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Ant attack

Ant attack
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Copyright: Ulla Kruys (uleko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-16
Categories: Insects
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-09 23:28
Viewed: 3175
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Scoparia arundinata

This is a moth found in dry grassy areas and on sand dunes where the larva live on roots under the ground surface. It has a wing span of 20 mm.

As I was going to capture this moth I noticed the Ant approaching and here it’s gone to attack nibbling at the leg of the moth.

This macro was captured from a distance of 20 cm with the camera hadheld. It has been cropped and sharpened.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-09 23:51]

Beautiful moth and the ant harassing it is lovely captured, hope the moth escaped with out getting hurt, good story telling image. tfs.

  • jignasi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2118 W: 0 N: 3424] (27917)
  • [2011-03-10 1:56]

Preciosos colores y buen enfoque. El conjunto se sale de lo "normal"
con esta curiosa pareja Lepidóptero-hormiga.
Un abrazo Ulla: Josep Ignasi.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-03-10 2:46]

Hello Ulla,
Interesting scene, good taken macro, perfectly visible details.
Regards, Pawel

Hallo Ulla,
a superb macro shot, impressive details on the moth and the ant, very beautiful colours,
well composed
Best regards

Ciao Ulla. Incredible details fot both the creature against the graphic BG.


Hello Ulla
Interesting scene with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hello Ulla,
Interesting capture of a Moth and a Ant. Lovely colors, very nice details and perfect focus.
Nice image. Thanks for sharing!

hello Ulla
great sharpness picture with very good details
nice moment to take bouth on picture
with beautiful colours
greeting lou

Well, this instance is part of the living nature Ulla, the mandibles of that ant will surely hurt the moth (BTW, is that a leg of the moth, or something else?), but it will cope with five sound legs! Good capture with behaviourial implications my friend.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-10 9:28]

Hi Ulla,a very nice situtation to take and a fantastic macro whit the best of sharpness and details in a not easy light.Very well done,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Ulla,
very nice photo of this two species. Amazing natural colours. Perfect sharpness. Very good point of view and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Ulla

excellent timing to have these 2 insects in the
same image on action, fine POV from above to
show them and to show the patterns of the green leaf,
with excellent focus sharpness and details, TFS


Ciao Ulla, great two for one, beautiful little moth with lovely little ant togheter, a very strange couple, superb macro, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-03-11 5:10]

Hello Ulla,
Very interesting documentary shot.
Ants can be quite uncomfortable for other insects. Like on your shot I have observed the same scene with bumblebees for example. And the little moth is also not a very common guest on TN. Thanks for this original posting.

A dramatic situation well captured, Ulla.
The Moth seems to be unaware of the presence of an Ant wanting to have a nibble at its leg.
The POV gives a fine view of both the subjects on a broad green leaf.
Thanks and regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-11 10:56]

Hello Ulla,
A remarkable scene. Great timing, sharpness, details and beautiful natural colours. Good diagonal composition.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2011-03-12 13:14]

Hi Ulla,
wonderful composition, very nice captured ant attack.
Congratulations, regards.

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