I was trying to get a shot of a herd of aphids grazing contentedly in the foreground while the shadowy figure of an ant loomed behind. Somehow, while I was trying to figure out how to fit 5mm depth of aphids into 0.5 mm depth of focus, it all went a bit strange...
Tech stuff: the critters were on a shoot from my grapevine that I'd cut from the plant and placed in a beaker of water (it's one that needed cutting out anyway, so no harm to the vine). This made it easy to get natural light on the scene and to frame and focus the scene - well, easier than it would have been on the vine.
Technically, not as sharp in the foreground as I wanted - I was still fiddling with focus and framing when the scene presented itself - but I like the panicky-running-around feel.
Final processing with Topaz Adjust to give it a movei-poster feel. I don't use Adjust much - I'm not a big fan of the halo-and-grunge look - but it was perfect for this job.
Thanks for stopping to take a look.