I was looking for more macro subjects and I saw this group of ants on a tree. It looks like it could be a new ant queen because of the wings and size of the large ant. The other ants were attending to her and doing this weird butt-in-the-air stance. 😀
Used the Olympus TG4 again on Microscope mode with the macro ring.
Settings were f/4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1000.
I’m dog sitting again for my friend. This is a line up of neglected, rusting tools out in her barn. She used to have several horses, but they have been gone for years, so I guess these tools don’t get used like they used to.
I added the sepia color and the grunge frame using Photo Forge and Snapseed on my iPad.
It was 32 degrees when we hiked the trail to Andrews Bald this past weekend. This trail is located at Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My family just loves hiking. This trail is considered moderate 3.5 mile round trip hike but was made difficult due to ice. You had to be real careful. This is a must do hike if you are ever in the area. Used my Olympus TG4 on landscape. Settings f2, 1/30sec, iso160, 4mm
It had just rained and I was hoping to get some raindrop photos when I came across this little guy hiding inside one of my Desert Rose flowers. I just love the red eyes. He’s about the size of a pencil eraser.
Taken on microscope mode with my Olympus TG4. Cropped and saturated the colors a bit.
Saw all these ants of various sizes crawling over this bush. Looked closer noticed all the aphids and some other scaly thing. The ants seemed to be communicating so I am assuming they were doing something with those aphids. Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope. Settings iso1600, f4.9, 1/80sec, and 18mm. Cropped in tight.
An assassin bug nymph. I saw a lot of these over on the vines that grow on my fence. They are colorful, but I have read they have a nasty sword on their faces that they thrust into any thing that messes with them and it’s very painful. I kept my distance.
Used the Olympus TG4 on microscope mode with the macro ring.
Not the greatest of photos, but I was so happy to see that our resident Sandhill Crane family survived the hurricane, I just had to share their photo. This is them lounging in our front yard. The parents, the two on the right, have raised several pairs of chicks over the years in our area. I imagine these two chicks will soon be “kicked out of the house.”