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Old Jul 2, 2010, 8:29 AM   #1
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Default Aphid rustlers

I had spotted a few aphids and ants in the garden so they where on my list to get some shots of them,
so yesterday I spend some time with them.

First I was trying to get the images just handheld, but … the wind was moving the branch to much,
so I had to get something to keep the branch fixed in place and if I started building a tripod would make the shots a bit easier.

I ended up with one (light weight tripod) holding the branch steady and another one to hold the camera more steady.

Equipment – pentax k20d – kiron 105mm macro at 1:1 – dual flash – wireless controler – raynox dcr250 giving a 2.1:1 macro


Enough talking here are the results.

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I really wanted to get an ant milking an aphid, but didn’t get there, these where the closest to that goal.

#3 – ant milking


#4 – ant drinking


#5 – a bit later a small grasshopper came to take a look
(small is relative here – about 1cm – legs and antennae not included.

I dropped the raynox dcr250 and zoomed a bit out to get a shot of it, then thought that those ants had to be in the shot to.

So I made two shots, one with the ants, and one with the hopper and blended them.



this set and a few more are visible at full sizes at http://rhermans.smugmug.com/keyword/ants

Any C&C always welcome.

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Old Jul 2, 2010, 6:35 PM   #2
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Hi Ronny,
Looks like I should add a Raynox DCR250 to my armoury, I think I've always regarded this type of add-on as something of a gimmick ... Your series disproves that notion they're great, well done. ... Jack.
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Hi Ronny,
Looks like I should add a Raynox DCR250 to my armoury, I think I've always regarded this type of add-on as something of a gimmick ... Your series disproves that notion they're great, well done. ... Jack.
Thanks Jack,

Those Raynox lenses are worth every penny, and thats also because they won't cost you an arm and a leg.

Got this set a time back to use with my pana fz5, getting a macro lens I first thought I they wouldn't be used anymore. Now I don't leave the house without them (if i've got a camera with me - and thats almost always)
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