Milkweed and Ants (Macro)

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJuly 10, 2011
TakenJuly 10, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/20 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length185 mm

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Desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby...I Peter 2:2

The ants thrive on milkweed
And how they love to feed!
There is a big enough supply,
But where is the butterfly???

Poetry by me AJP

We have milkweeds, in our yard and at the end of our driveway along the ditch banks ... I am going to hunt for the butterflies tomorrow to see if any of them are drinking nectar from the milkweeds!!!

Haven't seen too many butterflies but the ants are growing HUGE!

This picture that I shot this evening is right directly from the camera... No photo editing.

Focal length 185mm- macro
F-number f/11
Exposure time 1 / 20
ISO speed 100
manual...Shutter priority

16 responses

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    This is fantastic Andrea!! Amazing detail!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    I agree with Betty. This is a very beautiful image, Andrea. Those ants really are huge, esp. for up North!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful, Andrea!

  • Litz Go

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  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Very beautiful detail! I love the lighting and the muted colors! Excellent capture, Andrea. Our butterflies are few right now. They usually come out in larger numbers in Aug. and Sept.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Lovely work . . . as always. And no edit, either. Superb.

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful shot, Andrea!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    A fantastic capture Andrea, Bravo!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Such amazing colours and detail, and the ants are obviously thriving among these beautiful blossoms. A remarkable capture!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    The milkweed bloom is beautiful, I really like the color and detail and having the ants included.

  • diana a

    diana a   gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    great photo... the color is fabulous!!

  • Lisa Starling

    Lisa Starling gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    An explosion of beauty Andrea!!! Fabulous!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    Your macros are sensational!! I love this one, Andrea!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (12 Jul 2011):

    Ditto Susan..

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (12 Jul 2011):

    Wonderful macro shot, lovely tones and perfect lighting!

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