SHARING 64 OUTSTANDING BIRD PICTURES BY GLENN BARTLEY!!!

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Most bird photography annoys me because the background and foreground is out of focus. Glenn Barkley does an excellent job with his flash photography technique which makes the background uniform in coloration and does not detract much from the bird subjects which he is trying to portray. I still had to be selective in the picture samples because even with flash photography many of his pictures had large out of focus areas which I abhor. Here are the 65 outstanding selections which I made even though many are still not examples of photographic perfection. Enjoy!!!

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) perched on a branch in Peru. American Pygmy Kingfisher (Chloroceryle aenea) perched on a branch in Ecuador. Andean Cock-of-the-Rock - 01 Arctic Tern (Strena paradisaea) flying in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Black-banded Woodcreeper (Dendrocolaptes picumnus) perched on a branch in Peru. Black-breasted Hillstar - 02 Black-legged Kittiwake - 01 Black-legged Kittiwake - 03 Booted Rackettail - 47 Brewer's Sparrow - 02 Bullock's Oriole - 01 Caterpillar perched on a heliconia leaf in Costa Rica. Chestnut-bellied Mountain Tanager - 01 Clark's Nutcracker - 14 Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) flying in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Common Raven - 06 Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae) perched on a branch in Peru. Crimson-rumped Toucanet - 02 Emerald-bellied Puffleg (Eriocnemis alinae) perched on a branch in Peru. Evening Grosbeak - 07 Fiery-throated Hummingbird - 13 Flame-colored Tanager (Piranga bidentata) perched on a branch in Costa Rica. Golden-olive Woodpecker (Piculus rubiginosus) perched on a branch in Peru. Great Inca-Finch (Incaspiza pulchra) perched on a rock in Peru. Green Thorntail - 13 Green-breasted Mango - 02 Green-breasted Mango - 03 Green-crowned Brilliant - 06 Hairy Woodpecker - 15 Junin Canastero - 01 Lapland Longspur - 12 Least Seedsnipe (Thinocorus rumicivorus) perched on a rock in Peru. Long-tailed Sylph (Aglaiocercus kingi) perched on a branch in Peru. Marvelous Spatuletail - 01 IN PROGRESS Nocturnal Monkeys rooting in a tree in Amazonian Ecuador. Northern Gannet - 01 Pearled Treerunner (Margarornis squamiger) perched on a branch in Peru. Purple-crowned Fairy - 03 Red-capped Cardinal (Paroaria gularis) perched on a branch in Peru. Red-eyed Tree Frog perched on a branch in Costa Rica. Red-legged Cormorant (Phalacrocorax gaimardi) perched on a rock in Peru. Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) perched on a branch in Costa Rica. Red-naped Sapsucker - 10 Ruddy Turnstone - 04 Rufous-backed Inca-Finch (Incaspiza personata) perched on a branch in Peru. Rufous-crested Coquette (Lophornis delattrei) perched on a branch in Peru. Rufous-eared Brush Finch (Atlapetes rufigenis) perched on a branch in Peru. Rusty-crowned Tit Spinetail - 01 Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) perched on a branch in Ecuador. Scarlet-backed Woodpecker (Veniliornis callonotus) perched on a branch in Peru. Strong-billed Woodcreeper - 01 Three-toed Woodpecker - 12 Turquoise-browed Motmot - 03 Velvet-purple Coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) perched on a branch in Ecuador. Violet Sabrewings - 07 Violet Sabrewings - 10 - Copy Wedge-billed Hummingbird (Augastes geoffroyi) perched on a branch in Peru. Western Bluebird - 10 Western Meadowlark - 05 White-bellied Cinclodes (Cinclodes palliatus) perched on a rock in Peru. White-throated Swift - 07 White-tufted Sunbeam (Aglaeactis castelnaudii) perched on a branch in Peru. Williamson's Sapsucker - 09 Williamson's Sapsucker - 10 Wire-crested Thorntail - 01

 

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SHREWDNESS***

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Shrewdness: n. smart and astute

A shrewd human or businesshuman is not only smart or good at solving problems but is astute and able to assess humans and circumstances and use this knowledge for one’s personal gain or benefit.

 

The only problem with shrewdness is that deception may be used in the process and this is really not advisable if the human wants to maintain a good reputation in the long duration which should be without the use of deceptive practices.

 

Shrewdness without the deception is the preferred business practice or the preferred practice when dealing with humans.

 

There are many shrewd advertisements filled with deception and I am not an advocate of them.

 

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8 THINGS YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM SHITTY HUMANS!!!

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It is best to try and avoid shitty humans. If you can’t avoid them then ignoring them as much as possible may be a solution but you will have to learn to defend yourself and your loved ones against them if they become an inescapable part of your life, especially if they are trying to spread lies about you or your loved ones.

You learn to develop a thicker skin or learn to handle mistreatment without becoming too upset or giving in to abuse. You maintain your composure and hold on to your integrity when crap is being thrown at you.

You learn to defend yourself and those closest to you if they come under unjustified attack or attempted abuse. You courageously defend yourself and your loved ones against lies if they are being spread.

You learn that sometimes you may be victimized by mistreatment only because you were available and the bad human was just transferring their bad experience effects or dissatisfaction on you and misdirecting their venom.

You learn that some shitty humans refuse to be helped with advice or consideration and you should not pursue your goal of helping if the human refuses it.

You learn that some shitty humans are just rude, annoying, abusive, and gossip because they enjoy being jerks so you should not become depressed if you are surrounded by more than one such personality type.

You learn that if you live with resentment, hatred, jealousy, and anger at some of the bad things which humans do to you then it will handicap you emotionally. It is best to forgive and move on if possible or to forgive and remember forever so it doesn’t affect you adversely again or so that you can take appropriate steps to avoid future hurt.

You learn that shitty humans have shitty habits and that it is almost always wasted effort trying to reform them or get them to change those shitty habits.

You learn that shitty humans are all around and with time you learn to ignore or avoid them as much as possible so that they have minimal bad impact on your life and emotional well being.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE*

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There is no accurate definition of love until now and it will solve all the paradoxes associated with a complete understanding of love.  Love is always confused with affectionate, liking, fond, and tender feelings and this paradox is finally solved with an accurate definition.

Fond and tender feelings are examples of low intensity pleasure or a little pleasure which is not love.  Love must be very intense pleasure and does not happen in a relationship as frequently as fond or tender feelings.  Fond and tender feelings are really examples of affectionate and liking behavior which is not love nor loving behavior.  Fond and tender feelings are frequently examples of affectionate and liking behavior which is very important in long lasting relationships especially marriages but those medium and low intensity feelings are not loving emotions and definitely not loving behaviors.

There is a fundamental difference between the concepts “I love that woman” and “I like that woman” or “I love my motorcycle” and “I like my motorcycle”.

 

Love: v. to sense a very intense pleasure for a subset(s) one cares about and the behaviors which exist with it and frequently desiring to (possess and/or interact with) and/or experience samer subset(s) for a short and/or long duration

Subset: n. a thing

Without a definition of to love, love is just an intuitive philosophical concept open to a million and one interpretations. With a definition you can either argue that it is incomplete, partially wrong, or that it is absolutely right and exact.

If you love something then you care about it, you sense very intense pleasure and behave a certain way, and you frequently desire to possess, interact, or experience that something for a short and/or long time.

When you are getting very intense pleasure from a human it is called love and when your pleasure is not that intense then you are experiencing affection and liking and not love.

Some of you will argue that loving also means that there are times when you feel affectionate or have fond and tender feelings towards the love object. Well, you are talking about a loving relationship which needs a new word or new definition called lovrelating.

 

Lovrelate: v. to sense much lovin and affection and liking for a subset(s) but not simultaneously

 

Being in love means that you are lovrelating  or experiencing moments of lovin, affection, and liking but never simultaneously or that all those feelings are not felt at the same time. What the world really needs more of is more lovrelating and not lovin!

Yes, there are more definitions needed for all you perfectionists out there and here they are.

Affection: n. sensing medium intensity pleasure for a subset(s) one cares about and the behavior(s) which exists with it

Like: v. to sense low intensity pleasure for a subset(s)

Lovrelate: v. to sense much lovin and affection and liking for a subset(s) but not simultaneously

 Lovin: n. sensing a very intense pleasure from a subset(s) one cares about and the behavior(s) which exist with it and frequently desiring to (possess and/or interact with) and/or experience samer subset(s)

Lovrelationship: n. sensing much lovin and affection and liking for a subset(s) but not simultaneously

Thing: n. one subset and/or set of matter and/or energy which existed in the past and/ or will exist at some point in the future and/or will continue to exist in the future.  A thing is usually classified as a subject and/or verb. Human beings are things which are lifeforms.  An event(s) is a thing.  A thing is a set and/or a subset.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SERIOUSNESS***

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Seriousness: n. focusing on a subset(s) which is relatively important with a minimum of trivial characteristics and frequently not entertaining

Almost no one is serious all the time but when you are serious then you are usually doing something relatively important and doing something which is not trivial or entertaining while you are doing it.

When you say serious trivia or serious entertainment this is really an absurdity or should be an absurdity. Entertainers are the exception to the rule and even though they do some serious work preparing to entertain the preparation process itself as a whole can be much fun or very entertaining.

You can have a serious personality which basically means that you don’t laugh or joke much, don’t like trivial pursuits and conversations, and have a job which you may enjoy but which is serious hard work most of the time.

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10 SIGNS OF BAD MANAGEMENT!!!

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The bad manager tries to manage through fear and frequently threatens to fire an employee and has a high turnover rate with many firings.

The bad manager lies to customers and employees and is not respected or admired because there is no trusting environment established.

The bad manager does not know how to motivate employees with earned praise and appropriate rewards and privileges.

The bad manager creates a bad political atmosphere pitting one employee against another thus creating more conflict than cooperation in the organization.

The bad manager always complains that employees are not working hard enough when he or she themself put forth very little effort.

The bad manager publicly humiliates employees and puts them down thus ruining morale.

The bad manager micromanages employees and interferes in the work process more than necessary.

The bad manager ignores or does not listen to complaints, suggestions, and differing opinions or ideas and doesn’t value employee feedback.

The bad manager assumes an arrogant stance that he or she can do no wrong or never makes mistakes, takes credit for all successes, and blames others when things go wrong.

The bad manager gripes about his or her dysfunctional personal life and just proves that not only is he or she disliked at work but that humans in his or her personal life also dislike him or her.

CONCLUSION:

A good manager can be respected and feared if he or she is honest, competent, and just in the treatment of employees. A lying, incompetent, and unjust manager who just tries to manage through fear alone will almost always be a failure and there will be terrible morale among the workers.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SINCERITY***

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Sincerity: n. an honest expression(s) which (is not brazenly and/or demeaningly communicated and/or is tactfully honest)

Being sincere is being honest but not in a bold and shameless way which will make others feel bad about an honest comment made about their looks and/or bad behavior. 

You can have honest criticism but it should not be presented in a scolding, brutal, or demeaning way which embarrasses or decreases the dignity or respect of the human being criticized.

Being tactfully honest is what sincerity is all about. Knowing social etiquette in all its varied forms is helpful in knowing what true sincerity is so you can maintain a friendly respected relationship without personal offense becoming part of the communication.

 

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