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Carpenter Ants

ant Yesterday I noticed a bright red thing bobbing around behind a bush in front of the house. Binoculars clearly exposed a large Pileated Woodpecker perched on the log which serves as border along the driveway. These are the Woody Woodpecker-style woodpeckers with a red pointy mohawk looking thing. Trying to get closer with my camera only scared it off, but I did find what it was after: Carpenter Ants, the Pileated Woodpecker's favorite food. He had torn open the log in several places, turning it into an ant buffet.

PhotoFriday challenge: macro

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Comments (2)

wow, you can even see the hairs in the ant's legs and head :-)
great macro, loved the colors and textures

Wow! I've been trying to take a decent ant picture for ages with no luck. Well done!

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