Tapinoma sessile odorous house ants recently set up a thick trail through our kitchen. Rather than kick them out, I laid down white mylar to serve as a clean backdrop and took some photographs.
The above image is a composite. I cloned in a single individual from a second photograph to fill a gap. I don’t typically alter major elements of my images this way, but I felt the photoshopping to be excusable for an illustration.
Can you guess which ant was added?
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 7D
ISO 200, f/13, 1/160 sec
3 diffused off-camera strobes