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September 1, 2014
Swapping Spit by dalantech shows a tender moment between two ants sharing a drop of honey. For sure an unique moment fantastically captured by the artist.

Artist also suggested by Cal-iber, gafAntonina and SabakuNoShi
Featured by MarcosRodriguez
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Swapping Spit

I put down some honey to bait these Carpenter Ants and in this scene one of them is sharing the sweet stuff with another one (as well as information about where to find it). The tricky part about shooting this species is that it reacts to the flash, so I only get one frame.

Tech Specs: Canon 1D Mark III (F13, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MPE-65mm macro lens (@ 4x) with an 81A warming filter + a diffused MT-24EX.
Image details
Image size
3888x2592px 4.85 MB
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Focal Length
65 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 5, 2012, 7:23:31 AM
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Whetsit-Tuya's avatar

Furries have gone too far cheezeEGGSTREEME

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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I must say that is is an amazing show of skill and dedication, You have taken the time to plan out and photograph an amazing scene with an creature so small and one that reacts to flash. I do believe that this is one of the best pieces Ive seen because of the stunning detail that is shown as well as the dedication to the photo, my one point that i do not like in this photo is something you could not control, it is how the feeler looks like it is floating in space, but in the end I give this photo a four and a half out of five. Thank you for sharing this piece of art with us.
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Thanks for the critique!
Chibichiree's avatar
You're welcome I love your photos!
JoeytheTailypo's avatar
Making baby's lol but it looks like thay are kissing
dalantech's avatar
Just sharing food.
JoeytheTailypo's avatar
sorry my Friend sent that it makes me look stupid
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trouto's avatar
Brilliant shot
OMGAlberto's avatar
Congrats on the DD friend. Well deserved. =]
docheli's avatar
that must take a lot of skill to capture.
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A lot of deleted attempts leading up to that one frame...
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Amazing work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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