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Old May 8, 2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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chasing the ants again today....not nearly as long today though..just for like 10 minutes...cuz i couldn't find many ants.....

i did find this little guy though. I got a couple of shots, but this one was the best.

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check out those awesome antennea!!!

lol..i like how sharp this one came out....this one i actually underexposed on purpose to try to get some extra DOF...and then was able to lighten it up with levels....is this cheating? hope not

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oh yeah....if anyone has a good site to try to identify this...or if they have a book...post a link or could you look it up? so i can give it a proper title....lol
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Old May 8, 2004, 3:34 PM   #3
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good macro.

Did you use a special lense or only your G2?
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Old May 8, 2004, 4:00 PM   #4
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I prefer this to the B&W now. Insect macros look better in colour I feel. They're essentially a scientific photograph and I wouldn't expect a scientist to use a B&W with a subject like this.

How can it be cheating to edit it afterwards? It was taken with a digital camera after all...
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Old May 8, 2004, 5:49 PM   #5
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thanks guys....this was using the inverted lens trick....check out one of zuhdos close up threads....he explains it there.....



well....i guess it's not cheating because i knew i had to do this....otherwise i would've gotten camera shake...or something....lol
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Old May 8, 2004, 6:09 PM   #6
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Hey Vito, how large is that critter. It looks a lot like a mosquito but it might be a Crane Fly or close relative. When a Crane fly is standing, it's legs spread out about the size of a quarter.
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it was about the size of the shutter button on my G2....tiny little guy....i'd say a couple millimeters...around the size of a normal black ant

something like that....

not nearly as big as a quarter though....
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i ran this through my newly downloaded Neat Image......that is AMAZING!!!

makes the Jpeg compression easier too

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That has made a big difference.
What were you using before?
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Old May 9, 2004, 7:36 AM   #10
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haha....photoshop....lol

actually i did do anything for the noise....and someone told me to try it...so i did....

looks amazing now
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