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dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Mohamed Babu from India, captured these amazing pictures last year after his wife noticed that ants turned white when they drank milk.

He dissolved sugar in food colouring solutions of red, green, blue and yellow and then placed them in his garden to attract ants. Some of them even moved between the different solutions, resulting in psychedelic colour combinations.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/08/translucent-ants-photographed-eating-colored-liquids/

Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 24, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Claude, that's amazing!




I caught these shameless Berkeleyites doing it in plain view at the UC Arboretum!
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 12:51pm PT
The nerve of those two, no respect these days I tell ya.
weezy

climber
Apr 24, 2013 - 01:35pm PT
i love insetcs!

live mantis


dead mantis


butterfly and his proboscis


macro lenses are fun as hell. i advise all photographers to add one to their quiver.
the above photos are from a sigma 105mm (about 135mm on my digital non-full frame camera)
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 24, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
Good stuff Weezy. I don't have a good camera but enjoy getting real close looks at insects with my spotting scope. I can see very good detail with it, discovered it once while following a bird around and than saw a butterfly that came into view. Was surprised how well it worked for checking out insects.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Apr 24, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree
Credit: dee ee
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Apr 24, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
Guido and buddy Sharkie love roaches........
Credit: guido
Bowser

Social climber
Durango CO
Apr 24, 2013 - 11:05pm PT
Orb spider about the size of a golf ball in La Jolla CA.
Orb spider about the size of a golf ball in La Jolla CA.
Credit: Bowser
This guy/gal was about 4 inches long in Phoenix AZ.
This guy/gal was about 4 inches long in Phoenix AZ.
Credit: Bowser
weezy

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 01:58am PT
that's a really nice photo of the orb spider, bowser. the dark background really highlights the spider and the web.

dirt claud, the spotting scope seems like a great way to view them. it's tricky with a macro lens since you have to get so close to them.
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 25, 2013 - 12:16pm PT
Credit: shady
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 29, 2013 - 05:55pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 29, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
Some beetle in Anza Borrego...
Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly

Credit: Reilly
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 5, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#301839
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 5, 2013 - 11:07pm PT
Cool photos y'all!

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Credit: dee ee

Reilly, I've got a pic of those red beetles copulating somewhere. Yes, it IS true!
MH2

climber
May 6, 2013 - 12:05am PT
I saw this last week.




I remembered seeing one during a summer we lived in a botanical garden near St. Louis when I would have been 7 or 8 years old. I remembered the name Velvet Ant and the caution my Dad advised. This one wouldn't sit still for my camera.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 6, 2013 - 12:11am PT
^^ fur ants bite hard^^
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
May 6, 2013 - 12:42am PT
I've heard tell that Lady Bugs bite when they swarm.

Seen some big batches of them Yosemite. wild!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 6, 2013 - 01:31am PT
The 'Velvet Ant' is actually a wasp whose sting has been characterized often as 'excruciating'.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 6, 2013 - 02:55am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Ant lions' condominium packages in Yosemite start at $300 a night.
Credit: mouse from merced
The once and future meal.
Credit: mouse from merced
He was under a rock. I replaced it for him.
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
Credit: dirt claud
Credit: dirt claud
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