Photo Adventures with Curiosity and Learning

December 9, 2006:More wildlife at Singapore's MacRitchie reservoir

This weekend, I sort of went off the deep end. Saturday morning, with camera and tripod, off on bus 855 to see what surprises nature had today.

Here is the pink flower I have not identified yet - Possibly this is a Mangrove Flower - Avicennia marina but I'm not sure.

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and some small orange flowers - Ixora from buds seen below

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But here are clusters of Ixora buds - with a twist. A couple of black ants crawling over the surface. So here is there story.

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Not sure what they are doing - but I was fascinated by where they walked, and then visited the same territory over and over again.

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Here I can't see his/her head - but something interesting is happening

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Then a side trip up a leaf - and the eyes

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Then a walk across the bottom of the leaf

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back up to the flower buds

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and jumping from one place to another - like our ironworker acrobats

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walking down a small stem

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and who knows what is happening?

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Then joined by his buddy

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Here the focal plane is such that he looks suspended

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Here I think you can see the eyes

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A duet for two black ants.

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more adventures for two ants

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and two ants doing their things

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C. Frank Starmer