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Carpenter ant

Carpenter ant
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Copyright: Hernan Tolosa (saguzar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1095 W: 72 N: 1394] (7202)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon Powershot A530
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-03 13:51
Viewed: 5571
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Camponotus mus
carpenter ant

Taking advantage of that does cold and the insects are not so active, I dedicated myself to take some photos from some of the little ones that can be seen in these days. This ant is a plague because it is possible to be lodged in ceilings or wood furniture, also looks for hollow places and until electricity measurers boxes , where I found larvae and many ants.
When opening the metal cover is left the larvae that some workers ants take and others when seeing the danger are sent to the emptiness.
When I see one of these anthills, I will try to obtain a photo.
They feeding on insects and sweetened solutions that obtain from extrafloral nectarios (nectarios not associated to the polinización) and from exudates of aphids or other insects.
In this occasion the ant is sucking sugared droplets taht springs of the leaf, a rose leaf. It atracts many insects: flies, ants, ladybugs..and predators like jumping spiders.
Taken in my garden in torrid december days, this year winter is hard here asnd there isn´t insects!
See map for details
Homemade macro

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Hi Hernan,
Great macro of this tiny guy..Very well exposed & I like the comp. Great detail, DOF, and natural color..I like the leaf texture I see as well :)
Nice work & have a Great weekend!

Hola Hernán,
Una buena captura de esta hormiga!
Siempre me impresionan todos los detalles que se pueden descubrir gracias al macro, en este caso la textura de las hojas son como para admirarlas un buen rato.
Muy buenos detalles captados en cada una de las partes de la hormiga.
Buen trabajo y gracias por compartirlo.
Un gran saludo,

Hola Hernan
Wonderfu details on this insect and you have captured it very very well. Bravo and TFS.

Saludos sinceros

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-08-04 5:04]

hello Hernan,
The little ones are interesting too! Excellent picture of this Carpenter ant. It has an amazing shape.
Merci et bonne journée

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-08-04 5:46]

I especially like the light in this shot which helps very clear shadows to form on the leaf. Excellent macro.

Hi Hernan,
An excellent macro on this Carpenter Ant. Exposure looks very good with the nice colors and sharp detail. The texture of the leaf is well defined and makes a very good backround to show him.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-04 14:19]

Hi Herman. A very good close up of the Ant. excellent detail and sharp focusing. they move so fast you have done well to get this so clear. with a nice top POV. well done TFS.good notes too.
Nick.. have a good weekend.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-05 1:40]

Hi Hernan,
Outstanding macro shot of the Carpenter Ant with immaculate sharpness and clear details with spot-on focus. The green leaf as BG works wonders here and the lighting is superb. Excellent POV to portray its dorsal view and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-08-05 8:39]

Hola Hernan
fantástica captura y fondo con la color verde.
me gusta la gran nitidez en que la hormiga se encontró

The thorax alone has three segments.
I've never seen an ant of this nature.
Mario with friendly greetings.

Gracias por acordarte de mis 100 fotos !! ni me acordé, ahora lo editaré. Buena vista tienes , te diste cuenta de lo corto del foco...
Tu foto estupenda, enfoque al punto y buena luz, y eso que las hormiguitas a veces cuestan lo suyo. Buena explicación. Abrazo Hernán.

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