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Ant
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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-08
Categories: Insects
Camera: OLYMPUS E410, Olympus Zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ED, Kenko Skylight1B+Raynox DCR250
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-09 7:22
Viewed: 4147
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Like all insects, ants have six legs. Each leg has three joints. The legs of the ant are very strong so they can run very quickly. If a man could run as fast for his size as an ant can, he could run as fast as a racehorse. Ants can lift 20 times their own body weight. An ant brain has about 250 000 brain cells. A human brain has 10,000 million so a colony of 40,000 ants has collectively the same size brain as a human.

The average life expectancy of an ant is 45-60 days. Ants use their antenae not only for touch, but also for their sense of smell. The head of the ant has a pair of large, strong jaws. The jaws open and shut sideways like a pair of scissors. Adult ants cannot chew and swallow solid food. Instead they swallow the juice which they squeeze from pieces of food. They throw away the dry part that is left over. The ant has two eyes, each eye is made of many smaller eyes.

They are called compound eyes. The abdomen of the ant contains two stomachs. One stomach holds the food for itself and second stomach is for food to be shared with other ants. Like all insects, the outside of their body is covered with a hard armour this is called the exoskeleton. Ants have four distinct growing stages, the egg, larva, pupa and the adult. Biologists classify ants as a special group of wasps. (Hymenoptera Formicidae) There are over 10000 known species of ants. Each ant colony has at least one or more queens.

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Hi Sochirca,
Very nice ant:)
cheers
Adrian

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-06-10 6:18]

Hi Sochirca,
Wonderful shot of this ant with very impressive sharpness and clarity. Nice pose captured and it seems to be busy with its catch. Great lighting and the green leaf acts as a fine BG. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
TFS.
Sumon

Hi Sochira,
Cool picture of this ant. I like the framing and perspective. Fabulous note as well! TFS.
Cheers,
Jeff

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