Rural roads in Paraguay are of red earth, to match with them, there are also red anthills, looking like well turned earthenware, rising sometimes as high as 1.80 metres ( six feet)
They are as strong as concrete bunkers, baked to incredible firmess by the tropical sun
So, red earth, palm trees, giant red anthills, paraguayan landscape
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EstudioChispa (1918) 2013-12-19 14:14
Necesitaba tiempo para caer en esta imagen.
Al principio, parece simple. Primer plano verde, cielo azul, con una línea de postes para cercas y luego... el elemento más curioso--el gran montículo rojo.
La nota lo explica, pero tal vez la foto debe estar sin explicación. Un enigma. Una curiosidad. Otro artefacto inescrutable de la naturaleza!
Me gusta mucho!
Saludos y feliz navidad!
lousat (76754) 2013-12-19 14:27
Hi Maria,interesting post from the paraguayan country,i never seen before these curious things,great capture with the best details and a nice natural scenery in background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Romano46 (18432) 2013-12-19 15:20
avevo una vaga conoscenza del Paraguay e con le tue foto mi sto rendendo conto quanto esso sia bello e particolare.
Noto soprattutto che i colori dominanti nel paesaggio sono il verde assai intenso ed il rosso della nella quale spesso sono tracciate le strade.
In questa foto mostri un altro elemento caratteristico di questa regione: i formicai, anch'essi di un colore rosso e casa di migliaia di formiche riunite in società ben organizzate.
E' veramente incredibile questo Paraguay che giorno dopo giorno sto scoprendo attraverso le tue foto.
Un viaggio incredibile e delle foto altrettanto insolite.
Ciao e buona giornata
hidibyendu (871) 2013-12-19 17:04
As I said these pictures reminds me my village. The same kind of red roads, trees and so on.
I like the composition and what a nice blue sky.
Didi (56843) 2013-12-19 17:45
Des nids de taupes géantes ? Plutôt des termitières :)
Belle luminosité ambiante estivale
Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël
mcmtanyel (13347) 2013-12-19 21:44
The anthills stand out well in the green grass. Well seen and rendered!
mirosu (13710) 2013-12-19 23:06
Very nice landscape photo. As I said before, the soils as well as the trees remind me to Africa. The red anthill is nice focal point and creates nice color contrast against green surrounding and blue sky. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (24199) 2013-12-20 3:12
I have only ever seen this phenomenon on TV, on nature programmes, so very cool to see one in you presentation here today. Up to six feet tall? Golly, that must be a lot of ants. I get itchy thinking about it :)
This is a beautiful presentation of the Paraguayan landscape with so many unique features.
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (122043) 2013-12-20 5:38
Ciao Maria, great view of lovely rural road, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (57080) 2013-12-20 6:39
the antshill built by a masterpiece-masons in tiny portions of red soli on each delivery - amazing nature's.
good contrast of the green surrounding, and the iron-residue rich land.
Fine DOF and clarity, the trees stands well against the blue sky.
Buen fin de semana,
batalay (35555) 2013-12-20 7:54
Hola dear Maria,
An eye-catching photo with an eye-opening note. I can imagine the life lurking below those mounds, the level of organization, turmoil, violence...
In just three weeks we are going to be at your latitude on the globe, sailing from Chile to Tahiti. Even at the tapered end of the continent it is unfortunately too far from Buenos Aires to Santiago.
Happy Holidays to you and your family,
ourania (30937) 2013-12-20 9:49
Hola querida Maria,
a very interesting photo of the anthills in a broad and delightful context. It would be tempting to have a closer look in a photo that would fill the frame with this marvellous structure, but we can study the shapes, sizes and textures in this composition as well, plus we get a thorough idea of the landscape. Your picture has superb depth and textures, the light is pleasant and you brought out the chromatic contrasts very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (106327) 2013-12-20 11:57
Spectaculaire ces nids de terre rouge, intéressante note et belle présentation
je suis déjà passée sur la photo Kising horses, c'est adorable, romantique, j'aime beaucoup
ChrisJ (97786) 2013-12-20 14:40
They have these big anthills in Australia too. Some of them are over 4-5 metres tall! See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGV3GjnUCk8
Good sharpness and excellent warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. Have a safe and happy Xmas / New year!
subhendu_bagchi (25723) 2013-12-20 17:47
wow, this is really a short from of hills for us, but when we compare with the size of an ant it seems really a hill. Excellent composition here with sharp details and the colour tone is very good. Excellent presentation. Tfs.
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-12-21 8:48
Rural life all over the world is similar.The presence of anthills on rural roads is very much common as much as the ants.Nice image and captured very well.TFS.
danos (86621) 2013-12-21 9:24
very nice the excellent reportrage shot from the rural region of the country with the red anthill to be an fascinating sample from this that you write in your note.A really fascinating view with the huge anthill to so surprising for me.
have good Christmas days,Danos
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-21 20:44
Nice series from rural Paraguay, we are enjoying a lot.
I am astonished to see the resemblance with rural Bengal, although it is half way around the globe...strange!!
As for this photo...good closeup of the anthill. Its brown color makes eye catching contrast with the green surroundings. Nice sharp and clear photo. Thanks for the educative note, came to know of so many new things!!
Thanks for the share.
Miguel82 (23367) 2013-12-22 15:46
Maria, so charming rural landscape of Paraguay, palm trees and these anthills, a brillant nature observation, beautiful colors and excellent resolution, warm regards
eldancer1 (27829) 2013-12-27 7:36
Very nice capture of this rural landscape! I like the low pov and it has good details. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
adramad (37991) 2013-12-31 8:04
Interesante nota, que nos sirve de introduccion para valorizar la imagen que nos muestras, precioso paisaje con el campo tan verde, las palmeras y demas arboles embellecen el lugar, los hormigueros son una curiosa adiccion y un buen contraste con su rojo color.
Buena gestion de la luminosidad y una buena nitidez.
De nuevo te deseo todo lo mejor para el Nuevo Año 2014, y que os bajen las temperaturas, estoy viendo en TV la gran ola de calor que estas teniendo.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Waylim (25344) 2013-12-31 9:02
Isn't it amazing how ants can build such hill. I have seen some in Kenya and Tanzania, as high as myself, almost 6 feet. This really show the color of the earth, so red, like those found in the rock formation of Utah and Arizona, make a beautiful contrast with the green and blue. A typical and peacerful rural scenery.
mkamionka (30612) 2014-01-01 12:00
so they may be almost as high as I am! It sounds a bit scary. Do the ant attack people like in the 4th Indiana Jones movie?
Very attractive presentation, I like vivid colors of nature.
Have a happy New Year!
I don't know any Renek.
jmdias (55325) 2014-02-06 23:46
de facto acá el paisaje es similar con el paisaje del mato grosso del sur, son las mismas palmeras macaúba, los mismos montes de insectos (termits). Hermosa vista rural de la región.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-26 14:03
amazing how the red anthill stands out from the rest of the environment. The lush green grass contrast lovely with it. Very nicely shown and with excellent colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
All the best