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Challenge: Never Seen on DPC! (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1000D Rebel XS
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jun 20, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 100
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2009

I was playing around with some syrup one night trying to get some ants to gather. For some reason I was not having any luck, so I called it a night and left everything out in my garage (it is detached from my house, so I didn't mind leaving it out). When I checked on it in the morning the ants were everywhere! They were having a feast! I took a bunch of photos, and then decided I wanted to play with some color. So I got some kolaide powder and mixed it with some syrup and set it out. But the ants didn't seem to like it very much compared to the regular syrup. So I left it alone again until later that night. When I came back later there were a few ants on the colored syrup, and one little poor guy that looks like he swam out to the center and drowned.

I unfortunetly caught the reflection of the umbrella in the syrup. I didn't notice it until I loaded the pictures onto my computer and at that point I had already cleaned up the mess. But other than that I personally liked the effect of the photo.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.4083
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1961
Avg (non-participants): 6.5000
Views since voting: 2831
Views during voting: 555
Votes: 169
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/10/2009 07:00:27 PM
this is so cool. awesome job
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07/04/2009 11:16:29 PM
Had you not mentioned it, I'd not have noticed the umbrella's reflection. Still a cool shot. I liked it.
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07/03/2009 08:18:05 AM
Congrats on the great finish
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2009 11:08:45 PM
I'm putting my money on this one getting the blue ribbon. My favourite by far. I can look it for ages... the detail and the story is just enthralling... only think stopping me from giving it a 10 was the blurriness at the bottom right of the image. Well done.
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07/02/2009 05:39:11 PM
I loved the bright colors and the ants around it -- but it has been done before (though not with one stuck in the middle -- but it's not quite original... great shot though!)

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07/02/2009 03:54:34 PM
imo i would have litten it.
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07/02/2009 12:06:31 PM
ewww
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07/01/2009 03:58:03 PM
Really wierd, I loved it.
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07/01/2009 02:31:08 PM
Not sure what this is. Candy? Ketchup?
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06/28/2009 08:50:52 PM
Back to comment...

Jeez, I hope that's not blood! Yuck! LOL! This got a 9 from me.
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06/28/2009 05:19:28 PM
clever and cool
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06/28/2009 05:20:00 AM
Funny, clever. Good luck :)
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06/27/2009 07:47:54 PM
Love the red. Is that an umbrella reflection or ant reflection? Wish this was sharper. I like the concept. Poor little ant in the middle. Swim buddy swim!
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06/27/2009 05:19:57 PM
Thats sweet...
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06/27/2009 04:14:39 PM
Great shoot 10
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06/27/2009 03:11:12 PM
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Yuck! Interesting challenge idea and good work on the white bg. I think if I were an ant I'd be one of the smart ones lining up at the edge rather than trying to swim/walk over it.
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06/27/2009 02:10:00 PM
I really like all of this except the umbrella reflection. The stark red, black and white are terrific! (not voting)
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06/27/2009 11:53:00 AM
Interesting idea. Well shot,and the color and contrast make an unusual choice of subject work.
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06/27/2009 11:39:21 AM
There have been a few ant/liquid shots on DPC, here is one of them.

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I still haven't decided on how to vote on this (low because I've seen it before or high because it is a cool photo).
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06/27/2009 10:57:19 AM
such excellent clarity and focus...great processing...but dumb me I don't get the title..
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06/27/2009 12:49:27 AM
Awesome shot! 8
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06/26/2009 10:37:31 PM
Very dramatic. This is stunning.
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06/26/2009 08:05:43 PM
I dont undersatnd how the title relates to the picture ... but still great concept ... 8
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06/26/2009 04:38:59 PM
Nice shot! Ants are a sort of cliche, but your approach really added value to the subject! I just dont like the reflections (is this a umbrella?)
The ants at the bottom are a little bit soft. i just dont know if this is OOF or a lens issue...
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06/26/2009 07:40:29 AM
WOAH. The title is weird but fitting. Graphic and thought provoking. I kinda like it. I like it a lot. :~)
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06/26/2009 02:12:53 AM
Wild!
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06/26/2009 01:29:09 AM
I can't quite put my finger on why, but I just love this. The umbrella refection stands out a little bit but overall it doesn't matter
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06/26/2009 12:14:44 AM
7, nicely done,
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