I had gotten out my camera to take a picture of the spider seen here and decided to take a few more. The peony is slow blooming this year. I did not notice ALL these ants till I focused in on it. I knew there were a few on it, but did not dream there was this many.
I cropped the photo in Picasa, and thought to hit the infrared filter and the above is the result. Click to expand the view and tell me which you think the ants are more noticeable.