Every now and again one of those accidental, unplanned images turns out to be pretty cool. I was in the midst of photographing a rather uncooperative bullet ant (Paraponera) queen when she ran up on top of a ghetto flash diffuser I’d made out of graph paper. Instead of corralling her back down, I snapped a couple shots of her walking about on the paper, the strobe illuminating her from below.


photo details
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/14, 1/250 sec
at the Jatun Sacha Biological Station, Napo Ecuador