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Golden-tailed Spiny Ant

Golden-tailed Spiny Ant
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Copyright: des hoi (deshoi) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 2 N: 65] (322)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Pentax K20 d, Pentax F 100/2.8 macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-09 4:50
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Golden Spiny Ant is also known as Elegant spiny ant because of their Elegant appearance. Golden Spiny Ant is one of the more common of ants found in Brisbane bush. They are black in colour with golden gaster (ant abdomen), moderately large (10 mm in total length), and have spines or ridges on the mesosoma and spines on the top of the petiole.
They have long antenna. The first upper plate of the gaster elongate and comprising more than one-half the total length of the gaster.
The ants usually found searching individually on plants leaves and tree trunk. They are omnivorous and will collect nectar. They are very alert but not aggressive. If disturbed, they will usually retreat. They will fall onto the ground if they are on leaves or tree trunks.
Golden Spiny Ants nest in open soil or in soil under rocks and logs. Along the Toohey Forest bush walking track, we noticed a lot of their colonies built under rocks.

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Originalidad y buena visión del momento. Buena composición hacen el resto, colores y pose del insecto. Una toma especial de indudable valor artístico.

Saludos Des: Josep Ignasi.

Very good capture with amazing colors and great details. Well done!
Kind regards,

Dear Des!

I discover your young gallery and I'm glad about that. I would like you to encourage you to continue because your pictures, especially this one, are superb. This macro picture of an ant is incredible: the perfect sharpness reveals fine details and the colours are wonderful. I also appreciate the interesting notes.

Kind regards


This ant look like is made from iron.
Nice picture and interesting composition.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-10 3:26]

Very fine and artistic picture to present this beautiful Golden Spiny ant.
I like the composition, the vertical framing and the all over red color a lot. Interesting note too.
Very well done
Kind regards

Congratulations, I loved it!
Bye, Bye

Andréia Bonizzia
[email protected]
Sao Paulo - Brazil

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