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Cephalotes clypeatus

Cephalotes clypeatus
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Copyright: Jesus Linares (jlinaresp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 56 N: 4023] (17292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon SX 110 IS
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-05 13:50
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
ephalotes clypeatus (ant glider, gold)

Size smaller than his black cousin (cephalotes atratus), the golden species is less common, can be found occasionally in shrubs with color similar to yours (as in the case of the individual pictured). Are smaller than the atratus, not reaching more than 0.8cm. Particularly noteworthy is its fascinating transparency, and its frame that seem somewhat gelatinous.

The ants in particular, was photographed today (I took the day off and I was not at the office!) About 5 kilometers from my house, path to the city park "El Penon" on the hill "The Cup" during a walk early.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Infraclass: Neoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita Infraorder: Aculeata Superfamily: Vespoidea Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe€: Cephalotini
Genus: Cephalotes
Species: Cephalotes clypeatus

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-05 14:00]

Hi Jesus,this is a really great macro.What a fantastic sharpness,the colors too are impressives! You was lucky to found that,i never seen this specie! My best compliments,have a nice weekend,LUCIANO.

Hola Jesus

Gracias, estoy intentando que se parezcan a las tuyas, algún día lo conseguire, pero creo que está lejano.

Que te voy a decir de la imagen Puf. excelente casi se mimetiza con la planta, no se como la pudiste ver......
Te pongo en favoritos para seguir viendo tus imagenes y no olvidarme.
Fantastica tanto de color como de nitidez un saludo Antonio

Ciao Jesus,
splendida macro di questo strano ed interessante insetto, la nitidezza è straordinaria e i colori molto belli e naturali, POV e DOF sono eccellenti.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine settimana

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-06-05 16:09]

Hi Jesus.

A magnificent macro of this fascinating looking insect. I don't recall ever seeing even a picture of this one. The body looks like it is composed of gelatin. Marvelous colors, razorsharp details, excellent textures. All that and a perfect background and composition.


Wonderfull man. It's very very superb.

Congratulations !!!

Hi Jesus,
This photo is incredible!
Not only is the ant very strange and interesting,but the quality of your shot is also very good.
DOF is a bit limited,but thats to be expected with this level of magnification.
An excellent shot,into my favourites too :)

wow, that is one cool ant! :-) it looks more like an alien. excellent macro-shot, love the
details, very impressive for such a small creature. great presentation & best wishes, thor.

hello Jesus
great picture i have never seen before
great details and sharpness beautiful shot
greeting lou

Hello Jesus,
Remarkable ant form. The SX110 takes a great macro image in the right hands. Thanks for sharing.

Hallo Jesus
What a beautiful insect you share with us this time. The colour is just magic, not forgetting to mention the detail of the shiny body and the paws. It looks like it is wearing socks. This is a real special and colourful image. This is one of the reasons why I like it so much to be part of Trek Nature because you think you've seen it all and then another beauty (like yours) pops up on the gallery and you stand amazed from the start. Thanks for sharing this delighful view.
Kind regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-06-07 2:28]

Bonjour Jesus,
Very interesting posting! And what a fascinating and strange looking creature this ant is. Very well taken, the ant seems to be almost translucid, amazing. Excellent job in regards of the size too.
Thanks for sharing
Kind regards

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  • Charo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 39] (456)
  • [2009-06-18 6:03]

Hola Jesús,
Impresionante este insecto con su cuerpo transparente muy bien capturado por ti. Me encanta como se mimetiza con la planta en la que está. Excelente trabajo!
Un cordial saludo,

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