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Contortionist Ant
Lens: Pentax DFA Macro SMC 100mm F2.8 WR - FULL FRAME Camera: Pentax KP Photo Location: My Back Yard ISO: 640 Shutter Speed: 1/350s Aperture: F8 
Posted By: K2 to K50, 09-24-2020, 07:24 AM

I was aiming to catch this ant in normal body position, hopefully stationary. But the only time he stayed still enough was when he went into this contortionist position. I am sure there is an insect expert out there who can explain what it is doing?
Anyway he took of too quickly for this slow-witted photographer to catch (yeah, I know - use a flash!! but like I said, this "slow-witted photographer.......) so all I was left with was this.

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09-24-2020, 08:00 AM   #2
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Contortionist Ant

Acrobat ants lift the back segment up when alarmed.
Not sure if thatís an acrobatic ant.

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