietlily owada nadajac mu ciekawa, miodowa barwe.

Hello Slawek !
This is a very nice picture of ant and aphids. The details are excellent, but what I like most is the vertical composition and the light which is shining through the ant, making it look translucent. The blurred BG make them stand out nicely, too. Very well done !

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