Bugs, Bees, Birds, Flowers, and Thoughts – Part 4 of 7

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.  I added these photos to the D7500 camera samples Gallery since they are taken exclusively with that camera.

For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window.

If you want the full experience, keep reading. Also, if you see stuff crossed out (like this) it’s editing after I published the post and any new words are in gray. Part of my educational outreach effort showing people how to improve clarity in writing (I hope).

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Wow . . . almost a week between posts. It’s like I was busy wasting time on the Internet or something.

That’s — duh! — a part of it but there’s other stuff too. Nothing worth mentioning here, I’m afraid. I mean, I could mention it but then people would feel bad for me and that would be misplaced sympathy, I tell you what.

But, on with the show . . . a mostly seagulls show, I’m afraid. Some might remember I mentioned the seagulls are slowly coming back after being absent for most of the summer.

These next two shot show how the Nikon D7500 is well-suited for them who have even a smidgen of talent for shooting birds in flight.

In case anyone is wondering, I didn’t lay own on the ground for that shot; I was on a set of stairs going down a hillside and that shot is looking up at the hill behind me.

Right after that shot, I saw another potential subject . . .

You can see a few bugs on the plant (likely caught on spider webs) but they’re not in focus.

This next photo has similar bugs “hanging” around but also a larger offering . . .

It might be difficult to spot . . . it’s at the top of the tallest grass seed stalk.

I’m reasonably certain that’s a fly . . .

It took a few photos before I realized the grass lent itself to a portrait orientation . . .

The rest of the photos are all seagulls, I’m afraid.

. . . er . . . I’m not actually afraid; it’s just a turn of phrase.

But, before we get to the gulls, a titular thought. This time, this song triggered the thought . . .

For them not interested in listening to the whole thing, here’s a portion of the lyrics:

Most times you can’t hear ’em talk,
Other times you can
All the same old cliches,
“Is that a woman or a man?”
And you always seem outnumbered,
You don’t dare make a stand

The question references the attitude of people toward men with long hair. Especially, the attitude of people with a certain conservative bend.

I find it ironic that many of today’s CW male singers sport hair styles that make many women envious. Not all, of course, but many could easily star in Revlon commercials.

I admit to having long hair while in college . . . mostly out of laziness, but always above the shoulders.

However, I soon discovered the joy of keeping my hair short (very short) and I never looked back.

But, back to gulls . . . er . . . the back of a seagull, in this case.

I’m not sure why all these gulls were standing around on a corner of the parking lot.

Some smelled their underarms . . .

Others stood with vacant and disinterested looks . . . likely, matching the complexities of their thoughts. It reminded me of when I used to watch the news and wondering if the presenters did — in fact — have the equivalent of bird brains.

Some seemed mildly interested in the old man with a camera . . .

One couple was having an argument.

I couldn’t quite hear what it was all about but that’s just as well as I don’t speak gull.

Not that I have personal experience with such matters but I’m betting it probably has to do with bird politics. I hear they can be brutal.

Well, that’s it for the photos.

Hmm . . . this seems even shorter than usual. I suppose I could offer more of my thoughts but I’m pretty wiped from a busy week . . . how about I share some jokes, instead?

Yup, I know it well . . . I can easily argue both sides of an argument, usually, better than the person on the other side. That’s because if you want to justify your position to both others and yourself, you need to know the opposite view as well as you know your own.

*sigh* I’m betting that the DNC Main Office . . . they’re so going to hand Trump another four years, and that’s depressing.

I’m so requesting that at my funeral! . . . you know, if anyone attends.

Having owned cats, I can attest to the reality presented. We opted for no kids, but I hear it’s occasionally the same with young kids. You know, before they turn into self-entitled and spoiled brats.

That’s not too far removed to how I see the up-and-coming generations . . . and I mean from toddlers up to 25-year-olds.

Let me end on a lighter note; I really like this next cartoon . . .

Anyway, here’s the gallery of the above photos:

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9 Responses to Bugs, Bees, Birds, Flowers, and Thoughts – Part 4 of 7

  1. fantastic shots and always amusing!!!!

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  2. All of your photos in this series are so cool and beautiful!
    But I especially love the bird and bug photos!
    I’ve always enjoyed watching seagulls! I imagine the seagull with open mouth is a female!
    Great comics! Thanks for the laughs! We have a relative with a cat who likes to play with bags and gets even more excited if something is in the bag. The cat, also, likes to watch bird videos on youtube!
    HUGS and make it a fun fun FUN Sunday!!!
    :-)

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    • disperser says:

      Thank you, diem3.

      As for the gull with the open mouth being female, we should perhaps refrain from reinforcing the prototype . . . especially with someone like Trump in office; that could easily be a picture representing Trump and one of his advisors stoically suffering a constant barrage of tweets.

      All of our cats liked bags and boxes . . . and out pillows . . . and anything we laid out for something we had to do. Shadow (our Maine Coon cat) liked to get on the bed when I was making it and would then end up “hunting” under the covers for my hand above the covers making scratching noises.

      None of our cats (that I remember) could be enticed to respond to anything on television.

      Thanks, Carolyn, and hope you’re having a great Sunday.

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  3. PS…I really liked the hair lengths (of males) in the late 70’s and the sideburns.

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    • disperser says:

      Even when I had long(er) hair, I hated the associated maintenance. I should have started keeping my hair shorter much sooner than I did. I just didn’t think about it. The main reason my hair was longer was that I hated going to the barber.

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  4. AnnMarie says:

    Very nice seagull portrait (showing all those wonderful patterned feathers on his back). And your humor offering “Not all traditions fit all events” is FANTASTICALLY FUNNY!

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    • disperser says:

      Thanks, Ann.

      I love that cartoon but despite the initial mirth-inducing visual, it is inaccurate.

      It should be the widow throwing the wreath to a bunch of married women while their husbands look on with the same abject terror in their faces as their bachelor counterparts sport as their girlfriends attempt to catch the bouquet thrown by a bride at a wedding.

      Of course, that would have been both darker and more difficult to represent.

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