Saturday, March 14, 2009

Camera Critters #49

A couple of weeks ago, I told everyone about a love/hate relationship I have with spiders.

Well, this week, it's another love/hate relationship...this time with ants.

I don't mind ants outside, I don't even mind if they invade my picnics, but not my house! Every spring, I get a convoy of large black ants moving through my abode, looking for something. I do what I can to get rid of them.

But let me cross paths with an ant outside somewhere, and chances are, I'll get my body down as close as I can and do what I can to get a photo.

I know a few things about ants. They used to be wasps, but long ago, lost their wings in favor of hunting on the ground. They live in a very structured society where everyone has a job and everyone does the job they were born to do. And they can get awful angry if they find you standing in the middle of their home. I didn't mean to do it...really...I didn't.

And now for the photos. If you wonder where the name of the ants are, well, I don't know ants all that well, so I won't put a name on them here. I'll just show you the photos.


OK...who's the wise guy who keeps leaving fake worms at my door?

Oh my god! Is that what I look like?

Popcorn? Popcorn? All I see is Aphids handing out honeydew!

That's the last time I go topless at the beach.

Tag won't be anywhere near as much fun if that Fly ever realizes he has wings!

I hope you enjoyed my post this week. If you would like to see more Camera Critters, just drop by the website here and then join in the fun with an entry of your own.

23 comments:

Bruce said...

We have fire ants here in Florida and they bite really hard!! I DO NOT LIKE THEM AT ALL!

Jenn Jilks said...

We get ants in every spring, too. Mostly carpenter ants, which worries me!

Janet Creamer said...

Nice pics and really funny captions! Fake worms, hee-hee.

Dina said...

LOL funny captions!

Jedediah said...

That topless-photo is priceless. Nice captures!

i beati said...

now that's a close up all right !!Sandy

Teena in Toronto said...

Upclose and personal or what?!

I played too :)

Denise said...

Great close-ups! Ants are amazing creatures and you have captured them beautifully.

Rose said...

That second photo is a great, great capture.

Snap said...

Too funny! I'm not fond of fire ants ... nasty little things. Otherwise, ants are good, and photograph well! :)

Carolina said...

Hahaha, very funny captions and great captures! I hope you didn't accidentally lie down in their nest to take these, wouldn't have been much fun then!

Dianne said...

I love your captions!! and I can't believe what great close-ups you captured

fishing guy said...

Ash: Neat shots of all of your ants.

Karen said...

Great photos !!! Like the comments as well.

We get invaded by those little black ants in summer. They love the dog food!!

We also have fire ants...ouch!!

Misty Dawn said...

The topless on the beach captions is HILARIOUS! I LOVE it! I'd go on and on about how awesome your photos are and how much I love them, but you already hear all that from me on a regular basis ;-P

Nell said...

Wonderful photos! I love to captions too :)

Babooshka said...

Definitely not here. We only have titchy little ants. Funny this love hate relation you have with creatures, make for good reading and those closesups just fantastic.

jenn said...

Very cool shots. We have fire ants here, so I avoid them as much as possible.

Manz said...

Terrific shots. I just had a vision of what you must have looked like... especially to the ants ;)

Why do they try and invade in spring? They're hitting my house with a vengence right now!

ratmammy said...

Wow, amazing photos!

Mama Zen said...

These are fantastic!

Carla said...

heehee-great shots:)

Martha (FL) said...

I agree with Bruce and others. I HATE fireants. They really do hurt BAD. Won't be sad to leave them behind when we move back to PA. Never thought of photographing ants!