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The Wrong Turn *
20-JAN-2005 Bryan Zeitler

The Wrong Turn *

Costa Rica

while hiking near the arenal volcano, i watched this leaf cutter ant excise a perfectly tiny slice of a tree, then carry to the tip of this leaf. eventually, she will return the leaf to the nest located up to 100 meters away, where it will be "fed" to a fungus that the ants eat. fascinating!

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
1/250s f/16.0 at 100.0mm iso800 with Flash full exif

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Guest 23-Feb-2005 04:21
thanks michael. everyone thought i was crazy for treking all my gear into the jungle, but getting a shot like this leaves me with no regrets. except for maybe not owning a ring-mounted macro flash... :)

i'm slowly getting images on my site from our recent costa rica adventure; any feedback is greatly appreciated: socrates.berkeley.edu/~zeitlerb.

bryan
Guest 22-Feb-2005 21:52
I'm going to move this to the Exhibition since this wasn't taken during the challenge dates
- MS
Guest 22-Feb-2005 21:52
Strong guy! Excellent image and great title! Good job!
- MS