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Giant ant biting me - ouch! by orionmystery Giant ant biting me - ouch! by orionmystery
Insects love (to bite) me!!! A Camponotus sp. ant with her mandibles locking onto my flesh. Ouch. Selangor, Malaysia. I was photographing another Carpenter ant when I felt sharp pain on my left wrist! It was this ant!

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Suggester Says: "The detail and the moment captured here are both just amazing. How often do you capture an insect biting a person, let alone the photographer...

Giant ant biting me - ouch! by orionmystery ( Suggested by Anoya and Featured by Kaz-D )
:iconthe-water-maidenmoon:
Wow! That looks like it hurts!
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:icondabair:
DaBair Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so big!

I bet the queen ant is even bigger than that one!
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MegaGundam7778 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist
Ouch, Looks painful
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LynxyMess Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this picture is so amazing and sharp :) I have moments like that when I am siting outside. Sometimes I feel a poking sharp itch on my hand or arm and I look to find a small small small insect. Then I think how interesting it is that a creature so small in comparison to my own size and mass, could cause me irritating pain by biting me with mouth parts SO SMALL that I have to focus intensely on to see. Lol. What a world... :)
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great quality. That LOOKS so painful. :D
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:iconresidentsmile:
residentsmile Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Better that than a fire ant.
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:iconstormfeatherarts:
StormfeatherARTS Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
It is better
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:iconresidentsmile:
residentsmile Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
If it is a fire ant the pain would've last longer.
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:iconkatiriot:
katiriot Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
haha this is such a cool picture. and that's awesome of you to allow it to bite you for this stunning shot. also awesome timing! that's great you could flip around and focus on this in such quick time!
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ParadoxialGamer Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
UM. OW?! D:

Well. congrats. this ant will be forever imortlized in a dunegons and dragons RPG maker game I am working on over at Gamejolt. D:

this pic came up on google when i was searching things to trace for my game.
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SickleYield Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's some real dedication to your art there. :D
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:iconscrapper-girl:
Scrapper-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haw in the world did you take this pic with that ant biting you like that!:wow:
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:icondroguido:
droguido Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Amazing shot, i wonder what lens did you use.
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:iconjewlzmea:
JewlzMea Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
very nice great shot
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:iconmoon-caramel:
moon-caramel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Putting your body on the line! Lucky ant haha
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System-Navaldeus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Nom
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:iconrukiara:
rukiara Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Artist
And you captured it, damn you are a trooper lol. 
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:iconigarcia:
igarcia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is plainly genius!
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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:iconorionmystery:
orionmystery Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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waveryceiling Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How big is that thing????
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:iconaegis-of-justice:
aegis-of-justice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, what a rare shot. XD 
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:iconbluesolitaire:
BlueSolitaire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
He's got quite a hank of your flesh there. Bet that hurt like hell. If that was on ME, he'd be one flat ant. :omg:  I echo what others say: what dedication to get "the Shot". :D
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:iconorionmystery:
orionmystery Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. Wasn't that painful, really :)
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:iconzombiesandwich:
ZombieSandwich Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
"Tasty!" XD
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:icontheravexiii:
TheraveXIII Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"This is what I think of your camera!" *munch*
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:iconthe-gaming-demoness:
The-Gaming-Demoness Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful shot! :D
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:iconwilliamslatterymedia:
ooh, ouch, too close for me!
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:iconshadow696:
Shadow696 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude if something like that bit me I would smack the shit out of it, not pause to take a picture! You have some weird instincts. Cool photo though.
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anguiba95 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i think that you were holding the pain whereas your camara took the photo
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:iconmacky2020:
macky2020 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Artist
AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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Freakerybattery4 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D:
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:iconlogicofanita:
LogicOfAnita Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
art paid by pain :P
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:iconossdesign:
ossdesign Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow :D :D 
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:iconroninsolo:
Roninsolo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
That looks really painful.
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:iconangelheartdream:
Angelheartdream Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OWww! O.o !
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Physii Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
OP must have the patience of a buddhist monk to get this shot. Great job!
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theBEARDEDcanuck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
This is amazing :D
... did he get a chunk of you? I had a Blackjacket on my arm once, he was stinging me, I don't know why, I guess they are just really irritable. It was weird, it's stings didn't hurt at all, then suddenly it bit into me with it's mandibles "Ouch!" I shook the bastard off and got out of the garden, the thing took a lentil sized chunk of my arm... and it wouldn't stop bleeding, normally the blood would clot after a minute, but it didn't... I'm thinking this must be the effect of it's sting.

Oh, sorry for the rambling comment -'J
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:iconorionmystery:
orionmystery Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. No, it wasn't very painful, and didn't bleed much either. That was why I decided to photographed it :)
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theBEARDEDcanuck Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Oh, I just thought you were that committed to the shot xD
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MegzLuvsYouAll Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh damn, I hate ants! I was in a war with them once, they decorated my flesh with dots! :(
Other than that, great photo! I'm sorry about your wrist, ants are mean! The photo came out great, and the lighting is excellent! Great job!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
but what a great photo!
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corvusRevenge Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
i hate ants
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twistedcircles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
That's really painful! :(

Anyway, I really like how you pictured the ant clearly.
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satanek10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ouch..
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:iconwhitestudios:
WhiteStudios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How in the world could you stand to let it do that to you on purpose?
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:iconorionmystery:
orionmystery Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It wasn't too painful and since I was already being bitten, I might as well made the best of it :D
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:iconthenaughtyscotsman:
TheNaughtyScotsman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Nothing shows devotion like being bitten by a giant ant and thinking: "Damn, I gotta take a pic."

You might have endured some pain it seems, but you also got a nice photo out of it :)
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orionmystery Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D...haha...since i was already bitten and it wasn't letting go, I thought I might as well photographed it :D
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