15 Extreme Close-ups of Ants


Macro photography that is well done can introduce a whole new world of subject matter to photography fans. As these extreme close-up photos of ants show, there is a beauty that exists at such a level that we rarely get to see it. These are some of the best macro shots we have seen. Don't forget to check out the resources at the end of the post if you want to find out how to emulate these shots.

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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there are some lovely photos on this post.

taking shots of ants really isn't easy. getting them to stand still is a nightmare as i found out last weekend. aparantly if you put them in the freezer for a while they slow down a bit….anyone else heard of this technique?

This is just fantastic photography.. I never know some ants will have so many hairs as the penultimate photo shows..

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