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Preparing for take off

Preparing for take off
I found a swarm of flying ants preparing for take off and rushed indoors for the camera. The whole swarm flew off in just a few minutes (many of them into my long hair). I was fascinated to see how they struggled to balance as they climbed up grass and flower stalks in an attempt to find a better launch pad. I imagine it takes a while to get used to having wings...

I wish I had selected a greater dof for at least some of the shots

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Tricia Gibson
Tricia Gibson
Perfect DOF here giving a real sense of the urgency of their movement!
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
So clear and sharp, excellent!
3 years ago.