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Ants and Shadows

By dark_lord  
Lockdown has given more opportunity to rediscover older images, and this one suits Saturday Shadows.
Leaf cutter ants on the west coast of Costa Rica.

Taken using an unusual combination of a Canon 24-85 lens (the subject of a future blog) with an extension tube, and lit with off-camera flash (in the days when you had to visualise what you'd get). Canon EOS 3, Fujichrome Provia 400. 12 November 2001

Thank you for all your comments and votes on Fungus Foray.

Tags: Forest Ants Costa rica Fujichrome Jungle Wildlife and nature Leaf cutter Saturday shadows

Voters: doverpic, KarenFB, MadVillPics and 49 more

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Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
14 Nov 2020 7:06PM
Hard workers with fine shadows!
14 Nov 2020 7:12PM
That is not an easy shoot! The guys work 24 hours a day until they drop. I still haven't got a decent shot of them. Other ants, yes but not the leaf cutters. You have inspired me for tomorrow's post.
14 Nov 2020 7:49PM
An excellent close up, Keith!
A very interesting and industrious capture.

dales Plus
5 11 Australia
14 Nov 2020 8:45PM
Superb image Keith , wonderful photography!
14 Nov 2020 9:20PM
Excellent close up .

mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
14 Nov 2020 11:37PM
Beasts of burden, but a wonderful shot catching these tireless workers, carrying their loads and casting shadows. It was a lot harder in those days producing images, without the modern gadgetry!
jacomes Plus
5 26 32 Portugal
14 Nov 2020 11:44PM
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
15 Nov 2020 12:54AM
Wonderful close up image

Joe Smile
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
15 Nov 2020 7:57AM
Back in the days when what you see was what you hoped to get - no EVF's to show you if the lighting was OK or not...
15 Nov 2020 9:56AM
team work at its best as always with ants
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
15 Nov 2020 3:14PM
Wow 🤩

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2020 5:25PM
Excellent composition and subjects Keith !! Fascinating image.
Isabel GrinGrin
19 Nov 2020 4:20PM
Sure glad they cant cut up a persons home and carry it away... impressive film shot of these fellows at work Keith , especially in that light,
Cheers Walt
21 Nov 2020 3:26AM
Great capture. If saw these in the rainforest in Peru years ago.....they are a,along.


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