Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mine!

Continuing the ant pictures for the month of August in Camera Critters...



79/365 - Ants part 2

We have a hibiscus plant, which gives us beautiful flowers, but it has also attracted a whole lot of ants and other insects. The plant itself is ant infested, but instead of feeling icky about it, I saw it as a chance for me to take pictures of the ants.

Doing the shoot was tricky as I am only using a point and shoot camera. It also didn't help that these little critters would walk and run nonstop, so at most times my camera is already focused - the shutter half-pressed - so when the ants pass by, I would just click my shutter and see what I captured.

A very painstaking task, but as any photographer would tell, the rewards will always be priceless and sweet.

*** Jenn ***

4 comments:

Mara said...

It may have been painstaking, but the result is fantastic! Well done...

Larry D said...

Nice work with the point and shoot camera!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great results with your point and shoot. I love mine--I can switch to macro with the touch of a button--no changing lenses needed.

January said...

Nice result for a point and shoot camera..