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This image was selected by National Geographic to be featured in their Daily Dozen for the 1st week of August 2010. [link]

I found these two carpenter ants locked in this interesting embrace.. I couldn’t tell if they were fighting, kissing, or passing food along, but I couldn’t resist capturing such a candid moment. I was only able to get two shots and luckily this one came out well. I hope everyone likes it as much as I do.

Pentax K2000
Bower 2x Teleconverter
Pentax 55mm
Hoya +7 Diopter Stack
Sigma EM-140 (1/8, 1/8)
1/180, f13, ISO 200

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:icongalactixa:
Galactixa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Awesome :)
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconpurplebecca:
PurpleBecca Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic shot.
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconprettyflour:
prettyflour Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

[link]
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:iconclearfog:
ClearFog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GO Ant... wait which 1?
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:iconclearfog:
ClearFog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing shot
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconclearfog:
ClearFog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :)
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:iconhspimages:
hspimages Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
great capture.wish for shots like this. going out today to try my hands on something
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconchocobo93:
chocobo93 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Oh goodness! They certainly aren't shy about PDAs now are they? XP I love their fuzzy little butts! By the way, you must have one FANTASTIC camera to be able to get such crystal clear picture of these tiny little lovebirds.
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:icondr-aim:
Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student General Artist
I especially like this picture.
But I can't tell what the green part is : a leaf ?
Anyway, this is amazing. You were really lucky ^v^
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :) They were passing food along my neighbors Red Passion Flower vines, so that's what they're standing on. And yes, indeed! I was very lucky! :D
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad I saw this at [link] - a fave of course :wave:
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconlilyyalp:
lilyyalp Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
wow this is truly amazing!
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconthehurricanes:
thehurricanes Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Aww they're just too adorable! That's a perfect moment! (The green fuzzy background adds to the cuteness too.)
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you!
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work was been featured [link] :nod: if you like to fave or comment to the others work is much appreciated
Thanks and have a nice day :hug:
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including me! Very cool feature!
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:icondukeofspade:
dukeofspade Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome :)news article here :)[link] please fave it :)
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:iconmoritzkaufmann:
MoritzKaufmann Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! I like picures of ants in general!
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconserend1pity:
Serend1pity Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
haha nice shot I bet the one in left won since he/she looks like got the superior hand :D
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconskammann:
skammann Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
amazing! rare shot) even more: brilliANT shot:D
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you!!
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:iconguglehupf:
Guglehupf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Featured :)
[link]
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for including me! :)
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
cool shot!
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely capture.
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconcycoze:
cycoze Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:icondimensionten:
dimensionten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
I'd say they were probably passing food along. Ants don't have a reason to kiss. If they're from the same hive they're sisters. If they're from different hives they're enemies.
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Agreed, I think either passing food along or fighting.. And from watching several others on the same vine, I think passing food along would be the correct assumption. Though it's sweeter to think they're kissing. ;)
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the-lest Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing shot, you were so lucky to capture it, and it came out so clear and detailed!

I read somewhere that the brain of an ant has just a fraction of the number of neurons of a human brain. But, the combined brains of all the ants in an entire colony, has just about the same number of neurons as the human brain! And ants act a lot like humans, with their structured working system, aphid farming, even going to war with rival colonies XD
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)

Wow! That is very interesting. I'm learning a lot about ants for having taken this photo. :)
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:iconmrs-garfield:
Mrs-Garfield Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Awesome capture :dance:

Jo
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconguglehupf:
Guglehupf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
Great shoot :)
will be in the feature journal :)
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconbdstudio:
BDStudio Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
Respect!
not that easy to keep following these tiny creatures!
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :) So true!
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Wolfpack5554 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
:icongallery42: Send this deviation to this group! It's AMAZING.:D
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks!
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:iconwolfpack5554:
Wolfpack5554 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
No problem, mind you, if you do submit it, it may take a while because she gets a lot of submissions.
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:iconjapers:
Japers Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to know. ;) I'll take a look.
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Make
PENTAX
Model
PENTAX K2000
Shutter Speed
1/180 second
Aperture
F/13.0
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 9, 2010, 2:08:01 PM
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K2000 Ver 1.00
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