Monday, February 25, 2013

Self Portrait?

Rather belatedly I am returning to last week's WIIW.

You must forgive me but my life is rather hectic at the moment...

Linda G guessed
"Perhaps an extreme close-up of a fish scale? (I admit, that's a total stab in the dark.)"

Apart from the fact that it is an extreme close up your stab has gone wide.

Susan said: " I know it ISN'T, but what it reminds me of is a silhouette book cover. (Bear with me, now. It's kinda like "seeing" things in the clouds.)So if you use your imagination, you can see a tree and a couple smooching, backlit by the moonlight"

 I can so see that!  And surprisingly you are quite close. You are right about the silhouette of the tree!
The couple isn't a couple.
It is actually a reflection of me with one elbow up high, holding my camera to my face.

Here it is again slightly less blown up.

It is a reflection of me and the skyline behind reflected in a shiny curved object.

What is the object?

The abdomen of an ant!

This guy is a "Bull ant"
These Oz natives grow up to one and a half inches long and are the largest ants in the world.

The fellow turned his attention to me so I backed off, I know from painful experience they have a vicious sting


Old Kitty said...

Yikes!! It's an ant!! Yay! And I missed the WIIW!! Nevermind!! Glad to see you back with it - as devious as ever! Yay! take care

Linda G. said...

Ew! *runs away*

mshatch said...

Sorry I missed what is it wednesday! But boy am I glad we don't have ants like that here! Yikes!

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Yuck. That thing looks creepy.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oh my goodness, that is an extraordinary picture! A reflection in an ant's abdomen... who'd a thunk it? I don't believe I'd want to run across a mess of those critters in my pantry.