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"... which completes my quota for today!" - said the Ant. Clutching the last seed he parachuted himself to the "FunGus Bar & Grill", his...
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"... which completes my quota for today!" - said the Ant. Clutching the last seed he parachuted himself to the "FunGus Bar & Grill", his favorite dive. Later he went home, ate a bit of tongue soup from his wife, annoyed the kids, and went to sleep. Tomorrow's the new day... ;)
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SuzMDixon PRO
SuzMDixon May 20, 2015
Beautifully sharp.
Forfarlass PRO
Forfarlass June 13, 2015
Great capture lovely detail.and comes with a quirky story.
sweetpea72 PRO
sweetpea72 June 13, 2015
Fantastic shot (:
BiseraI July 17, 2015
petemcwade April 20, 2017
Excellent detail. Love the ant taking away its prize.
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eelcovanroden Jul 19
Congratulations, great capture!
LookSee Jul 19
Thank you!
LookSee Jul 19
Thanks, all! :)
OksanaKseni Jul 22
Amazing photo!!!
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Thank you!
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Behind The Lens

I made this shot right in front of my home. It's one of the perks of living in the country, instead of being surrounded by asphalt & concrete!
Quoth the Exif, 12-May-15 12:18:37 :)
Here's all of it. Shutter Speed:1/250 s; F-Number: f/3.2; ISO 100; Exposure Bias Value: 0.00 eV; Metering Mode: Pattern; Flash: Off, Did not fire; and Focal Length: 5.5 mm. Plus, the camera also has a special "Micro" mode, very handy to take on the small world around us!
Olympus Tough TG-2 - good for many things on and under the water. No other equipment was needed.
Of course, it was the ant's activity, firing up the imagination for various stories, like the one I used for the picture description.
I had to crop this one somewhat, so as to make a better layout of image elements. Nothing much more worth mentioning was required.
In my camera bag
I find it easier to carry a photo vest than any photo bag. So I load my photo vest with whatever I might need for my photo session, walk or trip, while my photo bags usually keep the equipment I'm not using at the moment. The vest's many pockets usually contain two cameras, spare batteries, ND and CPL filters, and one photo clamp standing in for a tripod. Recently I include a small action camera, mainly for its wide field of view and resistance to water and weather. The vest also has large-lens pockets that contain a small water bottle, sandwich, or a bar of chocolate if I plan on being out for the whole day. There is about three meters length of paracord or similar strong, thin rope, one hefty pocket knife, and a lighter. My smartphone comes along too. It has yet another spare camera, but more importantly the Spirit Level App wich I use to make the phone a perfectly horizontal surface under my camera. This is essential for panoramic sweeps. The app is free, and requires no extra permissions whatsoever. The large back pocket of the vest is reserved for a lightweight rain poncho. If the weather suddenly plays up, the poncho neatly covers all. Using the tools mentioned above, much can be improvised along the way, so that's all I need to make photos.
According to Murphy's Law[s], when you set out to photograph landscapes, usually the best shot of the day will be something on another theme! So be ready for all scales and aspects at all times. That's why I always have a side camera capable of approaching themes that may appear while the main camera is busy with something else. Beside this, another saying comes to mind; this one from Mel Gibson in "The Patriot": "Aim small, hit small!" Have a Good Light!

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