Image Doctor: The Mother
Photographer: Malyka Youn
Camera Type: Canon IXUS 210
Shutter Speed: n/a
Adjustments: None. I don't really like making adjustments to my photos.
Photographer's Comments: I'm not quite sure what this creature is, I suppose it's the Mother of Ants. But I thought it looked very interesting, sitting underneath the pillars infront of my house. I'm surprised I got so close to it, without it flying away or attacking me. I don't have a DSLR camera.. So this was taken with my ordinary camera.
Image doctor's advice
I am rather pleased to see you making this photograph using a compact camera, and here's the reason why. Most compact cameras have a very small sensor and thanks to the physics of photography, this means that by comparison to larger DSLR cameras they actually have the depth of field. This is not so significant when it comes to taking landscape photographs, but becomes really useful when you want to make macro photographs like this one.
In making this photograph the one thing I would be inclined to do is actually to 10 photograph into the vertical and get a little bit closer. This will help us see the detail in the ant while at the same time eliminating some of the distractions, in particular from a stone to the bottom left of the picture.
Good effort; keep up the good work, Anthony.
Image Doctor's edited version