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Another male Lasius ant portrait

 
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lauriek
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:40 am    Post subject: Another male Lasius ant portrait Reply with quote

Here's my Male flying ant portrait, I presume this is Lasius niger but as usual not 100% sure!

Square crop for composition. Stack of around 60 images, aligned in CZP, stacked in Tufuse.



Shot with E330, MF1, OM Auto bellows at around 1/2 extension, Nikon 10x microscope objective, STF22 twinflash.

Point of interest, this ant spent nearly three days in the freezer, I got it out mounted it, got everything lined up, was working on final shot settings, position tweaks and exposure when I noticed the palps moving around! So back in the freezer for another day, that seemed to do the job...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Laurie, there seems to be quite a few areas on the ant that look a bit soft like around the antennas and both corners of the mouth. Could they be stacking artifacts? I love the composition though.

Is that full 10x magnification?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

light always excellent, beautiful yellow details with black.

P.S. cracks due to age ant or freezer?, I am still not very practical Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great one Laurie. Looks like a little alien. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all!

P_T it was only a quick stack, I could spend more time tidying it up! I would estimate that probably is around 10:1..

nto, good question! I am not sure of the answer. I've not seen this in photos of live subjects but then I've never seen a live subject at this magnification!!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good angle, great photo.
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