Camponotus discolor male, queen, and worker
Here's an image I should have taken years ago.Â It's a stylized shot of the different castes in an ant colony, perfect for a textbook illustration of the morphological distinctions among males, gynes, and workers.Â Better late than never, I suppose.
photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D
ISO 100, 1/250 sec, f/13, flash diffused through tracing paper
Challenge - build up library of these for many species!?!?!
It is a text book photo, and so we must use it. :)
Do you have some photo with your instalation of the tracing paper ?
I'm really impressed by the quality you obtain whith f/13 !
Sorry for my english... so french...
Hi Olivier. See here:
Thank you for your answer and this nice arcticle, it is more efficient than my stoffen bounce !
All I need are more full colonies of hibernating ants. These ones were docile and cooperative. I can't imagine trying this on a bunch of Iridomyrmex...
Wow. I just visited your site. You have some really amazing photos. Wow.
I would like to have more time for macros, I will buy some tracing paper for next photos with the mpe ;-)
Ahhhh, this lens !
Hmmm, nothing a bit of CO2 won't fix, no?