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Drill Sargent

Posted by
Lee (Fort Frances Ontario, Canada) on 23 June 2009 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

It's Tuesday, Silly Tuesday again.
I happened to come upon a squadron of mosquitos the other day. I used my super recorder and overheard the leader explaining some cautionary measures to the group.
He was warning them of the dragonflies, there is thousands this year. He was also letting them know where the bats were roosted.
But the biggest thing he was letting them know was where the female mosquitos were.
Yesterday I went back to check and see how the squadron faired. Not one made it back. I don't know if they encountered too many dragonflies and bats in their adventures, or if the female mosquitos are still keeping them entertained.
Personally, I'm hoping for the dragonflies and bats.
Have a great day everyone. Remember, it takes less muscle power to laugh than frown.

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r00t from Csorna, Hungary

great catch, well done.

23 Jun 2009 6:03am

@r00t: Thank you

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Lee,
this is a very funny story that you tell. I have laughed heartily, and I thought it tried to present what is happening there. The recording is very nice and clear. It pleases me very well.
I wish you a beautiful Tuesday and thank you for the comment on my Web page. Greetings Christel

23 Jun 2009 6:04am

@Christel: Thanks Christel.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

yeh I repeat my earlier comment go the DRAGONFLIES!!! great work Lee

23 Jun 2009 6:54am

@jamesy: Thank you.

Amandine from Sarrouilles, France

lovely picture for a ST ! (I'm "débordée" wit my mooving :-)))

23 Jun 2009 7:13am

@Amandine: Thank you very much. Will talk when you're settled in.

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

A tough image with a funny story. Good contrast with the dark background.

23 Jun 2009 7:51am

@mohkum: Thank you.

Baby Sis from Canada

Too funny....nice shot. Have great Tuesday.

23 Jun 2009 9:16am

@Baby Sis: Thanks. Enjoy your day also.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hi, Lee ! Your image with the mosquitos is jocularly ! They looks like dancing ! I hope you have a good Insect protection !

23 Jun 2009 11:18am

@Loner: Thanks Sonja. Inspect protection is needed for sure.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super Silly Tuesday capture Lee! What you might have overheard was the play selection for the next formation against the dragonflies....."Two passing downs then punt!!".... ROFL..... ;-))

23 Jun 2009 12:12pm

@Eric Cousineau: LOL You could be right Eric. Thank yo for your thoughts.

Hidalgo from Herunen, Finland

Amazing photo. You are doing great photos from our nature.

23 Jun 2009 12:15pm

@Hidalgo: Thank you very much.

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Ha ha! Fingers crossed for the dragonflies :)

23 Jun 2009 12:41pm

@Elora: I'm with you on this one Elora.

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

a great shot and story

23 Jun 2009 12:56pm

@Linda: Thank you Linda

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

The photo is my worst nightmare, and the text is too funny! ;-) Happy ST.

23 Jun 2009 12:59pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you and a happy Silly Tuesday to you also.

Brett from McAllen, United States

Great story! That squadron looks like it is part of the North American Flying Bloodsucker Brigade. We have a squadron down here as well, but I haven't been stealthy enough to catch them on film. Great Job!

23 Jun 2009 1:02pm

@Brett: Thank you Brett.

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Eheheh, so funny!!

23 Jun 2009 1:36pm

@Giovanni: Thank you

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

lol you border on the genius, you know that...incomparable!

23 Jun 2009 1:53pm

@Lorraine: Thank you very much.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

wow.. so many of these flies , bugs , whatever they are . That is fantastic capture . And these golden tones are gorgeous!

23 Jun 2009 3:27pm

@MARIANA: Thank you

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

haha, very silly!

23 Jun 2009 3:34pm

@Sarah: Thank you.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. ST rules!!

23 Jun 2009 4:13pm

@john4jack: Thank you

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love this one! (Great shot, by the way.) I think the mosquitoes overheard you listening in and that's why they are meeting secretly somewhere else, just to throw you off track! Happy ST!

23 Jun 2009 5:24pm

@LauraS: Thank you LAura. You could be right.

lydia from Paris, France

Walking on the water like .................Funny !!

23 Jun 2009 5:25pm

@lydia: Thank you Lydia.

Imaginerf from TROYES, France

Wonderful picture, quite unusual !

23 Jun 2009 8:45pm

@Imaginerf: Thank you very much. Please visit again.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

hehe..Great ST shot!

23 Jun 2009 8:54pm

@dkc: Thank you very much.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

AHHH! Hooray for ST!

23 Jun 2009 11:08pm

@Tracy: Thanks Tracy.

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

That is the coolest photo!! And your review on the lifestyle of the "Rich and Biteless" was awesome! Very funny but oh so thankful you are to bats and dragonflies!

24 Jun 2009 12:50am

@Lambspun: Thank you very much. Please visit again.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wonderful shot Lee !! Who would even think of shooting an army of bloodsuckers!!!! Perfect for silly tuesday!!!

24 Jun 2009 12:55am

@Susan: Thank you Susan.

Denise from Duncannon, United States

Great narrative! Funny shot.

24 Jun 2009 3:07pm

@Denise: Thank you for your compliments and support Denise. It means a lot to me.

eva from Rouen, France

As a dance... fascinating !

25 Jun 2009 6:29am

@eva: Thank you Eva.

Kathe from Marquette, Michigan, United States

*LOL* I somehow missed this one!

25 Jun 2009 10:53am

@Kathe: Thank you Kathe.

mats from Texas, United States

Swat! Swat! Swat!

27 Jun 2009 5:27am

@mats: I agree. LOL.