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Taken 1-Jun-12
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Dimensions1019 x 1019
Original file size460 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Jun-12 07:36
Date modified11-Dec-12 13:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D300
Focal length105 mm
Focal length (35mm)157 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.4
Exposure1/640 at f/16
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 1600
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Winged Female Messor

Winged Female Messor

The alates climb up grass stems before flying away. [p 11]

The female alates (winged forms) have much larger heads than the males. See my macros from 7/25/2010 and 7/29/2010. I only saw a few (5?) females and no males this time.