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Ant (Formica rufa)

Ant (Formica rufa)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jiri Kubosek (iti) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus E620, Olympus Zuiko 35mm Macro F3.5
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-25 11:53
Viewed: 1874
Points: 30
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae /fɔrˈmɪsɨdiː/ and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. More than 12,500 out of an estimated total of 22,000 species have been classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist.

Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organised colonies that may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals. Larger colonies consist mostly of sterile wingless females forming castes of "workers", "soldiers", or other specialised groups. Nearly all ant colonies also have some fertile males called "drones" and one or more fertile females called "queens". The colonies sometimes are described as superorganisms because the ants appear to operate as a unified entity, collectively working together to support the colony.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-25 12:18]

Hello Jiri,
I must say the detail you have captured is remarkable. I have seen red ants and black ants, but I can't ever remember viewing one quite like this tiny specimen, it seems to be a mixture of both:) Love the diagonal branch which makes for an eye appealing composition in this instance. Well done!!

Ahoj Jiri,
what a nice macro shot. Perfect point of view. Also perfect sharpness and details exactly on the ant.
Have a nice evening,

Hello Jiri,
Very nice image. Fantastic clarity and outstanding details. What an amazing macro photo and interesting too......The composition, the light and exposure are very good. Amazing specie...
Thanks for sharing! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2013-12-25 18:32]

Jiri, superb macro of this formica rufa, solid minimalist composition. Congratulations,
and take the opportunity to wish you Merry Christmas to you, your family and your entire country, the Czech Republic.

From Argentina, Hernan Bortondello.

Hello Jiri,
照的清晰 很漂亮的螞蟻
哇哇 你的鏡頭可以這樣特寫時 還是非常的清楚
令我驚奇你照相機的強大功能 哇哇 我有一點傻掉
光線亮麗 構圖美麗 背景深遂

Ciao Jiri, great macro of lovely ant, fantastic details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-26 2:26]

Hi Jiri,your lens show us the muscles today...ehehe...a great and impressive macro,the details are truly impressives,great capture in the best light and with excellent colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

hallo Jiri
super good sharpness macro
i like this shot
the colours and BG are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jiri,
It isn't a such species we often see here in TN.Very well captured of this attractive coloured Ant.Details of body is really excellent.Nice to see its head.Well done my friend.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Jiri. What a macro !!!
Super colours and details. Wonderfull.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-12-26 10:21]

Hi Jiri,
wonderful macro photo of this ant ..
Great perspective, natural colours and light, and sharp details.
Best wishes,

Stunning macro Jiri.
Superb sharpness and colour.
Good BG colour.
Best wishes,

Another impressive macro Jiri! Interesting subject, very good composition, nice BG, wonderful colours and very good sharpness!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2014-01-07 7:44]

Hi Jiri,
I don't think I have ever seen an ant in such detail.
Amazing macro with beautiful details and colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Jiri

Great macro of this ant, fine POV, excellent light,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, being framed
diagonally in the image it gives dynamism to the photo, TFS


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