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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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F/9.0
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105 mm
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Nov 1, 2008, 3:44:49 PM
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Ants 40D0029725 by Cristian-M Ants 40D0029725 by Cristian-M
Ants (family Formicidae)

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related families of wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera, which also includes sawflies, bees and wasps. Ants evolved from wasp-like ancestors in the mid-Cretaceous period between 110 and 130 million years ago and diversified after the rise of flowering plants. They diversified and assumed ecological dominance around 60 million years ago. Today, more than 12,000 species are classified. They are easily identified by their elbowed antennae and a distinctive node-like structure that forms a slender waist. Ants range in size from 0.75 to 52 mm (0.030 to 2.0 in).

Ants are found on all continents except Antarctica and only a few large islands such as Greenland, Iceland, parts of Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands lack native ant species. Ants dominate most ecosystems, and form 15-20% of the terrestrial animal biomass. Their success has been attributed to their social organization, ability to modify their habitats, tap resources and defend themselves. Their long co-evolution with other species has led to mimetic, commensal, parasitic and mutualistic relationships.

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:iconstargate4ever23:
stargate4ever23 Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eck, i hate ants, but this is an amazing photo!
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SpunkOnAStick Mar 4, 2009  Professional Writer
Are these the male drones?
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:iconcristian-m:
I think these are females.
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LDFranklin Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is gorgeous!
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Izaaaaa Mar 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
C'est beau, la lumière à travers les ailes!
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:iconcristian-m:
Merci, c'est ce que j'ai été après. :)
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Izaaaaa Mar 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
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:iconcristian-m:
I wanted to say: "That's what I was after (the light...)".
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Izaaaaa Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, ok! Mais comme c'est une expression, on ne peut pas la traduire littéralement! Tu pourrais dire, "C'est ce que je voulais!"
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:iconcristian-m:
Merci de m'aider. :)
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