Thursday, November 7, 2019

A BUSY ANT

These photos were taken in July when I was looking around a hotel garden.  I noticed an ant on one of the plants.  These photos were taken with my cell phone (beginning and the last)  The next two photos are cropped versions of the top photo.
The following is not too sharp but I was fascinated with the hair growth on this ant.  It never having crossed my mind before that ants actually had hair!  Blogging can send you in some very interesting directions, and if you are interested in the life cycle of an ant, you can click here
This was the plant it was enjoying.  It is called Painted Nettle. If you click on the link it will show you photos of its blooms.  Very pretty!  
"I think everybody should study ants.  They have an amazing four-part philosophy.  Never give up, look ahead, stay positive and do all you can."


Thanks for looking and enjoy your day.




28 comments:

  1. These pictures are amazing!! Especially since you took them with your cell!! The first and last are beautiful as well. What detail on the ant! And I have never seen an ant like this one, he looks dangerous!

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    1. Thank you Ginny, cell phones seem to be getting better and better and instead of replacing my point-and-shoot camera when it stopped working, I decided to just use my cell phone more. I'll often say where's my camera, when I really mean my cell phone ;)

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  2. Learning all the time - thank you. And thank you for the photos too which are better than anything I have every achieved on my phone.

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    1. I'm happy you enjoyed this EC, thank yoooouuu :)

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  3. Beautiful flowers and very nice pictures.

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  4. Great captures Denise. I should try using my cell phone to take photos. There are enough ants in my garden to keep me busy snapping.

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  5. Belas fotografias, gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Obrigado, desejo-lhe um feliz fim de semana :)

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  6. Nigdy bym nie pomyślała,że mrówka ma włosy , super fotografie .

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    1. Dziękuję Lucyno, nie wiedziałam, że mrówki mają włosy, dopóki nie wykadrowałem zdjęć :)

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  7. It always fascinates me how ants seem to scramble around in such irrattic patterns yet they are such clever insects lol, it has been a while since I could actually see an ant , your photos are beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Laurie, ants are super smart aren't they? I remember watching nature shows about them as far back as a ten year old. Not recently though until I took this photo.

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  8. You bump into all kinds of interesting things if you keep your eyes open.

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  9. Amazing as to what we find when we are not really looking, wonderful detailed images from the cell phone, must try it myself,
    All the best,
    John

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    1. Hi John and thank you. All the best to you too :)

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  10. It never occurred to me...hair on ants, thanks for sharing, will visit your link.

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    1. Hi Christine, me neither until I saw them on the cropped version :)

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  11. I did not know ants had hair either! I think it is really amazing what we see just through blogging and also just taking photos. Sure is an interesting world.

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    1. Hi Rose, it's always interesting what we find out after seeing them running around all our lives. We have photo technology to thank for it. I agree, it certainly is an interesting world.

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  12. Interesting post and great pictures ...I had no idea that you could get good macro shots like that with your phone.

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    1. Hi Sallie, thank you. My interest in the small creatures in life has widened considerably since I can see more details in the photos :)

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