|Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) (705)|
|Date Taken: 2013|
|Camera: Nikon D5000, Tamron SP 60 macro|
|Exposure: 1/60 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-07-03 11:44|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Taken in the north of Mauritius one evening a couple of years ago. The insect was pretty big by Mauritian standards, perhaps a couple of inches. The photo is not very good, but the best of a bunch. Neither the white wall not the lack of a remote flash unit helped. I wondered, after the helpful ID of the picture I posted yesterday, if this too could be an Antlion. I took a close up of the upper part, but can only post one image here.|
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|To Merlin: Antlions||summers
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- [2014-07-03 15:15]
Yes, this is certainly another Ant-lion imago - but the man-made background and very "flat" lighting are not as attractive as your previous image. The eyes of adult ant-lions often show extraordinary structure when photographed with flash, and close-up shots of the head region illuminated by flash are often very striking images.
Best wishes, Nigel.