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Dynamite comes in small packages!

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 1 June 2011 in Animal & Insect.

Quite proud of this shot. I saw the ant on the balcony rail and rushed off to fit my macro lens. The camera was hand-held, and the photo was taken while the ant was in motion!

Not something you would want to find under the bedcovers at night!

Canon EOS 40D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 800 100 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

Liz from Cape Town, South Africa

Rob, that is an amazing shot!! Well done. A really interesting piccy, and scary too.

1 Jun 2011 5:36am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow - it is fantastic all that detail. Have just bought a Tamron SP AF 90mm macro lens and am desperate to take this type of shot. Will be practicing lots wih this for inspiration.

1 Jun 2011 6:35am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my goodness! What a terrific macro, Rob. The detail is simply amazing. They look much uglier up close and personal :)

1 Jun 2011 6:59am

kisskool from Fontainebleau, France

waouh, this macro is extra, 5 * for me

1 Jun 2011 7:36am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This really is a superfine shot, Rob and somehow all the more rewarding that you did not spend a week setting it up. He sure does look mean, though !

1 Jun 2011 7:40am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

The most beautiful shot I seen today on Aminus. 5*

1 Jun 2011 8:45am

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

omg great macro!!

1 Jun 2011 1:30pm

Cherith from Penticton, Canada

Great shot.

1 Jun 2011 2:23pm

Kat from saskatoon, Canada


1 Jun 2011 7:27pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

very nice, i like the hair detail, it s well done
have a nice day ☺

1 Jun 2011 9:16pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A Top shot Rob, the details are really clear, it has plenty of warning signs, so better those beds !

1 Jun 2011 10:07pm

Canon EOS 40D
1/160 second
ISO 800
100 mm