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Worlds Strongest Ant Finals 2009
Worlds Strongest Ant Finals 2009
Mark-A


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Challenge: Rocks, Stones, Pebbles (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jun 8, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2009

Well thought I would try something a little bit different :)

For those that watch Worlds Strongest Man you will know the finals include "The Atlas Stones" challenge, that was my inspiration for this shot... Just hope you like it and that it doesn't bomb, my Avg can't take it at the moment LOL.

For those interested I glued some cotton to the top of the stone and held it up with a rotatable / adjustable grip, the bottom of the stone was dipped in Sugar Water and I tried for ages to get the ant to "drink" from it whilst positioned over the white foamcore but she was having none of it, however, several times she ran up the holder of the grip I was using and would "reach out" so I adjusted the grips to put the stone just above the base and this was the result. Two shots later and the Ant was released back in to the garden :)

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 147
Avg (all users): 6.4793
Avg (commenters): 8.2632
Avg (participants): 6.3729
Avg (non-participants): 6.5190
Views since voting: 3914
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 217
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/30/2012 05:12:53 AM
Superb !!!!
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10/28/2009 05:24:05 AM
Absolutely brilliant idea!
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06/17/2009 05:14:24 PM
WOW .. this is amazing .. just amazing .. its hard enough photographing insects, but to get this .. AWESOME .. !!! .. a wonderfully thought out and executed image .. talk about incredible .. :)
sorry, but i reckon 6.4 is an insult .. :)
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06/17/2009 11:23:51 AM
I am disappointed not to see this in top 10. Very creative and fun photo. Well done, Mark!
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06/17/2009 01:02:53 AM
Nice one, Mark. Very creative stuff (I see you have a way with ants ;-)
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06/17/2009 12:08:51 AM
I am SO GLAD you told how you did this. So CLEVER! I'd gladly give up my spot for this... it deserves it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/16/2009 09:02:20 PM
Very cool!
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06/16/2009 01:54:37 PM
:) Extra points for such a creative idea!
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06/15/2009 11:46:16 PM
very creative - love the glossy underside
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06/15/2009 08:57:31 PM
nicely done!
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06/15/2009 04:06:30 PM
So cute. Nice lighting
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06/15/2009 06:50:57 AM
wow and the winner is 10
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06/15/2009 03:54:46 AM
haha
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06/14/2009 03:19:33 PM
Excellent! Well composed, sharp, good use of DOF, good lighting and a great idea that is well executed. This was my favorite of this challenge.
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06/13/2009 09:04:19 AM
lol...that's awsome=)
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06/13/2009 08:44:06 AM
very creative!
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06/13/2009 07:23:19 AM
excellent...I think we have a ribbon winner here 9
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06/12/2009 06:42:32 PM
Nice subject! very creative title. Well done!!
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06/12/2009 06:18:15 PM
i'm not voting in this challenge but this has to be a winner.
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06/12/2009 02:08:14 PM
Nice idea!
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06/11/2009 11:36:39 PM
6
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06/11/2009 10:35:45 AM
Ha, nicely done! Works really well! Clean background, clean shapes, interesting patterns, colours and textures in the rock and the perfect focal point of the ant!
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06/11/2009 01:24:15 AM
LOL! Let me guess.....no ants were harmed in the filming of this photo. Very clever.
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06/10/2009 03:45:26 PM
hehehe clever
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06/10/2009 12:00:13 PM
This is such a cool idea and I think it's well executed. 8 from me, good luck.
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06/10/2009 08:31:46 AM
hehehe:)
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06/10/2009 06:33:01 AM
This is my pick for the winner. Excellent!
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06/10/2009 04:15:49 AM
very creative idea, excellent focus, well composed. should make top 10
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