Cameras do not see the world the same way as do human eyes. Sometimes extra technological trickery is needed to make a scene appear as real in a photograph as it does in life. The above image is one of those cases.
I found these ants beautifully silhouetted on a sun-soaked leaf next to a lake in southern Illinois. But, the shade under the leaf was strong enough to require long shutter speeds for proper exposure. That made the moving ants blurry. The solution was to hold a flash behind the leaf to augment the natural backlighting, bringing the intensity of light up to where the camera could capture what my own eyes saw unassisted.
photo details: Canon mp-e 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, one flash handheld behind leaf with faint fill flash in front