qbnscholar said: Enough buttons already, but cute. Great shot, simple, to the point.
Relax qbnscholar - no need to press the panic button Fern!! But, as usual, you are right on the button with your support and comments and I hope you know how much I always appreciate that so very much. Teehee!! :D
Sometimes Mondays aren’t so bad… this morning I discovered that biutifulpics had re-blogged “out of the darkness” over the weekend… so if I may just say dank je wel to Gerardo for that and may you all have a beautiful week.
We’ve had some nice hints of spring these past few days and temps even got up to 22C today but with Humidex (yeah, we had a freaking Humidex) it felt like 28C!! LOL! Joke’s on us because… winter is coming… at least on Tuesday into Wednesday when the temps are going to take a big dive and with the rain coming in starting tonight, we may all be skating to work come Wednesday morning when the thermometer is going to be hovering around -3C (figures, just cold enough to freeze). Is it because I cheered when they did in King Joffrey, Mother Nature?
… and certainly not because of the 7 or 8 inches of freshly fallen snow this morning (added to the already abundant amount received over night on Thursday into Friday morning)… nah, it’s thanks to the nice folks at Lensblr-network for re-blogging my photo “There’s a Light”. Nice. :)
Well, I do anyway. Thanks very much to thephotographerssociety and the lovely individuals over there who liked Planet Astrantia enough to see it got another go around the Tumblr universe. And speaking of universes, just goes to show that sometimes you only need to travel as far as your own backyard to discover the beauty all around!
sharonriddickgroppiphotography said: Agreed. One of the things that i like less here is that it is a community and either “you’re in” this group of friends (and so you get reblogged and fairly celebrated) or you’re out. Kinda annoying, but in the end only photography matters to me.
qbnscholar said: TR, featured blue tags (do NOT get me started on photos I see featured as artists on Tumblr) & curated sites, even Lensblr, are all so subjective. Re the support, I agree completely; even an expert reviewer should keep it cute.
Thanks for your comments sharonriddickgroppiphotography and qbnscholar. Yes, indeed, I read so much about how the Tumblr “photographic community” is so supportive of one another. That was completely the opposite though wasn’t it? I’ve said it before and I will say it again: it’s a given that not everyone is going to like every damn photo posted or the same thing and thank goodness for that because wouldn’t life be so boring that way? And to those I follow, you will clearly know that this is my style. Those kind of negative comments, to me, are strictly verboten and need to be either retained in one’s tiny brain or only shared in private - not shared publicly where someone like me and my big mouth is going to see it and express dismay, disgust or what have you. When I come across something like that, then I become the antithesis of the “polite Canadian” we are all so known for being… sorry.
My mother always said if you cannot say anything nice… don’t say anything at all.
Just saw a post congratulating someone on their photo being on the Tumblr radar… it was a note from one of the more prolific and popular photogs on here to a fellow photog. Well, hey, yeah, that’s very nice and supportive. Indeed. But then the note continued about how this person was relieved because just before the photo which was the subject of said congratulations, there had appeared a “boring ladybug” and while the person was concerned enough to elaborate and confirm that it was not the ladybug which was the problem (because, hey, ladybugs are okay in his/her books) but that the photo was “not a very good one”. Really? According to who? Tumblr Radar eds clearly believed that the ladybug photo was worth showcasing… And, you know, sorry to say, but in my books, that kind of commentary is not alright…it’s not supportive at all. I don’t care whether it’s only a small number of people who will ever see that note. It’s just not acceptable IMO to make that kind of comment. In fact I think it is rather rude and inappropriate. Oh, and for the record. Last count… boring ladybug photo some 3200+ notes and the other photo - about 2500. Just sayin’.
qbnscholar said: Great shot. Love the just right light that lets the butterfly’s colros and patterns shine.
And merci beaucoup also to you Fern - qbnscholar - for your kind words! The Butterflies Go Free exhibit comes every year to our Botanical Gardens and it is such a VERY MAGICAL experience to be in the midst of all those beautiful creatures fluttering about - sometimes, if you are lucky, one lights on you and stays awhile. I have it on good authority that they only choose those who are still firmly in touch with their inner child and believe in unicorns. Makes sense, non?? Less magical are the number of visitors who, despite clearly posted warnings, insist on touching the wings of the butterflies or those who scream in terror whenever once happens to fly too closely by.
I was flying kind of high yesterday as my “No Cirque for You” photo ended up on Tumblr’s Radar. It was a really nice surprise. Of course, that resulted in a rather large number of new followers so hi, hi, hi to all of you and thanks so much - especially to fellow photogs. I am sure I will visit over the course of the next few days. Special thanks to qbnscholar and tvoom for alerting me to the the fact that I was on the Radar and extra special thanks to cirquedusoleil for re-blogging what I consider to be one of my absolute favourite photos ever taken in my fabulous city - Montreal. I am looking forward to seeing you in May at the Old Port. In fact I am extremely KURIOS!!
It’s just so ironic and, perhaps, even a wee bit bittersweet, that a very rare and random quote I put up here gets more notes than any photograph I have ever posted. But, you know what?? Hi-ho, the sun is shining, the snow is melting, it’s 5C (which is 41F and when you’ve been dealing with temps hovering between -30C to the -40sC for the past four months or so, let me tell you that 41F is just the shit my friends) and it really feels like Spring is just around the corner. So that being said, all I can say is it’s all good and to quote someone I recently fell in strong like with… alright, alright, alright.
In the most recent migration, fewer of the orange- and red-winged monarchs made it to the end of the journey than ever before. The monarch butterfly population in Mexico was the lowest ever since 1993.
ftp: “I think people give too much value to the like,” he concluded. “People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions.”
Cheers and many thanks to Pete at photosworthseeing for featuring “Dance Me to the End of Love” on PWS today - between that and a gold in both curling and hockey… well I’d venture to say it’s been a veritable hat trick kind of day. No doot aboot it, eh… it was most definitely worth getting up this morning to see! Yay… go me and go Canada! :D
I should probably brush up on my proverbs because had I hesitated a nano-second before a red-headed rant, I would have remembered “speak softly and carry a big stick”. Anyway, there are no longer any sticks of any kind but you can colour me red and regretful in any case.
That being said - I would like to thank biutifulpics for the recent re-blog of “No Cirque For You” which truly was appreciated… and damn it, I really, really mean it!! :D