by David Young, Iowa City, USA
The images below are of red ants (Myrmica sp.) which I raise at home.
The pictures were taken using a simple lens over the Olympus D-360L digicam. Flash was used, which works really well with this camera. With many digital cameras the flash tends to over expose at such close range. The flash really improves the sharpness of the pictures.
Occasionally the images may come out a tad overexposed. In which case, using an exposure compensation of between -0.5 to -1 corrects the problem perfectly.
Comments to the author David Young are welcomed.
Images by the author.
(Editor's note: to fit in the web page, the author's master images have been resized
and sharpened a little to correct softness introduced by resizing.)
These black winged ants are the males.
The image above and below shows the ant
grubs being handled by the adults.
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