I'm a young aspiring photographer that has a sweet tooth for HDR photography.

Attack of the Ants!

RUN THEY’RE COMING FOR US!!!  AHHHHHH!!!!

I couldn’t resist, but on serious note.  The local botanical gardens in Ames, Reiman Gardens, is a gorgeous place to walk around during the spring.  Recently started a tradition of having interesting themes placed throughout the gardens.  Last year it was gnomes all over, this year it is giant bugs.  I mean these guys are all super sized!  This ant is about 7-8 feet tall and 15 feet long.  It just so happens that my fiancé and I will be tying the knot at Reiman in less then a month!  Where we originally planned on walking down the aisle they placed a giant praying mantis.  I thought it would be cool to have him in the background of our wedding photos, but unfortunately my soon to be wife didn’t.  I honestly think all of these bugs are seriously cool and well done.  They are actually tasteful in the gardens.  Who would have thought?

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10 responses

  1. Dude, if she rules out the Praying Mantis, I’d track down a scorpion for a backup plan! Great shot and I love the zoom affect.

    May 10, 2011 at 8:17 am

    • ha ha! They’re sculpting him as I type.

      May 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

  2. Wow, if I saw that I’d probably freak out. Great shot!

    May 10, 2011 at 9:58 am

  3. All I have to say is holy crap.

    May 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

  4. Kinda freaky. love it!

    May 10, 2011 at 11:21 am

  5. Really sweet effect you got there. I bet that’s a cool thing to see.

    May 10, 2011 at 12:26 pm

  6. Great effect with the radial blur. Reiman gardens is just beautiful!

    May 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

  7. LadyGrey

    Did you get a shot of the Mantis?! I was expecting this to be metal but it’s not – nice surprise! You could incorporate the “bugs” into your wedding shots after the fact. Then you both can eat cake. 😉 Happy Day!

    May 11, 2011 at 6:30 am

  8. Love the blur on the outside. What is this made out of? I also love the fact that you wanted this in the background of your wedding shots. I see nothing wrong with that 😉

    May 11, 2011 at 6:42 am

  9. Wow it feels like its in motion, great shot.

    May 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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