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Little Warriors

Little Warriors
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Copyright: Javier Gallego (javig) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 20] (134)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-01
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D70S, Tamron SP 90mm F/2.8 Macro 1:1
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-13 3:31
Viewed: 3777
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orden: Hymenoptera
Familia: Formicidae
Género: Camponotus
Especie: Camponotus cruentatus (Latreille, 1802)

At first I thought that this was the so-called "social feeding". I was wrong. Ants were fighting. One of the ants has lost part of a antennae and two legs.

The territorial behavior of Camponotus ants consists of long lasting ritual fights between a few specialist majors that meet at fixed tournament places (e.g. at the tree trunks). A few ants can meet every day and fight over hours in a ritual manner. These permanent fights can last several months. It's a strategy to minimise loss of soldiers (www.antbase.de).

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-01-13 3:36]

Hola Javier,
you show a first-class macro of the ants - detail-rich and with excellent sharpness.
Focus is exact. Light and colours are pleasant.
Best wishes, Peter

Hallo J.G.

Nice shot and...lovley POV!

Hello Javier,

Very nice picture of these two ants. Nice composition. Great light and sharpness. Superb colours. Well done.

Ciao Javier,
complimenti per questa gradevole foto!
La messa a fuoco č perfetta, anche considerando le piccole dimensioni delle formiche.
Molto bella l'inquadratura e la scena mostrata.

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-01-13 5:37]

Hello Javier,
great pose captured and great details,
sharp shot and nicelly composed
best regards,

  • Great 
  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-01-13 5:53]

Hola Havier,
Very good macro of these two fighters!
Good details and sharpness. Nice composition, also!
TFS, regards

Hola Javier,
Impresionante ese macro, las has captado en plena batalla, el nivel de detalles es muy bueno.

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