It was Sunday and the kids were sick! What a bad Sunday :-( Not a chance to go out. But I was holding a macro lens in my hands and on the kitchen table a few ants, which I discovered by chance he he he :-) So it was clear what I intended to do!
The setup was not difficult, because I wanted to keep it simple for my first macro! I just wanted to set up 3 towers with small cubes and the ants should be exactly in the middle of the construction. Then I positioned the tripod and mounted the camera with the flash on it. The flash was too strong, and also turned down I did not get the desired effect. I needed a diffuser!!! My little son was eating a yogurt. Perfect!!!! I took the yogurt and cleaned it with water. Then I put the container of the yogurt over the flash and set the flash in direction of the ceiling. He he he … a perfect diffuser and it’s free!!! On the side parts of this construction I needed small mirrors to get the reflecting light between the cubes. So I took 2 small mirrors of the Barbie dolls house of my little daughter ;-) I positioned the small mirrors on the side parts of the construction at a 45-degree angle to the ceiling and the cubes. I sprinkled a bit of sugar in the center of the cubes and then I stood there and waited for the ants … but no none ant came :-(
„What are you doing Daddy?“ asked my daughter. „I’m waiting for the ants“ was my answer. „And why are you doing ugly movements by pulling faces like you were on the toilet?“ she asked further. I started to smile and told her the situation. „But Daddy, sugar won’t work, try syrup, this is better and you will see how many ants will come“ was the answer of my daughter! „What??? Really???“. And in fact, she was right! Suddenly there were quite a lot of ants and I could make this photo! How amazing this situation was, and apparently there is more wisdom between heaven and earth than I think it does. Sometimes the children know more than we adults ;-)
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