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Tocandira (giant ant)

Tocandira  (giant ant)
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Copyright: Carmem Busko (carmem_busko) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 32 N: 91] (431)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-11
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), 18-55mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/20 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ants in Brazil, Ants, Hormigas, Ameisen, Miers, Fourmis, Formiches [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-24 17:11
Viewed: 13231
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bullet ant (Paraponera clavata) ,so named because of their very painful sting, in Portuguese tocandira - " the one that hurts with its abdomen " - named on account of its powerful and potent sting, the sensation of which has often been likened with that of being shot with a bullet by those who have had the misfortune to be at its receiving end. The genus is found along the Atlantic coast of South and Central America. Workers are 18-30 mm (up to 1 inch) long.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-02-25 7:20]

Hi Carmen,
Interesting to see this quite big ant.Nice composition in the middle of all these dead leaves and in a decentred position.
Best regards

Excelente foto, pena que o pessoal do site me proibiu de dar pontinhos.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-22 22:21]

Carmem, essa lente 18-55, a que vem com a câmera, não é uma lente muito legal, mas é incrível como se pode fazer macros legais com ela. A aproximação que ela permite é de surpreender.

Gosto das cores, composição e saturação.

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