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Old Mar 24, 2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 4:57 PM   #2
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That's a cool closeup shot, very detailed.
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Nice shot. What equipment did you use to capture this shot? I see you're from Georgia...I'm originally from Mississippi. I haven't seen one this close, but it looks like a fire ant. Am I right?
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That is one handsome ant.
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Clint, that is really a superb macro.

Do you know the species?

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Old Mar 25, 2012, 9:38 AM   #6
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Nice shot. What equipment did you use to capture this shot? I see you're from Georgia...I'm originally from Mississippi. I haven't seen one this close, but it looks like a fire ant. Am I right?
Fire ants are smaller than this one but look similar. I used a Sony A77 - Sigma 105mm Macro lens -50 ISO - stacked about 10 pictures. Below is a picture of my setup.


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Clint, that is really a superb macro.

Do you know the species?

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I think this is a "Florida Carpenter" ant - Camponotus floridanus or maybe Camponotus americanus
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Clint that is a really nice shot and what a great looking bug studio you have created.

Me I was out walking in the woods today sitting in the mud looking for something.

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My foot is finally back to "almost normal" so I'll be back out in the wild soon. When I find a good "specimen" I bring it back home to the "bug studio".
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Beautiful shot Clint...love that setup!!!
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