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Rude Awakening ...


Rude Awakening ...
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Copyright: Jay Meeuwig (Shoot_Score) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 302 N: 670] (2376)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-08
Categories: Insects, Bushveld
Camera: Fuji Finepix S7000, Super -EBC Fujinon Lens Optical Zoom
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-12 1:06
Viewed: 1896
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... aka "You work hard and then this..."

I learned a long time ago that the best time to split logs is in the winter, when logs are frozen solid. One feels like a diamond worker who works with the "grain"...

This winter my buddy Roy came over with a chainsaw and helped my by cutting my fatter logs. I stacked them, waiting for a good time to split the biggest ones < anything over one foot in diameter > I split a fair number of these logs and put them away after noticing that there seemed to be vains of ice in he logs.

So imagine my surprise when I turned some over after Spring < temporarily > arrived... I noticed that the ice vains were gone and that some creatures were crawling out of the areas where the ice had been...
One such "vaim" is the dark trench in the upper part.


Can anyone identify what these creatures are? < I will reveal what I know later ... ;) >

PS "Rude Awakening" also refers to recent events such as the Weatherbomb, that came thru over Easter; and the removal of my photo showing its effects as well as one of the above mentioned logs. In fact the one in this photo... Enjoy, while you can...

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To bobair: I like most of the living creatures and ants areShoot_Score 2 04-15 01:26
To Alex99: I see the spring is coming to you.Shoot_Score 1 04-15 00:06
To SkyF: this little worker looks like an giant. ...Shoot_Score 1 04-15 00:04
To heidi: ... showing the ant's shadowShoot_Score 1 04-15 00:03
To bobair: I like most of the living creatures and ants areShoot_Score 1 04-14 22:59
To Clancys: It may be a carpenter ant?Shoot_Score 1 04-14 12:54
To Adanac: Run it's the killer giant red/black ant...Shoot_Score 1 04-12 23:20
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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-12 14:15]
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Hi Jay.
I like your macro shot so much. I also want to take such picture for a year but can't do it yet. Your picture is great. Excellent POV, sharpness and details of the ant and BG. Amazing lighting and impressive shadows. Colours of the shot are rich, well saturated and pleasant. I see the spring is coming to you. My best wishes and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-04-12 17:18]
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Hi Jay,
nice shot, from this POV and with the shadow, this little worker looks like an giant. Looks like you found some nice subjects while you working hard splitting wood.
TFS..Sky

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-12 23:15]
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Hi Jay,
Run it's the killer giant red/black ant, great macro work Jay, nice colors and details, thanks for sharing.
Rick

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  • heidi (78)
  • [2007-04-13 8:20]
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Hi Jay,
Nice macro. I love the POV of your photo showing the ant's shadow. Is it poisonous?
Good work,
Friendly,
Aida

Hay Jay,
I like the detail in the wood that you have captured along with DOF and POV.
Was this little fellow still thawing out to be so still for your shot? It may be a carpenter ant? They are know to chew trails throu wood and other material.

Cheers:) Roy

Hi Jay,
very good macro of this ant and on my monitor it looks to be a very sturdy little critter.Ants are something most people don't think much about, only when they get indoors do people really take notice.I like most of the living creatures and ants are included,they have a very good work ethic,don't ya think? With natural colour and very good focus and detail this is a keeper ,so thanks for putting it up. Bob

Nice POV on this shot....and I really like
the effect of the shadow of this awesome
lil ant,(maybe carpenter ant??) which is cast onto the piece of wood.....Surely would hate to meet this "guy" in a
dark alley late at night.
GOOD color, and nice BG.

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