Full yet? The best part of the holiday remains: leftovers! Well, maybe not for everyone. Definitely for ants. I don’t know for certain, but I’d strongly guess the ants found a dead bee and began to make their contributions to nature’s custodial needs. The world would be a dump without bugs! (And no “Ewwwing”! Patrick or otherwise. That’s a veritable ant turkey feast fit for a king — I mean, queen!)
Just a couple notes on the shots: These are all uncropped shots. Considering the hectic nature of this ant mob, I was happy to get the ants in these arrangements. (Of course, there were many less successful shots, too; thankfully, dead bees stay put and ants can only work so fast.) I almost cropped the final one because the shells came out blinding white. Instead of being lazy I did some manual touch up on the bright white and a couple smaller spots of diffracted light. Didn’t turn out too bad.
2 thoughts on “Leftovers: Get ’em While You Got ’em!”
Am I a bad person if these photos make me happy?
Most likely not, though it may depend on your definition of “happy.” Ants can be brutal but amazing creatures.