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Beauty and the Beast

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: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 13 November 2008 in Plant & Nature.

FUJIFILM FinePix S9500 1/450 second F/4.5 ISO 80 7 mm

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amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

What a beauty! And what a beast, too!! (ick for the beast LOL!!) Fantastic, Helen!! The light streaming through the flower is excellent.

14 Nov 2008 4:54am

@amy: The light was beautiful through this bloom. I was shooting low *I wonder who inspired me to try that? ;-)
I didn't know I had taken a picture of the ant. I probably wouldn't have even been this close had I realised it was there!

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is a beauty with the little ant. Well done.

14 Nov 2008 2:43pm

@Laurie: Thsi 'little' ant is about life-size if you view the image on large. We call them Bull Ants. They are to be repected as they are very aggressive and have a very nasty sting. You can read a bit more about them here