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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-20
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/16, 1/180 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-26 10:00
Viewed: 2083
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
LASIUS NIGER-Fam.Formicidae

Black garden ant
Zwarte wegmier

Ready to start the mating flight
this queen waith to star the mating flight with the little males
After the maiting the queen came,s back and bite the wing of and make a new nest
The male lives after the maiting a day of two
you can see the male and female on a picture in my WORKSHOP
Also a picture when many Queens waith to start

thanks for the nice comment you give to my
greeting lou

maaciejka, PaulLees, cobra112, siggi, bungbing, Argus, vijeeshbabu, ciopper13, paolo49, devildoc has marked this note useful
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Hi Laurens, my neighbour :)
Very nice photo of this ant. Very good point of view. Nice composition nad colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hi Lou,

Very nice capture of this Black Garden Ant my friend, good strong composition, splendid point of view and nice soft focus with fine details, great job here Lou well done,
Best regards,


Great capture of this queen ant, good point of view, excellent details. Nice to see. regards yiannis

Ciao Lou, great macro of ant, amazing details, beautful blurry BG, splendid natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-07-26 10:56]

Hi Lou,
Excellent photo of this Black garden ant, verz interesting species for me, TFS!

Ciao Laurens. An interesting specie tanen in difficult light's conditions. Good details. Lovely compo.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-26 11:23]

Hello Laurens.
What a good close up shot of the ant.Fine detail in the body and eye with a nice POv/DOF .Very good natural colours. Well done TFS.Best regards Siggi

Hi Lou,
Excellent macro of this Ant, very good details sharpness, great point of view, nice composition and beautiful natural colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-26 12:07]

Hello Lou,
Even in the winged form the Black Garden Ant is small and this is a fine macro of it. The POV is great and was taken with excellent sharpness, DOF and natural colours.
Well done!
Thanks and best regards,

Hallo Laurens,
Uitstaande makrofoto en insiggewende nota. Welgedaan en groete.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-07-26 13:37]

Hello Lou!
Nice macro of this insect.Lovely details and great BG. Congrats for this pic!TFS
Regards from,
PS:Thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-07-26 15:33]

Hello Lou,
A very nice macro of this ant,fine sharpness and POV.
Have a nice day!...

Impressive photo Lou! Interesting subject, very good composition and nice colours.

Excellent capture. sharp detail, nice colours and lighting. regards vijeesh

Beautiful Lasius niger macro-photo!
Great photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and very good sharpness.

Hallo Lou,
a super macro shot, impressive details and splendid colours, excellent point of view and nice composition
Best regards

Hello Laurens
Beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Lou,

You caught her just in the nick of time! A split second more and you would have captured her wings inflight! Mostly in focus ... very nice.

Best wishes,


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