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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: 2008-10-24
Categories: Insects
Camera: Panasonic DMC FZ50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-11-09 13:39
Viewed: 4140
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
A pic from my last and marvelous voyage to northeast Argentina.
These are ants feeding on oranges, the rst of desert dinner, we have lay them over a small wall, some hours later there was a lot of ants, I don´t know the exact ID, but a re very similar to Acromyrmex lundi, only varies a bit on colouration, this one is a bit reddish and we have in my town, 1200 km to the south are more black.
This species are leaf cutters and could be a serious danger in cltives and garden. The leaves are carried to ants nest inside, processed by ants mouth and carried to chamber where there are mushrooms who feeds on this leaf paste. Ants only feeds these mushrooms, and venom factories makes products that attacks the fungi.
In this case there are no problems with plants, in the jungle are huge amounts of plants

Thanx for viewing!!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-11-09 14:08]

Hi Hernan,finally something to different on TN! This is a very great macro,fantastic idea and perfect realisation,the details and the colors are impressives,my best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Curiosa especie de hormiga ! Un original y buen trabajo con el color que da a la toma una magnitud diferente, en combinación con esa partición tan brusca de los planos. Muy bien compuesta.

Me alegro que te gustara mi foto. Es una zona encantadora de media montaña ( la que ves ronda los 1500 m ), muy seca, y las nevadas son excepcinales en esta época y generalmente pobres en Invierno. Un interés de la zona son algunas pequeñas iglesias Románicas, construidas hace casi 1000 años algunas de ellas. Una muy cercana a esta zona (Santa María de Mur) vendió su Pantocrátor (Cristo pintado al fresco en el altar) durante la Gerra Civil Española al museo de Boston... Yo les escribí a nivel particular diciendo que eso era aprovecharse de la Guerra Española y que sería muy bonito que lo devolvieran... pero ni me contestaron como era de imaginar.
Abrazo Hernán: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-09 20:43]

Hi Hernan.
Funny them and attractive shot. I like wonderful orange palette and fine POV. DOF is shallow a bit but it is not a point. Unlike you I have not nice ant picture yet. My best wishes and TFS.

It is a sort of abstract picture, Hernan. The predominance of yellow colour gives the ants a strange outlook. Their limbs, partially in focus, intensify the feeling of abstractness to the image.
Seen with your note, it is an interesting presentation.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-10 8:54]

Hi Hernan,
Interesting scane.Well caught,framed and composed.POV,colors,details and visual impact are wonderful.
Thanks for posting..

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