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Out of the Corner of My Eye....... Life under the Leaf
Out of the Corner of My Eye....... Life under the Leaf

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Maryland
Date: Jun 17, 2011
Galleries: Macro, Insects, etc
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2011

This image depicts an ant caring for its pupae. While taking photos of bees and flowers, I noticed a few ants on the leaves out of the corner of my eye. In fact, after I blew on them, several more ants scurried rapidly from under the leaf. Curiously, I decided to take a peek underneath, and I was surprised by what I saw. I was amazed to see the ants tending to and aggressively defending their young. Never before witnessing such interesting wildlife in such close proximity, I was fascinated by the intricate details of these insects, especially the adultís tongue and the pupaeís appendages.

Place: 116 out of 312
Avg (all users): 5.8571
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8966
Avg (non-participants): 5.7692
Views since voting: 392
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 126
Comments: 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2011 11:18:41 PM
Great capture, but eew!
07/07/2011 06:14:23 PM
Conjures nightmares -- and without any artistic trickery. Excellent detail. (Focus stacking?)
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07/01/2011 02:44:51 PM
very sharp - very nice
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