Monday, March 7, 2011

Rendezvous

Nothing seemed to bother this couple of ants. They were having a private moment away from the crowd, that was very strange as to the behavior of ants.

They stuck to each other for a long while. They looked quiet but might not be actually the case, though they never talked and shouted like us.

I tried and always wanted to make my own judgement, thinking that was not right to have a private meeting. I separated them but they came back.

They hid underneath a piece of leaf in the first place, hoping that they were not seen. Somehow we met each other along our journey that they could not know earlier.

I went passed the intersection point. They stayed.

24 comments:

One said...

It's cute to see them behaving like this. I enjoy seeing such photos. Great shots!

George said...

This is another great set of macros, although I'm not sure the ants enjoyed you taking pictures of them.

Amin said...

Incredible there behavior...
Beautiful photos!

Regina said...

A private moment away..or so they thought? This has got to stop Rainfields! (lol)

Cheryl said...

I am in awe over the header photo-its wonderful! As for the ants, must be a top-secret meeting they are having.

Ruthi said...

so cute. looks like they were sunbathing.

wenn said...

simply love yr shots!

p3chandan said...

Hahaha..you peeping Tom la Rainfield! What tales you spun and great shots too with your lovely creatures from Cerok Tokun!

toemail said...

Great pictures and excellent commentary.

Shifan said...

Hi
So were you weather eye their private movement? What a nice pair?

RNSANE said...

Sunbathing, it might well have been something more intimate, ruthi! I'm not an expert on amorous activities of ants but I doubt that they appreciate human interlopers intruding on any possible romantic moments. You old voyeur you, Mr. Rainfield!!!!
You have probably given them a complex!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

LOL. I remember my science project about ants and pheromone, even seperated they still can track each other footsteps.

IcyBCDoan said...

You're such a great observer, and took wonderful pictures..but I bet you they would like their private moment to be private :-)

Amin said...

Beautiful couple!

Alan said...

That's a fantastic macro shot! The ants are so cute!

Frieda said...

Great pictures. What an extraordinary behaviour!!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful macro photos, Rainfield. Were they not surprised to find out they were not alone? You always manage to sneak up on something happening. Great captures.

Autumn Belle said...

What are they doing?

betchai said...

always admire your amazing observation of the many wonders around us, telling us the depth of your patience, imagination and talent.

Bengbeng said...

yes it is quite rare they have a private moment.. mostly they move in groups

Ann said...

synchronize dancing? I think the Ibans eat this. I was told, heat up your wok to very hot. Put the live ants, see them jump about and then it is ready. Yummy.
You learn from an honourary Iban like me, if you get lost trekking in the jungle, you will never starve.

Did you trek up the Himalayas to get the crystals?

Mei Teng said...

Haha...two ants enjoying their moment :)

Sharkbytes said...

You are quite the voyeur, or scientist...

Ayie said...

not so private anymore since you're there shooting at them +P