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Ant on Peony

Ant on Peony
One cloud all week but it came with a lot of electrical activity so I went out after the threat was gone. Here is what I found in the aftermath.

Peonies need ants to stimulate the blooms to open.

TSC: Rain.

Berny, Gillian Everett, Wierd Folkersma, ROL/Photo and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Excellent macro! =)
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Beautiful. A lovely little ant.
2 years ago.
 Thomas Ring Carlsen
Thomas Ring Carlsen club
Superb macro :D
2 years ago.
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oH....la gourmande
2 years ago.
 PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen club
you can almost feel the humid atmosphere; really excellent!
2 years ago.
 autofantasia
autofantasia club
A great macro and thanks for not only sharing it, but for the information too ... I hadn't realised the role of the ant in getting your peonies to flower! :)
2 years ago.
 k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset club
This is so pretty!
2 years ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
Great shot!
2 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
I did not know that about peonies.
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Excellent macro! I have often seen the ants but didn't know that they are needed!
2 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful close-up.
2 years ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
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Great image for the challenge !!
2 years ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
So crisp and clear ... Bravo!
2 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Magnifique macro...!
2 years ago.
 Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon club
peony and ants are like peanut butter and jelly, they just go together! This is a pretty flower pappy
2 years ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
lovely macro
2 years ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Super macro, humongous ant!!
2 years ago.

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