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Old Sep 2, 2006, 2:10 AM   #1
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Went for an hr+ to shoot. Only managed these few insects.

The Weaver ant has a very strong bite, and can hold large stuff itself. During weaving of the nest, they cooperate to hold the leaves together while it is being joined. I took a twig and play with them, and the pics shows you the strength they have.

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#1: Tension


#2: MINE!!!!


#3: Tug of war


Also saw the Green crab spider (GCS)again. This was a large one. And manage to take its rarely seen underside.

#4:GCS


#5: GCS underside



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Old Sep 2, 2006, 7:06 AM   #2
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Great pics, it seems you re having a lot of fun with the DCR250.
If I am not wrong, the ants pics recalls some similar ones you ve taken months ago (with the Powershoot + rev. lens?).

Good DOF on the 1st CS macro (at 12x zoom?).

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Old Sep 2, 2006, 8:44 AM   #3
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Thanks!

Yes, its the same ants. They are quite common here and around the region.

Only #2 is at x12. The rest are zoomed out (but not sure how much).
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Old Sep 2, 2006, 9:59 AM   #4
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Wonderful and interesting shots. You know you shouldn't tease little ants. :G

Excellent clarity on the Crab Spider. Impressive...

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Old Sep 2, 2006, 11:09 AM   #5
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Amazing pics, as always!
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Wonderfully sharp and very interesting. A macro look at a micro world. Donna
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Old Sep 2, 2006, 11:44 AM   #7
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What intresting looking ant shots!! how big are they? as I thought ants were so small that even a Raynox 250 would struggle to get them, well the ants I see are too small anyway

That ant mouth is essspecially good and playing with them looks really good for your images.
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Old Sep 2, 2006, 11:55 AM   #8
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Thanks guys!

Well, I just let the fella bite and left it suspended, so #1 would really depict the angle of the twig.

Also realised that the other orientation seems to suggest that I was holding the twig....but its not....its more like #1. I thought the composition would be better if I tilted it, but realised that its not natural.

romero, the ant is abt slightly smaller than 1cm.
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Wow! Realy beautiful pictures. Amazing picture of the ants mouth.

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Old Sep 3, 2006, 12:46 PM   #10
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Stunning, interestingshots by a truly experienced macro photographer!! :G
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