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#281 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted March 31 2019 - 4:08 PM

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I manage my photos in Adobe Lightroom. The watermark is an option of the editing software.

#282 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 8 2019 - 11:41 AM

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Forager
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Tending the brood
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Growing the sisterhood (The last is my least productive colony)
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#283 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 9 2019 - 4:12 AM

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Double queen feeding time :)

Camponotus suffusus bendigensis top, C.nigriceps bottom

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#284 Offline Rstheant - Posted April 9 2019 - 1:37 PM

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lol, they look as if they are mirror representations (the queen and the workers performing trophallaxis).

#285 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 13 2019 - 10:01 PM

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Dual Pheidole antipodum queen, triple ride :lol:

 

That newly eclosed worker is so small and cute.... :yes:

 

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#286 Offline Ospreyy2020 - Posted April 20 2019 - 12:32 PM

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#287 Online VoidElecent - Posted May 19 2019 - 12:49 PM

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus

 

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Camponotus nearcticus

 

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Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

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#288 Online VoidElecent - Posted May 22 2019 - 8:58 PM

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Finally got around to renting a 105mm. Let me know what you think.

 

Formica fusca

 

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Formica pallidefulva

 

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Myrmica sp.

 

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Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

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#289 Offline WanderAnts - Posted May 23 2019 - 8:15 AM

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A Camponotus conspicuus inaequalis major


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#290 Offline Acutus - Posted May 23 2019 - 12:59 PM

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Finally got around to renting a 105mm. Let me know what you think.

 

 

Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

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This shot is Amazing!!!


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Billy

 

Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

 

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#291 Online VoidElecent - Posted May 23 2019 - 7:30 PM

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Took some more. I really want to try to get it down before we make a trip out to New Jersey on Sunday to photograph some species we don't have in abundance over here, like Pheidole and Monomorium.

 

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

 

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Camponotus nearcticus

 

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Colobopsis mississippiensis

 

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Crematogaster cerasi

 

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#292 Offline Barristan - Posted May 25 2019 - 8:19 AM

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Lasius cf. niger eating a piece of a shrimp:

 

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#293 Offline Barristan - Posted May 26 2019 - 12:54 PM

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The Lasius cf. niger queen finally moved into the Ytong nest. She also laid a huge pile of eggs...

 

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#294 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted May 30 2019 - 5:30 AM

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By lucky happenstance I captured a shot of a newly eclosed C. pennsylvanicus worker (right).
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#295 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted June 6 2019 - 6:18 PM

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Camponotus americanus with a Tetramorium or Formica (can’t tell which)
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#296 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted June 10 2019 - 3:35 AM

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen helping her colony grow
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#297 Offline Barristan - Posted June 15 2019 - 1:09 PM

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This tiny Tetramorium sp. worker has a hard time dragging the cricket nymph into the nest. She doesn't want to recruit more workers though...

 

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#298 Offline dominatus - Posted Yesterday, 12:52 PM

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Wow. So many quality pictures in here!

 

Here are my first attempts at macro photos. I am missing the resolution most of y'all have. I think I can increase the quality, just starting to mess around with this kind of stuff without buying a new camera. :-P

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#299 Offline Barristan - Posted Yesterday, 1:30 PM

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Not bad for your first tries, do you use a close-up lens?



#300 Offline dominatus - Posted Yesterday, 3:38 PM

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Not bad for your first tries, do you use a close-up lens?

 

Yeah. So here is my embarrassing secret. I have a GoPro Hero 6 that I use in another hobby. I stumbled upon a video of someone using adapters and macro filters to use their GoPro for nature videos and pictures. Apparantly using them for this is very popular in the diving hobby.  I've rigged up a 34x macro filter and that is what those pics came from. There is a limit of course when bending the light into a camera not meant for things so close and tiny but I think I squeeze a bit better pictures and videos out of it with another $10 filter. :-P


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