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Extreme Magnification: greater than 10x life-size
Feb 9, 2012 00:50:11   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
I belong to the Lorquin Entomological Society (http://www.facebook.com/lorquinsociety ), and was recently asked to provide a few photographs of ants for a pending article.

Ants! Talk about small! So I gave it my best shot. Post cropping, 10:1 magnification (10x life-size), or greater.

Hand-held Nikon D5000 at ISO 400 with Nikkor 105G macro lens, 1/200-sec at f/20 (or so), natural sunlight and Nikon SB-600 Speedlight with O-Flash 3/4-circle Fresnel prism attachment.
Velvety Tree Ant (Liometopum occidentale) 1
Velvety Tree Ant (Liometopum occidentale) 1...
Velvety Tree Ant (Liometopum occidentale) 2
Velvety Tree Ant (Liometopum occidentale) 2...
Southern Fire Ant, major worker (Solenopsis xyloni) 1
Southern Fire Ant, major worker (Solenopsis xyloni...
Bi-Colored Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bicolor) 1-3
Bi-Colored Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bicolor) 1-3...
Bi-Colored Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bicolor) 1-2
Bi-Colored Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bicolor) 1-2...
Bi-Colored Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bicolor) colony entrance
Bi-Colored Pyramid Ant (Dorymyrmex bicolor) colony...
(Invasive) Guinea Ant (Tetramorium bicarinatum) on honey
(Invasive) Guinea Ant (Tetramorium bicarinatum) on...
Minute Black Ants (Monomorium ergatogyna) = really small!
Minute Black Ants (Monomorium ergatogyna) = really...
Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) 1-1
Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) 1-1...
Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) 2-1
Red Imported Fire Ants (Solenopsis invicta) 2-1...

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Feb 9, 2012 00:54:18   #
dirtpusher Loc: tulsa oklahoma
 
got my vote

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Feb 9, 2012 01:32:03   #
PHFoto Loc: Idaho
 
dirtpusher wrote:
got my vote


:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Mine too.

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Feb 9, 2012 01:37:21   #
dirtpusher Loc: tulsa oklahoma
 
had a big battle once with fire ants was down at conroe texas. had a '63 impala super sport ss fuel pump went out on my 327 so i just grabbed some wrenches crawled under pulled it off on side road thumbed ride about 6-7 miles went back started putting back on got it up there one bolt in an man i started getting eaten i ripped my clothes off started brush'n them off i was on fire put different clothes on luckly had in trunk. crawled up over engine fought it back on then got done a cop pulled up asked about things told yeah was stripped. he said ok said i was reported by a passer by. i said o yeah prbly thought i was nuts dancin around. he said yeah they said i was dancin an hoppin around like a crazy man... lol

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Feb 9, 2012 02:07:36   #
Nikonian72 Loc: Long Beach CA
 
dirtpusher wrote:
. . . i ripped my clothes off . . . i was reported (to police) by a passer by. i said (to cop) o yeah prbly thought i was nuts dancin around. he said yeah they said i was dancin an hoppin around like a crazy man...

You made me laugh! But now I just want to get that image out of my brain!

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Feb 9, 2012 03:06:18   #
dirtpusher Loc: tulsa oklahoma
 
just want to get that image out of my brain!

yeah 10-4

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Feb 11, 2012 13:19:31   #
rayford2 Loc: New Bethlehem, PA
 
Nikonian72 wrote:
dirtpusher wrote:
. . . i ripped my clothes off . . . i was reported (to police) by a passer by. i said (to cop) o yeah prbly thought i was nuts dancin around. he said yeah they said i was dancin an hoppin around like a crazy man...

You made me laugh! But now I just want to get that image out of my brain!


I used to hate a lot of bugs and insects until I saw macro pictures of them. Marvelous constructions irregardless of the species.

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