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The Last of the Ants

The Last of the Ants
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-27
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-12-28 8:44
Viewed: 2010
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These two ants are touching each others antennae. Ants have two (at least) forms of communication: scents (or pheromones) and tactile (touch). They follow the pheromone trails of other ants (and their own) and are in constant contact with one another primarily with their antennae. Ants have the ability to scavenger for food (and defense of colony) far from the colony. They may find their way back by following their own pheromone trail (or that of another colony member) or by little understood mechanisms that utilize the suns rays or in other words, the horizon. The horizon of an ant must be greatly magnified from their "lowly" perspective!

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  • Great 
  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-12-28 12:11]

Hello Michael,
excellent macro shot with great sharpness and fine detail; perfect POV and splendid colours. Well done!

  • Great 
  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-12 11:09]

Hello Michael.
Very nice detail on such a tiny subject.Composition is great and the DoF is explained.A good capture,well done.Best regards Siggi

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