Bug for “O” stories voting

I bug, but there’s no love for The Alphabet Challenge “O” Stories. Voting has stopped in its tracks and it ain’t budging. 

The writers are at a loss to explain the sudden dearth of voters. Worse yet, it appears the stories are getting some eyes on them . . . OK, I exaggerate a bit . . . no one has looked at them for the past few days, but before that, we were getting a minimum of four views per day on each story . . . and few of those people voted. Probably a statement about our writing talents.  

As useless as it might be, I’ll mention it again . . . if you’ve not already done so — please read the stories and then cast a vote for your favorite of the three. Links to the stories and the poll for voting for “Alphabet Challenge O-Stories” are HERE.<<link

On the last post, I mentioned the game “find the bug” . . . as it happens, I have a great candidate for the game . . .

Do you see the bug?

How about now?

Here . . . a little closer . . .

OK, some of you might have seen it by now . . . for everyone else . . .  

And for them who just can’t see it . . .

. . . it’s a pretty young specimen. And, it didn’t get there on its own; I put it there after I found it here . . .

I needed to refill the feeder, so I just moved it next to the flowers and it calmly walked off. I don’t know if it was trying to catch bees. There are small flies that come by the feeders, but they are very small (not much larger than gnats).

The new Gallery of reminders photos is HERE<<<Link. The details are even better there than here.

For them who have already read and voted, a different kind of treat . . .

. . . HERE<<link is a link to a post from 2015. A dog having fun . . . and me photographing it having fun.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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10 Responses to Bug for “O” stories voting

  1. mvschulze says:

    I was thinking of how incredibly brilliant this Praying Mantis was to have settled in such a terrifically camouflaged place. But, truth be told…. not so much on the red feeder! He was REALLY hard to find on the first photos. M :-)


    • disperser says:

      Yeah, not so much the red feeder . . . you are a master of the understatement.

      I wasn’t surprised to see it on the feeder because there are small and some larger insects that visit, and insects aren’t known for their caution. You’d be surprised at the numbers that get squashed by rolled-up newspapers — I even wrote a short story about it: https://dispersertracks.com/2010/04/07/mop/

      Anyway, I thought it might do better on the flower. I’ll have to check if it’s still there this morning.

      By the way, a bit easier to spot in SmugMug and the option to zoom to 100%, but yes, I knew even that even there, the first photo was a challenge unless one was really diligent and imaginative as to the type of bug one was looking for.

      Thanks for the comment.

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  2. AnnMarie says:

    As I looked at the photos, I prepared an opinion, but is see that mvschulze beat me to it! So, this is my comment.


  3. GREAT mantis photos! They are so much fun to observe! The “construction” of their body and their head shape always fascinates me.
    Thanks for the close-up close up photos! I didn’t even need my reading-glasses to find him! HA!
    He was good at camo-ing in that first photo!

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  4. Johnny Jones says:

    Not every day that you see a photograph of a Praying Mantis in nature. Usually only see dead ones in the museum.
    Excellent photos, thanks


  5. Louise says:

    Wow! I had a hard time finding it at first, but after zooming in, I saw it. I’d love to see more “can you see it” pictures. It’s like “Where’s Waldo?” Love to see more.

    Liked by 1 person

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