Thursday, April 22, 2010

I had no idea ants were so shiny...

While photographing this tiny flower, an ant popped into view. I had no idea they were so shiny....

...from the soft, velvety plushness of the Red Velvet Mite in the previous post, to the sleek, shiny, smooth-as-glass finish on this ant, macro photography lets you see things you had no idea were there.

...don't worry, even though I'm loving the hidden beauty I can find with the macro lens, I'm not going to go all bug on you...

...but for crying out loud, that little face is cute.

22 comments:

Roy said...

Nice shots! You're getting the hang of it, I see.

Sarah Knight said...

interesting : )

JeniQ said...

Wow!!! I've never looked that closely at an ant before.

Great macro's Kelly!

Teri C said...

Wow, what interesting images you are getting with that camera!!!

dAwN said...

So cool! I love macro1

Laure Ferlita said...

I have to say I was looking at all the blues and other colors reflected on his/her shiny little body! Way cool!

Wanda said...

He looks like he's been dipped in honey, with that glow!

♥...Wanda

Keith Hargreaves said...

Great photography I agree the blue sure shows off the Ant

Carme García Lores said...

Magnificent photos and explendido blog. Congratulations. A greeting

Dave Lewis said...

Ants...hmmm...I'm in the mood for a picnic now!

Montanagirl said...

Nice pics! Macro sure allows one to see little things "so big". lol

Roy said...

Speaking of ants...

Susan W. said...

Another Andy Warhol! Ants as Art!

Ginnymo said...

I love your Macro shots Kelly. It's so neat to see these bugs up close like that.

Kyna said...

Oh jeez...the pic I posted tonight was of a lizard EATING a cute little cricket in my garden :( I'm sorry lol. Now I feel bad :P

Alan said...

Very cool photos Kelly!

Elaine said...

Beautiful macro! The combo of the ant and the lovely blue flower is supurb. You couldn't have found a better background for the ant.

Greener Bangalore said...

Lovely as usual Kelly.....These Ant snaps suddenly reminds me something....in which you commented loooong back..... :)you can re-visit here Kelly... :)

http://bangalorea2z.blogspot.com/2009/05/asato-ma-sadgamaya-tamaso-ma.html

Jayne said...

LOVE that last shot! Bravo Kelly!

Kelly said...

...thanks, everyone! He was a fun little fellow to watch, and I love the purples that blend in the background. Did you check out the link Roy left? It takes you to a great "ant" video!

Hilke Breder said...

Kelly, I am just catching up with your posts. Terrific photo of the ant! I am a big fan of ants - as long as they don't crawl over me, but they are fascinating insects!

Mary said...

Interesting views of them with the water-color like flowers behind. Cool!