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Bull Ants - A Territorial Dispute
Bull Ants - A Territorial Dispute

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: on the firetrail
Date: Nov 29, 2010
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125+ExtFlash
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2010

i was taking katee for a walk on the firetrail when i noticed these two bull ants .. they looked like they were fighting and i wondered why Ö i thought they were social insects and worked together for the good of the nest etc .. when i got home i googled bull ants and behaviour .. apparently they mustív been from different nests and were fighting over territory.
first couple of votes and i was getting 4.5 .. was then sitting around 6 for a long time .. got to 6.5 on the last day of voting ..
thankyou for your votes and comments .. iím very happy especially as ugly insects arenít everyoneís cup of tea .. !!..:)

Place: 21 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.5366
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.4875
Avg (non-participants): 6.6279
Views since voting: 1364
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 123
Comments: 16
Favorites: 5 (view)

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02/20/2011 11:04:25 AM
it's not just a superbly composed macro... it's a story in glorious color.
This is one terrific photograph!
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12/17/2010 04:06:57 PM
WD again on a fab shot...with camera in hand too! It's not about their cup of tea, or it shouldn't be. it's about the skill required to take a shot of something in a hurry, focused, fast. To vote it down simply because you don't like the subject. Bollocks.
Keep 'em coming Roz.
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12/12/2010 09:49:32 AM
Each evening the ants loved nothing more than to have a couple of lagers and play twister as the sun went down . .

:- )
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12/11/2010 06:32:25 PM
Very cool. I love pics of bugs, even tho I hate them. Most of them anyway. Nice.
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12/11/2010 03:03:56 PM
Another amazing photo from you . I really love your shots
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12/08/2010 02:44:18 PM
Your photos always continue to amaze me. Wonderful tones and crisp focus all in the right areas.
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12/08/2010 01:05:35 AM
Ha! I bet they don't have THOSE in Iceland!!! Amazing as usual, Roz. Your bug images of late have been exceptionally dramatic.
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12/08/2010 12:31:49 AM
I thought the robber fly was you. lol

Love this shot, they look like alien monsters from alienland. :)

Good to see you around Roz.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2010 11:45:43 PM
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12/07/2010 10:16:49 PM
WOW! An extraordinary Macro shot.
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12/05/2010 09:42:17 PM
Insanely good.
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12/03/2010 10:56:00 PM
Hi Roz ;) 8
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12/02/2010 08:16:52 AM
I havenít seen such fantastic drama captured in a macro shot before. I love it!
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12/01/2010 04:00:45 PM
Oh my WORD! Fabulous detail! (not voting)
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12/01/2010 03:19:54 PM
Super close-up of a titanic struggle in miniature. Quite an amazing image. 9
Would have been nice to see the bottom ant's head as well for added visual dramatics.
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12/01/2010 12:55:54 AM
Superb Macro especially as they can't have been still for long. great PP. The top ant is perfectly poised and composed. Will be back later for more and score adjust...
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