Showdown at High Noon

Oecophylla longinoda - Weaver Ants

St. Lucia, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Technical details:

Lens: Canon 35mm f2.0 lens on a 12mm extension tube
Body: Canon EOS 20D dSLR
Flash: Canon MT-24EX twin flash, hand-held for backlighting.
Settings: ISO 400, f/13, 1/160 sec

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Amazing lighting.

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