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Old Mar 24, 2007, 11:45 AM   #1
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I took my family to a coastal Boardwalk today, and did not expect any macros opportunity, but was surprised to find some good shots.

Anyway, manage to find this beetle or Ladybird Larvae. They look kind of ugly, considering that they are so different from the adults! There were many of them, and on one leaf, it was spotted by the weaver ants. At first, I thought nothing harmless, as they just face-off opposite each other, than one of the ant started to bite it. I moved on, and later on my way back, I saw more ants attacking it! Could really see that the attack was very vicious. Had to leave in the end, and could not see what was the final ending.

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#1:Introducing the Beetle/Ladybird Larvae

#2:This is another Larvae...I think a bit more mature than #1.
Spotted! The Weaver ant scouts have found their target!

#3: Reinforcements come....

#4: Face-off!

#5: I take the first bite! Call for back up!

#6: Hurry!....I must not let go!

#7:The army is here!

#8: No Mercy!!!!

#9:Its ending soon......Arrgh!
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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thanks Tchuanye , a very interesting series of pics .
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 1:23 PM   #3
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Oh my goodness! Very fascinating.....kinda dreadful... lol

Great shots.
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 3:43 PM   #4
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Circle of life kind of stuff there.

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Old Mar 24, 2007, 6:21 PM   #5
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Something you don`t see every day.....and perfectly captured, superb shots.


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Old Mar 24, 2007, 6:25 PM   #6
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wonderful nature series. You really are quite the master with thos bug macros.
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 7:23 PM   #7
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wonderful work...I feel kind of "itchy" just looking at them. donna
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 8:30 PM   #8
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Quite a dramatic series, captured beautifully.
Great macros.
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Old Mar 24, 2007, 8:58 PM   #9
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These series of shots tell a story. This is trueof the many postings you've done in the past years. With the thousands of photos in your archive, I'm sure there is more than enough for a great pictorial book on insects. Maybe you should pursue that. Tan, great job again

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Circle of life beautifully captured Tan.

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