Photographer's Note

Hello to all TE members. This is the second post of the “Nature in Macro” photo series, which was shot in Gunung Ledang in Johor on the 20th of March to 22nd of March. So, allow me to continue the fairy tales of Puteri Gunung Ledang.

Before that, with the first image dedicated to CHRIS JULES, so, here we are the second dedication to WES WANG. Hope you like it, Wes.

According to the History text during our school days, the ruler, Sultan Mansur once declared to his court that he desired to have a wife who shall surpass the wife of any prince in the world. When his ministers reminded him that he was already married to a princess of China and a princess of Java, the vain Sultan said “for one prince to marry the daughter of another prince – even other Rajas do that. What I desire is a bride such as no other Rajas possesses: that is the girl to marry. We desire to ask for the hand of the fairy princess of Gunung Ledang.” …………….. well folks, I needed to surrender here, and if you wish to get the rest of the story or the legends, please do log in to or search it by typing “puteri gunung ledang”.

Alright folks, let me continue with this shot, a very common mountain ant, a black ant, grows by the colony and conquer the earth in thousands. So, this little one got to my attention while minding its work around this green leave. From a “peeping” angle, I got this image captured, with a leave blocking in the front, putting a different PoV and focusing directly at the ant, thus giving the backdrop a cool DoF.

Exposure Program – manual
Speed Value – 1/50s
Aperture Value – f/4.5
Focal Length – 90mm

So, folks, enjoy this cool macro shot and I will be posting the next image next week.

Cheers to all and good day.

PJE, weswang, thaprem, jhm, TeresaT, gary91, aznegrao, rabani, anele has marked this note useful

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