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Macro of an Ant dropping

Macro of an Ant dropping
Copyright ©2010, Loren Lewis
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This is kind of gross, but in light of the recent macro discussion I thought I would add it to my folder to demonstrate the magnifications attainable with a C5050Z and Jens Birch's method of lens adaptations.

I knew I had some carpenter ants in the house and even though they can do the same damage as termites, I was too complacent about removing them until I saw an ant walking across a paper on my desk, then stop and turn around to look at something. He then walked away. It was so small I couldn't figure what that little dark spot was on the paper so I took this super-macro. After I saw what it was, I rolled up the edges of the paper so I could dump it outside without it rolling off the paper. But... alas.. it became airborn as soon as I picked up the paper. Realizing that I could be breathing this stuff finally got my attention. Within minutes I had called an exterminator.

Photographer: Loren Lewis
Folder: Loren's Photos
Uploaded: 29-Jun-2010 17:03 CEST
Model release available:
Camera: Olympus C5050
Exposure time: 1/100
Aperture: f8
Focal length: 21.3
Lens: home made
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: crop resize Photo taken in 2006. I don't remember the rest of the PP.
Various: The light source was a mini maglite flashlight which caused the pinkish color. For shots such as these, the lens is so close to the subject it blocks natural light and also the flash.
Image resized to: 474x700

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