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Challenge: Serpentine (DPL4 WK3) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Date: Jul 10, 2018
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2018

I spent several hours out in the sun, finding ant hills, pushing a stick into them, and drawing a serpentine with honey onto paper lying nearby.

Nobody came. There were many ants... of all sizes.

Only one bit me. Thank you, Ants.

But, none wanted my honey until... one fire ant hill.
They were all over it! Yipppeee, says I.
I'll come back out in twenty minutes and shoot them in a serpentine!

Twenty minutes passed, I went out... umbrella over my head for the sun on my sweet, faithful camera that I abuse... and... They covered that honey! Yes!

But... dang it! The "s" had run in two places.
It was more like an "f" and a "z" had baby honey.

So, I figured that the cardboard had to be on a solid, level surface instead of the grass.

Found no ant beds near a solid, level surface.
Of course.

Then, I remembered my battle trying to keep the ants out of our outside dog's food on the back steps! Yes! I'll put some honey on the back steps of our house! That will make our Orkin man happy!

So, I built it.

And, they came.

But, my "s" was WAY too big.


The ants were just blobs by the time they all got downsized to 1200 pixels.

Try again.

Waited for them to come again.

Tried again.

And again.

Finally, made an "s" about 1.5 inches long.

And... here we have it. For what it's worth...

I haven't contributed anything to my DPL team so far, although I've tried.

Please like my ants. Pretty please? With sugar honey on top?


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/22/2018 11:00:23 PM
Neat setup and capture.
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07/21/2018 01:11:17 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment.

The letter S is drawn in honey showing off sweet serpentine curves that these ants cannot resist. Lighting and details in this macro shot are fantastic!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/19/2018 11:47:44 AM
A creative approach. Thanks for something different!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2018 01:59:40 PM
My favorite in the challenge. A great idea, well executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/18/2018 02:35:36 AM
I see the foreman entering on the right, wondering where all his workers ran off to. Now they'll probably be fired or fined just so you could take this photo. I hope you're happy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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