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Giant ant biting me - ouch!

By orionmystery
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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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Image details
Image size
1024x683px 145.5 KB
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 17, 2014, 12:03:12 AM
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The-Water-Maidenmoon's avatar
Wow! That looks like it hurts!
DaBair's avatar
She's so big!

I bet the queen ant is even bigger than that one!
MegaGundam7778's avatar
Ouch, Looks painful
LynxyMess's avatar
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... :)
DeadDancers's avatar
Wow, great quality. That LOOKS so painful. :D
residentsmile's avatar
Better that than a fire ant.
residentsmile's avatar
If it is a fire ant the pain would've last longer.
katiriot's avatar
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!
ParadoxialGamer's avatar
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.
SickleYield's avatar
That's some real dedication to your art there. :D
Scrapper-Girl's avatar
Haw in the world did you take this pic with that ant biting you like that!:wow:
droguido's avatar
Amazing shot, i wonder what lens did you use.
very nice great shot
moon-caramel's avatar
Putting your body on the line! Lucky ant haha
rukiara's avatar
And you captured it, damn you are a trooper lol. 
igarcia's avatar
This is plainly genius!
TheGalleryOfEve's avatar
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
Thank you very much :)
waveryceiling's avatar
How big is that thing????
aegis-of-justice's avatar
Wow, what a rare shot. XD 
BlueSolitaire's avatar
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
Thank you. Wasn't that painful, really :)
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