A queen ant

Lasius neoniger

Following her mating flight, a queen ant searches for a spot to start a new colony. When I edge the camera close to her, she freezes long enough for me to take a few photographs.

Photo details:
Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens
Canon EOS 7D
ISO 100, f/13, 1/250 sec, diffused flash

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