Saturday, March 5, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ On a Country Walk


I could not wait until dusk for my morning constitutional,
so off i trundled after lunch, Up the road that splits our farm
to the top of the hill and through the magic living gate that
almost marks the end or the beginning of our place.


As I passed the shadows a friendly ant of the Myrmacia family
crossed my path


to disappear into the depths of the shadows cast by our sentinels.



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36 comments:

  1. Good morning!!! I love your shadows but wait one dang minute...

    How big is that ant?

    It looks like the size of a camel!!!

    Please tell me you have this high powered macro lens and you were looking for ants rather than just walking by and then see an ant just like that for that is the biggest ant I have seen.

    That is a giant ant! Are they edible or perhaps the question may be, am I edible to it?

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  2. I like ants as long as they are not inside the house. They are the neatest mob! I spend hours observing them in the garden. They collect their dead! Wow!!!


    Ooooh! Good night! I love you. I hope I have something for your eyes when you wake up in the morning...let me see... Sweet dreams! Tsup!

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  3. Millie Price has left a new comment on your post "Shadow Shot Sunday ~ On a Country Walk":

    Nice! I took an entomology class in college and fell in love with photographing bugs. I don't like bugs in my bed, but I love to see them photos!

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  4. neat tree shadows and the insect casts a special one...lovely walk

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  5. enlarging the ant photo is awesome! love it and its shadow. and I like those trees too - they must be rather old. happy SSS and have a beautiful weekend!

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  6. I like the trees that serve as the portal, the gateway to/from your abode. They appear as sentinels, perhaps offering a friendly wave to all visitors

    Ants might not be big, this one's shadow is impressive, almost bigger than the subject. Happily, he obliged the inquisitive photo artist.

    Western Oz has a rough hewn beauty. A lovely arid landscape!

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  7. Always love the walks you take us on and always such lovely shadows -- including the bug!! I love seeing up close and personal pics of them as long as I don't end up with them crawling up my leg! Delightful post and photos as always, Arija! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  8. Honest Abe Lincoln has left a new comment on your post "Shadow Shot Sunday ~ On a Country Walk":

    I wonder, do you feel alone out back or is living there a lonesome life?

    The desolation of the space around the trees seems significant but then I grew up in farmland country and there is something green everywhere we look.

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  9. Great walk! I wish it was nice weather where we are! It is still so very wintry here in western Massachusetts.

    I like Ces' comments! :-D

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  10. Neat shadows, Arija. The photo of the ant is spectacular!

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  11. That is an AWESOME ant! Very cool.

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  12. lovely to take a walk with you!

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  13. These are such beautiful shots, Arija. The ant is stunning!

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  14. Friendly ant?
    I'll take your word for it!

    Happy Saturday!

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  15. Amazing and so wonderful that our landscapes are so different. Nice shots.

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  16. Thank you for that lovely morning walk - I feel refreshed!

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  17. Lovely shadow shots and as ants go, that is a real handsome looking one.

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  18. The portal of trees is so nice. It offers refreshing rest to weary pedestrians.
    Beautiful pictures!

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  19. I'd love to walk with you Arija! It looks like a wonderful place to be. Free and taking in all the glorious sights, smells, and sounds.
    Hope you are having a good week-end.It's very wet here,pouring all day but going well.

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  20. I finally finished it. It took me the whole day. What time is it there? Let me see...12:58 PM!!! Oh well, at least it's the same day.

    Let me publish it in a few minutes.

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  21. Boy, I can't wait to take those walks in the country with the warm breezes against my face, what a beautiful walk...and the sunset pictures are divine, what a grand statement Nature has given you as a keepsake. You make me more anxious than ever...have a wonderful week Arija, watch out for them pesky ants!

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  22. Gorgeous shadows!

    My Shadow Shot, have a blessed Sunday!

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  23. Pretty shots!

    My First Shadow Shot Entry hope you can visit.

    PS.. I am now your follower.

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  24. Okay! It took a long time but I did it. Your surprise is up!!! Tsup!

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  25. Aaaaawwwwww! What do you mean, you don't do anything? Are you kidding? You do a lot. You share with us the beauty of the world as you see it. Your photographs are a joy to behold. I swear the sky in Australia show off only for you! I am glad to hear this simple drawing cheered you up. I am so sorry about your earlier state today. Tsup!

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  26. Fantastic shadow shots, the ant is awesome.

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  27. It looks like a very big ant! I'm glad that it's friendly! The shadows in the last photo are magic. I'd love to explore your surroundings! Have a great week :)

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  28. I came here to give you an extra long hug, only to find that I have already crossed your path. You see, my best friend in high school nicknamed me Ant and I've had a fondness for them ever since. Thank you for not squishing me on your walk.

    Oh, Arija. I read your comment at Ces's and I must strongly protest. You offer so much with your beautiful views and warm words. I cannot tell you how much they mean to both Ces and me.

    xoxoxo

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  29. Wish I'd been with you in person, walking along with you, but I must say I enjoyed coming along if only in photos.

    Sunday's Link for you: My "Moon"rock Shadow

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  30. OMG - great shadows and the ANT is brilliant. Well capture-well done.

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  31. Great shadows. The ant is my favorite, but I'm kinda partial to bugs.

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  32. Such a peaceful place to walk and collect your thoughts, Arija. That ant looked a bit lethal!

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