Another “found” subject while looking for the orchids at the Lawrence Swamp wet meadow…which thanks to our drought isn’t terribly wet right now. Several plants had many of these scenes happening in the early morning.
Aphids and ants have a nice relationship. The ants protect the aphids from predators and their reward is some nice “honeydew” that the aphids produce. The source of the sugary exudation is similar to that of Kopi Luwak obtained from a civet cat.
I don’t try to make “selfies” but they happen at times and what better place to see my reflection than on an ant’s butt. 🙂
This is a fairly large crop as I had walked in with just the tripod and Mark IV with my 180 macro. I got to the closest focusing distance I could but without my extension tubes I was limited. The increased pixels offered by the camera came in handy.