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Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 25 September 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Another view of their nest..wonder how they build this transparent wall between leaves. May be they secrete some fluid!! And wonder how many of them live in there !!

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ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

I'm happy they are living there and not here... Just seeing these photos makes me all itchy again and again...

25 Sep 2014 5:33am

@ursulakatariina: Ha ha ha !! Good !!! a lot of land and sea is between these ants and you :))))

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Hrrrr .... and more of those horrid ants.

25 Sep 2014 6:15am

@Jypyä Pop: Yes Jypya... horrid indeed :((((

PATRICK from miramas, France

superbe compo

25 Sep 2014 6:22am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :))

Oiva from Turku, Finland

A nasty-looking, they are eating the plant so badly that it will die? I do not like of these animals!:-)))))))))))))Haleja.

Good Thursday, my good friend!

25 Sep 2014 6:34am

@Oiva: No they don't eat the plants..they eat some flowers or fruits or dead insects:)

Marcel Omer from Beloeil, Belgium

ouille, ça pique...

25 Sep 2014 6:48am

@Marcel Omer: :))))))) Marcel Merci

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

well documented action*

25 Sep 2014 6:50am

@Dimitrios: Thank you Dimitrios:))))

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

L'envahissement !..... :))

25 Sep 2014 7:02am

@tataray: Merci tataray:)

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Haaaaa oui tout à fait! belle prise

25 Sep 2014 10:02am

@Martine Libouton: Merci Martine:))))

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautifu composition, focus, details, colors & lighting!
Amazing series!

25 Sep 2014 10:38am

@omid: Thank you Omid:)))

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Great shot, Devi --- I like this series ...... amazing how little subjects can give such interesting and great pictures.
Kindest regards, have a great day Monika

25 Sep 2014 10:45am

@Shiva: Thank you is said that ants are very important in the eco chain!!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, great shot !

25 Sep 2014 12:00pm

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro:)

Patrick M. from France, France

It's a whole army !! a beautiful set

25 Sep 2014 12:03pm

@Patrick M.: Yes ..... army...God save the small bees or other insects which may get trapped here !!

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

A great series. Nicely presented

25 Sep 2014 2:16pm

@Bruce: Thank you Bruce:)

Don from Spokane, United States

It is fascinating to see how elaborate they built this seemingly impossible structure. A fine shot.

25 Sep 2014 2:34pm

@Don: That was what amazed me too !!!! Overnight, this transparent wall between the leaves....amazing tailors too here !

Sam from Chennai, India

Another great shot in this interesting series, Devi.
Amazing details of this wonder structure by this army of Engineers. Well done. Thank you. :)

25 Sep 2014 2:55pm

@Sam: Thank you Sam :)) I am amazed too..seeing them getting this translucent wall overnight they brought the leaves a mystery..and how many of them working together here !!!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It almost looks like a web. An interesting series.

25 Sep 2014 4:42pm

@Steve Rice: Absolutely...

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

AMazing details!

25 Sep 2014 5:53pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie:)))

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It gives me anxiety! I picture in my legs ... like bite! Best, Adela

25 Sep 2014 6:03pm

@Adela Fonts: Ha !! Ants are fine with me...But I just get horrified about spiders..I don't even look at their pictures!!!

LauraS from Chico, United States

Stunning capture. Thanks for sharing this.

25 Sep 2014 6:12pm

@LauraS: Thank you Laura:))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Hope their bites are not like our fire ants. They hurt and make little blisters. Fire ants are named that because that's how the bites feel.

26 Sep 2014 2:13am

@B. Thomas: Their bites are poisonous. It is difficult to pull them off the skin in the first place!!!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique vue et compo quel rendu sur ces feuilles.

26 Sep 2014 3:25am

@Nicou: Merci Nicou:)))

L'Angevine from Angers, France


26 Sep 2014 7:43am

@L'Angevine: Merci :))))

helys from Paris, France

So tiny
So amazing

30 Sep 2014 1:40pm

@helys: Thank you helys:)

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