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Old Aug 7, 2006, 7:09 AM   #1
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I went up in the hills on Sunday to take some winter wildflower shots
I found some nice orchids, acaias, hovea and more
however while taking some photos i put my bag down (still unzipped)
and these guys decided to have a look over my gear


it took me ages to clear them all out
while trying not to get bitten

my apologies if my focus isnt great and i have camera shake
but my feet were moving up and down pretty quick
a couple more photos here
http://johndolphin.net/photos/details.php?image_id=998
http://johndolphin.net/photos/details.php?image_id=997

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Old Aug 7, 2006, 7:13 AM   #2
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oh god
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 7:16 AM   #3
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Seems like anything, yes anything can be twisted to a photo op! Congratulations?? :shockAny idea what attracted them? Did you carry honey in the bag before you started to use it as a camera bag?)

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You poor guy. It would have ruined my shoot but you seem to have recovered quite quickly.
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Old Aug 7, 2006, 9:09 AM   #5
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Don't think I'd want to mess with them- they look too big and ferocious. I'd never think about taking a picture at all - and you not only thought about taking one, you thought about angles and composition, too. Hope you weren't too badly bitten.
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Bull Ants, aren't they wonderful.

I bet you were up Kalamunda way, big ant country, I've seen some with number plates and trailers attached..:G
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Old Aug 9, 2006, 12:32 AM   #7
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i was up Toodyay road

on the left at the top of the hill

a very nice spot with a small stream and lots of rocks and wildflowers

luckily i followed some good bushwalking rules
full covered leather shoes
long thick socks
loose pants

i tucked my pants into my socks and the ants never got in

i was still finding the odd ant 5 hours later
a nice learning experience
lol
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haha

Try sleeping out there...I spent enough time in the Army in the field, ants are bad, but try moving into a position at dusk and set up your night postition and suddenyl you reaslise the gorund appears to be moving. Bite th ebullet and switch on a torch and realise your platoon has camped ona mound FULL of snakes.

Never seen soldiers move so quick to pack up and go. I was leading the pack getting out of there..:G
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Old Aug 11, 2006, 12:12 AM   #9
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lol

i guess the important question is

did you get a photo ??

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