Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Investigating, originally uploaded by imarsman.

I like this shot. To get it I lay flat on the ground and had the lens pretty much parallel to the ground. The ant's head is in focus and her antennae are outstretched, indicating, I think, investigation. It's amazing what can be done with six legs, pheromones, and a finely honed neural network. It's also amazing how much one comes to love and respect small creatures that one would tread on for fun as a child. My father stopped me from doing this one day when I was about seven I think. He told me that the ants in the hill I was obliterating were living things and deserved respect. This has stayed with me.