#509 Sugar Run
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relms
Registered: Jan 28, 2005
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There are a couple of ant hills at the edge of the woods near my home. They, the ants, are huge. I laid down a piece of white paper and dumped a package of raw sugar on it, set up my camera, and waited, but not for long. They came, and within less than an hour, every granule of sugar had been gathered and hauled away. I now have about a million friends at the edge of the woods.



birdied
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Fantastic shot and wonderfully creative!!

Birdie



relms
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birdied wrote:
Fantastic shot and wonderfully creative!!

Birdie


Thank you, Roberta. You are very kind.



smallrewards
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spectacular. A few very good and very different pictures this week, already.



Mado
Registered: Jan 14, 2008
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Wow, this is a great one! Good luck!



relms
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smallrewards wrote:
spectacular. A few very good and very different pictures this week, already.


Many thanks!



relms
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Mado wrote:
Wow, this is a great one! Good luck!


Thank you, Mado.



hopes2
Registered: Dec 31, 2004
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Mr. Robert,

Regimented little things, kind of Borg like.
Always enjoy seeing your entries, well done as usual.


Dan.



gregfountain
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Well done!



robert829
Registered: Apr 30, 2011
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hihi very nice capture relms



Travis Rhoads
Registered: Apr 28, 2009
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very creative, and risky image Robert...wouldn't want to make friends with the ants...but maybe if you bribe them with sugar outside, they will stay outside.



relms
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hopes2 wrote:
Mr. Robert,

Regimented little things, kind of Borg like.
Always enjoy seeing your entries, well done as usual.


Dan.


Dan, they are, indeed, very regimented, hard-working and persistent. It was interesting to watch them discover this new-found treasure, organize the work party, and then gather every last granule. There are lessons to be learned from watching them.



relms
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gregfountain wrote:
Well done!


Thank you!



relms
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robert829 wrote:
hihi very nice capture relms


Thank you for your comments. Glad you like it.



relms
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Travis Rhoads wrote:
very creative, and risky image Robert...wouldn't want to make friends with the ants...but maybe if you bribe them with sugar outside, they will stay outside.


Travis, I received only one bite, and that was before they discovered that I had brought sugar.



RustyBug
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Kind of a fun one ... just so long as my wife wouldn't see it.



Vipermike
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Great idea Robert! Excellent shot



relms
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RustyBug wrote:

Kind of a fun one ... just so long as my wife wouldn't see it.


There was always the risk that they might have some volunteers follow me back to the kitchen, but that does not seem to have been the case.



relms
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Vipermike wrote:
Great idea Robert! Excellent shot



Thank you, Mike.



Rick Joyce
Registered: Sep 05, 2003
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A clever and successful experiment resulting in an unique and fascinating capture.



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