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.
and some small orange flowers - Ixora from buds seen below
But here are clusters of Ixora buds - with a twist. A couple of black ants crawling over the surface. So here is there story.
Not sure what they are doing - but I was fascinated by where they walked, and then visited the same territory over and over again.
Here I can't see his/her head - but something interesting is happening
Then a side trip up a leaf - and the eyes
Then a walk across the bottom of the leaf
back up to the flower buds
and jumping from one place to another - like our ironworker acrobats
walking down a small stem
and who knows what is happening?
Then joined by his buddy
Here the focal plane is such that he looks suspended
Here I think you can see the eyes
A duet for two black ants.
more adventures for two ants
and two ants doing their things
C. Frank Starmer