Thursday, March 11, 2010

Theme Day: The Tenin Technique

Today is a special theme day for the Daily Photo bloggers around the world. This is the 5th anniversary since Eric Tenin started Paris Daily Photo, which led to hundreds of others, including myself, first admiring his work, and then starting other Daily Photo sites in our communities.

Because imitation is a sincere form of flattery, our tribute to Eric today is to post a photo the imitates the techniques that he often uses, which include ground level perspectives and tilted angles.

Here is a ground level, tilted shot of a leaf cutter any carrying a leaf across the parking lot of our condo building. I am sure that Eric has not had the opportunity to photograph any leaf cutter ants in Paris, but if he were in Costa Rica, I imagine that this is the type of photo he would take.

Leaf cutter ants are remarkable. They carry the leaves back to their underground nests not to eat the leaves, as you might think. They feed the leaves to a fungus, and eat the fungus. They know the type of leaves that the fungus likes and select only those leaves to carry back.

I would like to broaden the theme of this tribute to Eric by extending my appreciation and admiration for all of the Daily Photo bloggers and to the people who operate the City Daily Photo site that keeps us linked and coordinated.

Tomorrow I will resume the series of our return from our hike down the Playa Langosta beach.

This is a fun theme day to see what everyone did with the various techniques. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

This week on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site we are showing photos of Portugal.

12 comments:

brattcat said...

This is so fascinating to see each CDP member interpret Eric Tenin's techniques according to the pace and style of their individual community. Great choice, Dave.

Sharon said...

Great job! I'm afraid I totally forgot! Just too busy lately.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent Tenin image. I love this shot.

Jarart said...

Cool!

glenda said...

You have to enlarge this one to get the best effect. A leaf with legs. Great!

Jilly said...

Brilliant! How clever to show the Tenin technique in this way. Super!

Lois said...

That shot is remarkable Dave! I love it. What an interesting little creature and very smart too.

Lachezar said...

This is an amazing catch and a great interpretation of the technique!

Jacob said...

Not seen one of those before (except, I think on your blog)...great shot with that blast of color. Hope you didn't get hurt laying down on those pointy rocks! ;-)

JM said...

This is amazing! I've watched them carrying green leaves but red is even more incredible! :-)
As to the photo, well, tilted and ground level, what else could fit better today?

Tash said...

Superb! Not only is it a tribute to M. Tenin, but a fascinating photo to look at and such interesting info on the little ol' ant... Wow.

Petrea said...

Great photo in its own right. I think Eric would be proud.

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