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May 20, 2015 20:40 |  #1

Searching for owls but did not find any, found a Bull ant nest so took advantage of short MFD of the 100-400 II lens.
Yesterday with 1.4 TC: (Notice only 1 antenna)

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Today with 36mm tube, looks like same ant.

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May 20, 2015 20:47 |  #2

I haven't shot any ants but I have found the shorter MFD on the ii vs the i an asset. Nice capture.


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May 20, 2015 22:11 |  #3

Nice captures Dave


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May 21, 2015 00:27 |  #4

Good captures
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May 21, 2015 03:46 |  #5

Nice captures


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May 21, 2015 04:10 |  #6

Very nice; not sure I'd want to get much closer ;)


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May 21, 2015 04:37 |  #7

Thanks for comments all.

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Very nice; not sure I'd want to get much closer ;)

I have shot these with MPE65, that gets the heart rate going :)


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May 21, 2015 12:09 |  #8

Great shots Dave, god these must be big.


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May 21, 2015 21:24 as a reply to  @ Lester Wareham's post |  #9

Thanks Lester.
These ants around 30mm. Very aggressive and fearless.


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May 21, 2015 21:41 |  #10

Wow nice work, creepy looking fellas though


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May 24, 2015 05:19 |  #11

Found this bush cockroach today, shot with 100-400II with 1.4 TC, MFD to show size difference between common ant found around the home to the bull ants above. (Ant is just below cocky on the left)

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May 24, 2015 20:39 |  #12

Great set! Can I ask which 1.4x you are using? I just purchased the 100-400 II this weekend. I was very pleased with finding that I could get close to the small subjects!


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May 24, 2015 23:01 as a reply to  @ 5280Pics's post |  #13

Canon 1.4xTC V2.
Consensus is 1.4TCs: V3 a teensy weensy bit better than V2. With 2xTC: V3 significantly better then V2 (but of course no AF possible)

I tried with 1.4TC and 36mm extension tube, AF slows but still OK in good light.


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May 25, 2015 13:08 |  #14

Choderboy wrote in post #17569882 (external link)
Canon 1.4xTC V2.
Consensus is 1.4TCs: V3 a teensy weensy bit better than V2. With 2xTC: V3 significantly better then V2 (but of course no AF possible)

I tried with 1.4TC and 36mm extension tube, AF slows but still OK in good light.

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May 25, 2015 14:43 |  #15

Fierce! :D


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