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War of Ants

War of Ants
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Copyright: Thiago Servio Benedicto (thiagobr) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 8 N: 50] (240)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, Digital ISO 50
Exposure: f/5.0
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Insects and Animals from Brazil, Insects in Brazil, Ants in Brazil [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-27 16:17
Viewed: 16159
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Esta foto foi muito engraçada, tinha acabado de comprar minha camera quando descidi testar o poder do macro dela, fui nos fundos da rua da casa da minha vó e quando vi essas formiguas Tigre passando pelo arame farpado e cheguei bem perto dela com a camera mas sem sucesso no foco, me afatei e mesmo assim tirei a foto quando descarreguei as fotos tive a pura sorte da foto ter saido assim :)


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  • thistle Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 74 N: 3014] (9282)
  • [2005-01-27 16:39]
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Great shot!
It is very interesting: poses of the ants, barbet wire on which they are and nice green background. It's a pity that there is shadow on the FG when the BG is so bright, but it is still very good shot
Well done :-)

Thiago, Great addition to the ant theme..There are so few in this category..Great pose.. these two seem to be communicating somehow? A little fill flash might've helped with the shadow. Some shooting data & a note would be helpful. TFS!

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  • maira Gold Star Critiquer [C: 167 W: 8 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-27 21:56]
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A foto - macro - está ótima, acredito que se você fizer um corte geral melhoraria mais, tem muito fundo sobrando.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-28 4:40]
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Amazing shot! What a moment you catched! Quality isn't superb but pose of those two ants are great. And barbed wire! Symbolic scene. To favourites.

Nice shot, funny pose.
A bit underexposed and focus a bit soft.
Well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-28 8:49]
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Thiago, já estou com inveja. Eu sempre quis fotografar formigas. Já tentei, mas não consegui nenhuma boa.

Parabéns por esta. Muito nítida, com ótimo ângulo e profundidade de campo. O arame farpado só aumenta o que a foto parece ter de dramaticidade.

Show de bola.


What an interesting Pic. Just what are these two saying to each other? Nice sharp focus. The green background is just so suitable for this one. Some info is definately needed.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-01-30 4:29]
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I think this is a very fine picture. Very close and very sharp. It is also very original. The bright green of the background is also a very nice addition to the whole picture. It's a good contrast for the black of the ants and the rusty barbwire. Too bad a shadow is casted over a part of the backgound. Is that you (often the photographer casts a shadow over his subject when using the supermacro function). Also the other out of focus barbwire string in the bottom of the picture slightly distracts me from the subject. And o yeah; you just got to write a note!

Exceptional clarity and details. Did you use the flash? IMO this photo would have been one of the best macro shots I have seen if you could get some light on the subjects. Very fascinating just looking at it. Very well done.

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  • Fespo (74)
  • [2005-02-02 21:01]

Me parece que você é perito em insetos... risos...
Outro trabalho excelente. Só faria um corte melhor para valorizar mais a composição. Lindo trabalho, Parabéns!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-02-03 6:42]
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Excelent picture of these ants discussing together, Thiago.
An unique one. Very sharp and very well composed.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-02-07 6:59]

It's a well captured and funny picture. To bad there is no note

Po Que foto legal, otimo momento.
Quem ganhou a batalha, rsrs.
Parabens pela Macro.

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  • latek (14)
  • [2005-02-25 17:06]

It is very funny picture.
Thiago Servio Benedicto have you good shot!

Oi Thiago!

A really amazing capture you have here...it is almost unreal in its precision. Great POV and excellent post!



Hi Thiago,
Very interesting capture.


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  • Runs Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 3 N: 0] (55)
  • [2006-07-28 2:36]

Hi Thiago,

Great shot ! J'aime beaucoup la symétrie de cette composition. Les deux fourmis qui se tiennent face à face sur ce fil de barbelé, c'est excellent. Le barbelé ajoute encore plus de sens et de force à cette composition évocatrice de guerre.

La zone de netteté est idéale tout comme la lumière qui nous montre juste ce qu'il faut et laise le reste dans l'ombre.

Great job !

Regards, François

Hello Thiago!
Again a very interesting picture! I really like to watch photos presenting some facts from insect lite. And here I can see a very interesting interaction! :) Even if the DOF is not perfect and there in no note this is a very interesting photo.

The photograph is a very good capture and interesting. I like this composition a lot, POV and nice details. Thanks,

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  • Calaca (157)
  • [2007-04-26 15:28]

Hola Thiago,

me encantan los insectos, y esta foto esta genial, la nitidez y la pose de las hormigas es perfecta, te felicito.

Belo macro, sobretudo pela iluminação que você conseguiu de certos ângulos além do excelente ângulo da tomada e da profundidade de campo.
Grande resultado, parabéns

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