Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The moment finally captured !

I love the way of nature and capturing special moments. Well i was after the moment when one ant transfers food to other. Due to extremely small size and very high magnification and difficult technique of reverse lens chances of getting sharp picture are very mild. After hundreds of wasted tries since past season and hours of observation i was lucky to get these pictures.

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="384" caption="Ant transfering Wax obtained from mealy bugs"]Ant transfering Wax obtained from mealy bugs[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Ants transfering was obtained from mealy bugs"]Ants transfering was obtained from mealy bugs[/caption]

So what is happening there ?

Well these ants obtain some wax produced by mealy bug (those white things in picture) in exchange ants provide security to the bugs. This happens in monsoon season.


I was surprised to observe this whole system of ants society. And i was amazed to see many things which i missed to shoot. It was amazing demonstration of management !

How i got them ?

I used historic 50mm Yashica lens in reverse on my sony cybershot H5 camera. Focus was set to infinity and focus was acheived by moving back and forth. Lens was tapped infront of the camera. Do not be surprised this technique is been around for quite some time.

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