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I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.

Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.

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I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires.

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Land of the Lost

#Gulluminati beware!! The Sea-IA uncovered this shot of the #SeagullSubversionSect rallying troops on a secluded island off the coast. It has been surmised that they are donning #seagullbuttsindisguise costumes and preparing for some great onslaught on all #Gullarazzi.

As of this report, however, their plan of action has not been determined and we can only issue a general warning, All #SeagullButtShooters should carry on their person's at all times the following:

  • Protective covering (plastic film for your camera and hats and long-sleeved shirts/jackets for your person … or an umbrella)

  • Wet wipes and lens cleaners

  • A female gull "in season" to release as a distraction should the troops form in earnest about your person

The latter would be an extreme action, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Including use of the following:

 • Shark-Urine® Anti-Seagull spray (fortunately for you, we sell this in the 3-pack for $69.99, plus $12.99 s/h)

(ᴅɪsᴄʟᴀᴍᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ғɪɴᴇ ᴘʀɪɴᴛ: ᴀᴄᴛᴜᴀʟʟʏ, ᴡᴇ ᴊᴜsᴛ ᴘᴇᴇ ɪɴᴛᴏ ʙᴏᴛᴛʟᴇs ᴏᴜʀsᴇʟᴠᴇs, ʙᴜᴛ sᴇᴀɢᴜʟʟs ᴀʀᴇ ᴘʀᴇᴛᴛʏ sᴛᴜᴘɪᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛᴇɴᴅ ɴᴏᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ ᴛᴏᴏ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇʏ sᴇᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʙɪɢ ᴘɪᴄᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ sʜᴀʀᴋ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛʟᴇ. ᴀʟʟ ᴄʟᴀɪᴍs ᴠᴏɪᴅ ᴡʜᴇʀᴇ ᴘʀᴏʜɪʙɪᴛᴇᴅ. ɴᴏᴛ ғᴏʀ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴀʟ ᴜsᴇ. ʙᴜʀɴɪɴɢ, sᴛɪɴɢɪɴɢ, ʀᴇᴅɴᴇss, ɪʀʀɪᴛᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏʀ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟᴇᴛᴇ ᴅɪsɢᴜsᴛ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴏᴜʀ ᴏʀɢᴀɴɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ ғᴏʀ sᴇʟʟɪɴɢ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜɪs sᴘᴇᴄɪᴏᴜs ᴘʀᴏᴅᴜᴄᴛ ᴍᴀʏ ᴏᴄᴄᴜʀ. ɪғ ᴀɴʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇsᴇ ᴇғғᴇᴄᴛs ᴘᴇʀsɪsᴛ ᴏʀ ᴡᴏʀsᴇɴ, sᴛᴏᴘ ᴜsɪɴɢ ɪᴛ, ғᴏʀ ᴘɪᴛʏ's sᴀᴋᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴠᴏɪᴅ ʙᴇɪɴɢ sᴏ ɢᴜʟʟɪʙʟᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ɴᴇxᴛ ᴛɪᴍᴇ.)




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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. To the following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, cover your … um .. well, you know … ;o7

Robin Griggs Wood Ursula Klepper Christin McLeod Sassi Sassmannshausen Lauri Novak Richard Ball Craig Szymanski Melissa Beagle Ellie Kennard Cora Triton Steve Savoie Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum Jon Cassill Tom McGowan Annie Irving Diana Boyd Debby Moran Alex Lapidus Lou McCorkle Rob Lopes Kim Smith Bette Kauffman Liz C Jacqueline Hodsdon Darion Jackman Steven Kennard Sharon Stone Dawn Siadatan Sumit Sen Jasbir S. Randhawa Gazzaroonii T. John Wade Dave Bell Swee Oh Leo Deegan Nancy Battis Vita Patrick Kelly Marilyn Benham Mari Luukkonen Lora Lee Chapman Giselle Savoie Carin Bruce David Q. Cohen Gernot Glaeser Maureen Roberson Brian Grzelewski cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen

Real themes:
#SurrealArtSaturday with thanks to Mikko Tyllinen

#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
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105 comments:

  1. So beautifully done Robin! Love it!

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  2. I'm waiting for a dinosaur to come around the bend

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  3. OMG you are too freaking funny.....  and nice pickcer.... ;)

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  4. Beautiful picture, Robin Griggs Wood !
    (How on earth did you make up this special offer? And how do you harvest the raw materiel?) :D

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  5. beautiful capture robin, love the mood and the light.
    i wish you a happy and peaceful weekend. :)

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  6. ROFL ...... you're simply amazing Robin Griggs Wood ! And what a stunning image!

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  7. Robin Griggs Wood HeeHee! Female gull in season, indeed! Awesome post, and awesome surreal image, Robin! :-)))

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  8. Like a Seagullbutt fairy tale :)- wonderful image!

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  9. OMG, Robin. Your fine print is hilarious…and something that I've wondered about many products ;-)
    Certainly a Land of the Lost image…need a Sleestak or two walking along the banks.

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  10. Allan Cabrera -- thank you, my friend!

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  11. ROFL....love the disclaimer, and your beautiful creation.

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  12. Darion Jackman -- thank you, my friend... ;o))

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  13. Gazzaroonii T. -- heehee ... thank you so much, my friend!

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  14. Leo Deegan -- haha! ... just the effect I was going for ! :oD

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  15. Lauri Novak -- thank you, dear!! (and I busted a gut on that last bit ... ;oD!!)

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  16. Gernot Glaeser -- thank you, my friend! (And, we have regular drug testing at our facility, so we just use the collections ... ;oD)

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  17. dietmar rogacki -- thank you so much, my friend! And you, too!

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  18. Mari Luukkonen -- hahaha! ... thank you, dear!

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  19. Annelies Jansen -- thank you, dear!! ... :o))

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  20. Jasbir S. Randhawa -- yah, 'cuz those are so easy to catch and keep in a pocket or camera bag, right? ... ;oD. Thank you, my friend!

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  21. Hai Vu -- thank you, my friend ... :o)

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  22. Steve Hambley -- #seagullbuttfairytale  .... hahaha! Thanks!

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  23. Darla Hueske -- you get a big guffaw from me on the Sleestak comment ... ;oD. Thank you, , dear!

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  24. Darcee McCutcheon -- thank you so much, dear! ... ;o))

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  25. Geez! Robin Griggs Wood wonderful and inspired picture and disclaimer! LMBO

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  26. Rachel Ferris -- teehee ... thank you, dear!

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  27. Shelly Gunderson -- thank you so much, dear!

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  28. Geoff Dobbs -- thank you, my friend

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  29. David Seibold -- thank you, my friend!

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  30. What a stunner this one is.
    Shark urine <--lol. that is too funny.

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  31. "In season" lady gull indeed. I have attempted to trap one in a no-kill skunk snare, with awful results....although I would not hesitate to use that plan, I may have to consider other evasive tactics.....#gullswinagain #thatisnotpooitissplatter

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  32. Dreamy shot Robin Griggs Wood! So sad to hear the hashtag is not real! I was so looking forward to that adventure ;)

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  33. Craig Szymanski -- heehee .. thanks, my friend!

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  34. Lora Lee Chapman -- ooh, I don't know if I want to the story on the "awful results" (but may want the one as to why you were doing that ... ;oD). As for the lady gull, I suppose you could try flinging a pizza instead?  Of course, that wouldn't have the distance factor that the lady gull would, unless you have superlative Frisbee skills .... ;oD

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  35. Rama Drama -- ah, use it anyway! ... ;oD. Thanks for the kind words!

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  36. Stunning image! Robin Griggs Wood

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  37. Lars Wallgren -- thank you very much ... and sorry about the cryptic text. We go into quite a bit of absurdity on Saturdays for pure fun. You can click on the #SeagullButtSaturday hashtag––scroll back several months ... ;oD ––and you'll get an idea of how absurd this whole game has gotten.

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  38. Diana Boyd -- thank you so much, dear ... :o)))

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  39. Your work always blows my mind Robin.

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  40. Beautiful!!  Although some sample collected may induce sleepiness and slurred speech. :)

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  41. mmmmm I wonder what the average life-expectancy of a shark-urine collector is Robin Griggs Wood

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  42. Had a good chuckle! Beautiful image Robin Griggs Wood. :D

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  43. These pic made me think of all those dinosaurs ! The surrounding and the view are great indicators for those ! Beautiful .

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  44. Disclaimers aside, this is an amazing photograph!!  It's magical and I love the wonderful light!!  It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo to the Landscape Photography page!  Check out all the great photos there including yours!!

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  45. Absolutely blows my mind how you make magic happen! Gorgeous!!

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  46. You created Avatar! Looking to this image transports me straight into a magic world with magic light! Wonderful work! .... I hope I will never need that spray! ;o)

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  47. lol, awesome story for an amazing piece. Funniest seagulls I have ever seen :)

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  48. Love Love Love the post!!!!  Love the photo even more Robin Griggs Wood !!   :)

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  49. Shark Urine Spray? Brilliant!!! I really must order a three pack for the safety of myself and my family. Thank you so much, Robin Griggs Wood for finding this product and keeping us all safe. ;-))

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  50. BAHIA PELICANOS..IMAGINO...EXPECTACULAR...

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  51. Brian Dodds -- aw,  that's so kind of you to say ... thank you! Great to "see" you here, my friend ... :o)
    Amy DangRabbit -- thank you, dear!
    Anne Aas -- thank you!

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  52. Maureen Roberson -- heehee! ... thank you, dear!
    John Wade -- bwahahaha! ... ;oD!
    順連陳 -- thank you

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  53. Steve Savoie -- heheh ... thanks, my friend ... I'm always happy to make a chuckle here and there ... ;o))
    Surianee Ata -- thank you very much!
    Helen Natsioks -- thank you!

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  54. Margaret Tompkins -- oh, thank you very much, dear!
    Christi Nielsen -- thank you, dear!
    George Fletcher -- thank you, my friend!

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  55. Cheryl Cooper -- aw, thank you so much, dear ... xo!!
    Ursula Klepper -- teehee! Thank you very much, dear ... xo!!
    Christer Westerlund -- thank you very much!

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  56. Jennifer Walton -- heehee ... thank you, kindly, dear .. ;o))
    Dawn Carl -- aw, that's so nice of you to say … thank you, dear!
    MaLou S Santos -- thank you!!

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  57. Sharon Stone -- heehee! ... thank you, dear ...(and we'll get that shipped out to you right away ... haha!! ;oD)
    Habibul Hasan -- thank you
    Urban Groove -- gracias

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  58. Ralph Mendoza -- thank you, my friend ... :o)
    Cora Triton -- thank you, dear!
    Michael Maxwell -- thank you!

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  59. Kate Marchio -- thank you so much!
    Renee Liggett -- thank you, kindly!
    William Lawrence -- thank you!!
    Ana Palacios -- gracias

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  60. What a wonderful atmosphere - like out of a prehistoric fairytale!

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  61. Beautiful impression!!!!!

    There is an odd twist to your take Robin Griggs Wood .

    Every late spring the Mono Lake Committee rallies volunteers to go out to the islands in Mono Lake to band California Gull chicks. The warnings to potential volunteers includes wearing grungy clothes, hats, glasses/goggles, gloves, etc., since the adult birds have no interest in having humans invade their colony for any reason, and will retaliate with "biological warfare" to defend. I missed an opportunity back in the early 1990s because I had a commitment that afternoon leading a camera walk for the Mono Lake State Tufa Reserve. I missed my opportunity to pitch in, to stay on task while being fought off by natural gull weaponry.

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