I was able to photograph an insect exodus, as a number of winged queen ants and their followers made for new territory the other day.
Sporting a new macro attachment, I took the following shots of these insanely small subjects.
Notice the winged worker, behind the queen, in the above shot.
Strangely enough there were very few, though I saw four winged queen ants.
The whole process of the departure was quite insistent, as the non winged ants coaxed those leaving with mandibles gently nipping .
The whole nest seemed to be out for the occasion, the ground alive with these small black ants.