Be my Val ant ine!  by George Petrovsky

Valantine’s Day draws near, and this little fellow is on the lookout for a mate.

My friend Gilberte has noticed that the ant’s rear end is heart shaped!

This started out as a general landscape shot, then I kept zooming in to get more detail – and found this little fellow! You can see how big he is compared to the tiny hairs on the grevillea! The smallest of our small black ants!

Sony W350, Auto Intelligent Landscape, 4.70mm, 1/200sec @ f2.70, ISO 80.
Severely cropped and processed in PS Elements 3.

An old photographer and his dog trying to find what turns a photograph into a worthwhile picture. Perhaps try to take a worthwhile photograph in the first place? The digital darkroom is a creative, fascinating place. If only I could learn to use it and the cameras I have to best effect… I love “mucking around”, as you can see!

Now, you know all my stuff is Copyright If you try and pinch any of it, I’ll jump through your screen and rip your bloody arms off!

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  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    beautiful close up and funny title

  • Glad you like this SG – thanks very much for adding it to your favourites! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 3 years ago

    That little Sony sure does come up trumps – excellent detail again George.

  • Thanks Rosalie – the little ant came up in extreme enlargement, thanks to the Sony! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Þórdis B.
    Þórdis B.about 3 years ago

    Great macro George! We do not have ants here and I’m not sure I would like them :/

  • No ants in Iceland? Well, that’s sort of understandable. They are not the cutest insects and can give you a nasty bite if you intrude on their territory – but I could relate to this lone seeker of love! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    This is a very clever work george, and it’s a Valentine Card Sally would love to recieve,
    Excellent work

  • Thanks for the favouritisation Malcolm – but you’d have to get them for your legion of lady admirers as well! Cheaper by the dozen, you know! : george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeabout 3 years ago

    Great macro and very clever title !

  • Thanks very much for your visit Renee and for adding this card to your favourites – much appreciated! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • dabadac
    dabadacabout 3 years ago

    a val ant ine it is … kudos

  • Glad you like this Barbara – thanks for adding it to your favourites – much appreciated! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    Well i am not going to be your Valentine George.. but a good friend is fine..however I can ask my Mother in Law I am sure she likes you That powerful Outback look of yours will make her blood / heart go faster (^_^)

    Photo is such a great one,,razor sharp and all in balance .. good harmony so a compliment
    and a FAV is the answer and something else from my mother in law


  • ROFL with your Mother in Law? What would your Father-i-L think? A most unexpected response, with boiling blood and beating heart from over there making me check my own pulse over here! Thank you both for your stirring responses and compliments and favourites! Appreciated – I think! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...about 3 years ago

    Fabulous macro George with wonderful sharp details !!

  • Thank you very much Mathilde – I’m glad you like this little adventurer! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 3 years ago

    Very sharp close-up George.It’s a real Valentine’s ant as the back of its body has the shape of a heart

  • Ma chere Gilberte! Only a romantic lady such as yourself would have found a heart in this picture! With your consent, I will add your observation to the description! Merci bien! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 3 years ago

    Great title George!!…love the pic, details and focus….and yes I will be your Valantine even it John won’t lol.

  • OK – but I’ll have to check with the Anty Discrimination Authorities first! John goes to the end of the line!
    Thanks very much for adding this to your favourites Kate! :)george

    – George Petrovsky

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