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Bulldog Ant by BreeSpawn Bulldog Ant by BreeSpawn
Bulldog Ant ( Myrmecia nigriceps )

we have a number of different types of bull ants on the property in which i live. these guys are particularly difficult to photograph due to their aggressive natures, their ability to jump at you and their sting. for those who are unaware, bull ants give a very painful sting, one of the worst you will ever get from an ant, and many people are allergic to them, in much the same way as a person is allergic to a bee sting. in fact a species of bull ant that lives in Tasmania is listed as highly deadly because of the high rate of individuals that go into anaphylactic shock after being bitten.

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Photographed; Australia NSW, Hunter Valley 2012.
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flyingfox56 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, i like how the photo has color where the ant is and it fades out into gray.

also like the back story on bull ants, most people just don't care about the facts
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BreeSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
its a pretty simple technique most photo editing software has, but i felt it was needed to highlight the ant, otherwise it would have been lost in the background.

if i had time i would put more detail with all my photos, but the bulldog ant, needed a bit of back story as most people will not grasp just how dangerous a bull ant can be. thank you for your comments!
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flyingfox56 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student General Artist
well the cool thing is that I've learned something today, both about ants and photo editing!
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BreeSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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July 24, 2012
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Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
SZ-20
Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
Aperture
F/3.9
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
3200
Date Taken
Feb 20, 2012, 6:54:57 AM
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