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Weaver ants

Weaver ants
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Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1740 W: 71 N: 3675] (14660)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-15
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon PowerShot G7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-11-15 1:55
Viewed: 3025
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends in TN,

The worker ants form a chain along the edge of the leaf and pull the edges together by shortening the chain by one ant at a time. Once the leaf edges are in place, each ant holds one larva in its mandibles and gently squeezes the larva to produce silk. The silk is used to glue the leaf edges together.

Adult weaver ants are reddish to brown in color and have 10-segmented antennae with 2-segmented clubs. Their eyes are relatively larger than those of other species of ants. They do not have stingers, but can give painful bites caused by the chemicals secreted from their abdomen. They make nests in trees or on leaves of legumes, or in bunds or levees of the fields. They have the most complex nests among ants' nests. They use fresh leaves to build nests.

Weaver ants get their name from their habit of binding fresh leaves with silk to form their nests. Their lifecycle spans a period of 8 to 10 weeks.

Another view of these ants can be seen in my WS HERE.

Thanks for viewing!

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Hello Jusni,

an very nice picture from this working ants.
Good sharpness, pov and dof.
Fine colours.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-15 2:45]

Salam Jusni,
This is a real excitement for me! G7 render stunning macro shot.
Beautiful contrast with sharp details and lively duo.
The green background really make the view stands out smoothly.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-15 2:53]

Hello Jusni,
Very funny little ants which you caught in an amazing elongated attitude. Excellent vivid shot showing these special-looking fellows in action and an interesting note.
Très intéressant!
Kind regards

Ciao Jusni, lovely couple of beautiful ants, fantastic details, splendid light and excellent sharpness, I like a lot, cioao Silvio

Hi Jusni!

Your picture is beautiful. It's a very well done macro picture and I like the subject very much. The ants are in perfect focus and their support, the green leaves, also show rich details. Moreover, the formes and shapes as well as the colour tones create a pleasant view.

Kind regards


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-15 5:51]

Hello Jusni,
A superb sharp macro of two Weaver Ants at work. The action of the one pulling the edge of the leaf is great and the two contrast well with the leaf with natural colours.
Great use of your G7 and an excellent note.
Thanks and kind regards to you and your family,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-11-15 6:26]

Very good natural history image, how strong these ants are to hold the leaf like this, well made. tfs.

Hola Jusni

Muy buena composición, de estas hormigas. Cómo se estira la de la derecha y las patas tan largas que tiene. Imagen realmente buena, con contrastes y nitidez excelentes. Un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-15 8:20]

Hello Jusni,
Very nice macro of these ants in beautiful clear colours and impressive sharpness. Good DOF, they stand out very nicely against the BG. Good choice of composition.

hello Jusni
this is super Macro with great details and beautiful colours
very nice pose to see the ants very good
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-15 9:07]

Hi Jusni,what a macro and what a quality! This is a very professional work,fanatstic sharpness,focus and excellent result in this difficult light.Very well done,have a nice day,LUCIANO

Hello Jusni,

These ants are an amazing color, great macro and contrast with the plant.
This image is magical and the posture of insects is smiling.
Bravo for this beautiful capture. I wish you a nice week. Regards.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-15 10:33]

Hello Jusni.
Fantastic shot. Interesting object and pose. Excellent capture with good details. Yes, I like it! Very well done.Best regards Siggi

great capture, TFS Ori

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