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Honeypot Ants
magnetic9999


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Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: construction site
Date: Sep 6, 2003
Aperture: f/16
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2003

found a tilled up anthill at a construction site. got some amazing shots!! used my 420ex flash to help with hand holding ..

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.9133
Avg (commenters): 7.5294
Avg (participants): 6.7660
Avg (non-participants): 7.1607
Views since voting: 6382
Votes: 150
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/15/2003 02:20:01 PM
Oh. A lot of people said they had never seen this before. Turns out that there are these ants who's role is to act as living food storage units for the hive, for use in lean times. They just grab on and hang, and their abdomens fill with sugary substance. If you look at the picture, you can see the 'access port' on top. It's like the 'keg's tap' :) ..

09/15/2003 12:46:07 PM
no 1's or 2's? i must be doing something right!!!!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 10:52:30 PM
thats a crazy shot-- I done get it-- but I like it
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09/14/2003 06:05:56 AM
Amazing shot. Where were these? It's a shame about the top ant being cropped though. Nice DOF.
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09/12/2003 05:04:02 PM
Holy cow! Aren't they something! Good capture. I'd like it even more if the top one was completely in the frame.
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09/12/2003 02:23:33 AM
Reverse mounted lens?
09/11/2003 04:08:33 AM
Definitely the most unusual looking insects in the challenge!
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09/10/2003 09:09:54 PM
I think this photo would have a better feel to it if it were rotated counter-clokwise 90 degrees. Good close-up.
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09/09/2003 11:14:07 AM
Another 10 from me in this challenge.
What an interesting photo you captured. It's another 10 for me. You deserve a winner.

Message edited by magnetic9999 - remove extra lines.
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09/09/2003 09:45:37 AM
Awesome!
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09/08/2003 08:29:37 PM
those are very strange, the color and texture work well with the light you have managed
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09/08/2003 05:58:00 PM
Are these captive or just in the garden? Whichever it is quite some image.
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09/08/2003 05:31:51 PM
The most interesting ant I ever saw. One amazing image. Nicely captured.
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09/08/2003 10:53:41 AM
Where in the world do these guys live? I have never heard about them before or seen them. Wild. Great photo!
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09/08/2003 10:01:27 AM
wow! I've never seen these before. Are those abdomens or some fluid filled sac they carry around with them?
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09/08/2003 08:24:15 AM
This is a very cool subject. I have never seen anything like it! Framing may be slightly off, I'd like the overall shot better if I could see the second ant's head. Excellent Macro... good job!
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09/08/2003 06:54:13 AM
Love this one. The angle makes it stimulating. Good luck!
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09/08/2003 04:04:19 AM
Nice close up of an interesting subject. Not much to criticise here, but I can't help thinking it would work better rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise.
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09/08/2003 03:38:47 AM
Nice Colours... Rich... I like the red-orange contrast against the gray.
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