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Sam Never Could Follow Directions
1st PlaceSam Never Could Follow Directions

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Challenge: Orderly (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha a7 III
Lens: Sony FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS
Date: Jul 26, 2020
Aperture: 18.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2020

[Aug. 2nd, 2020 09:07:39 PM]

I wanted to do something in nature. I looked for pigeons on a bridge, but didn't find any. I thought of the line of ants I keep seeing around my house, but they were too spread out to be interesting.

Then I remembered a photo like this, I believe on DPC, a long time ago. I believe they were in the shape of a heart, or something like that.

So I put some honey on a white piece of paper.

It was amazing how quickly the ants found it!! It felt really creepy lying half on the grass, half on the sidewalk, photographing them. (I thought ant-level would be interesting. It wasn't. It was just a bunch of ant butts.) But then I got distracted. A large ant started picking off the small ants! it was gross and fascinating. The reason I said creepy lying on the sidewalk, because as I was lying there trying to get photos of an ant murdering smaller ants, I kept feeling things crawl over me... Sometimes it was an ant, sometimes it was just sweat dripping down. (heat index over 100), sometimes it was probably my imagination. But it still felt creepy crawly anyway!

Unfortunately, the ant murder photos didn't really turn out, but at least I got orderly ants out of the deal. :)

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 1 out of 35
Avg (all users): 7.7209
Avg (participants): 7.6000
Avg (non-participants): 7.8261
Views since voting: 810
Views during voting: 97
Votes: 43
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/03/2020 02:44:12 PM
fantastic work! love it!
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08/03/2020 07:35:35 AM
Originally posted by ThingFish:

You put Sam in the honey didn't you?

08/03/2020 06:07:01 AM
Awesome! Thanks for the story details - very cool. … and congrats on the Blue.
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08/03/2020 04:06:10 AM
You put Sam in the honey didn't you?
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08/03/2020 12:09:02 AM
Dang it! I tried this in the serpentine challenge.

You out photographed me!

Not at all surprised.

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08/03/2020 12:06:58 AM
What a great score well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2020 11:47:44 PM
uber cool.
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08/02/2020 06:48:55 PM
Well done. My pick for the blue.
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08/02/2020 12:14:30 PM
Wow. This is fabulous. What a great find or setup.
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07/30/2020 09:47:37 AM
This is hysterical and VERY well done.
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07/28/2020 11:20:27 AM
Voter earlier. Coming back around to comment. My top pick. This is quite the curiosity. Hope there's some photographer's comments on this to read when the challenge wraps up. I'm interested to learn what the yellow material is. Love the title BTW. :-)
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07/27/2020 07:11:29 PM
Well of course this is the winner, you’re very good with ants ;)
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07/27/2020 01:26:01 AM
HA! Oh my word! I love this!

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07/27/2020 12:31:32 AM
OMG .. !!!! .. this is the first image i've opened .. and i'm blown away .. talk about orderly .. couldnt have fitted the challenge better .. and insects ... ticking all boxes for me ..
this is just plain wonderful .. and i'm loving your title too .. blue blue blue ..
i'm not voting yet .. but i'll be back .. !! .. :)
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