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2014-05-27 10:02:33 PM  
Looks like it's time to bust out the gazebo summer dress.
 
2014-05-27 10:10:27 PM  
Mosquitornado: Summer 2014 is Going to Suck
 
2014-05-27 11:42:40 PM  
arrowheadequipment.webs.com
 
2014-05-27 11:43:56 PM  

Skin Divers !

 
2014-05-27 11:45:41 PM  
Ooooh ITCHY!!!
 
2014-05-27 11:46:08 PM  
[octopus_nopenopenope.gif]
 
2014-05-27 11:49:02 PM  

AbiNormal: [arrowheadequipment.webs.com image 850x489]


Great, now we have to deal with a Mosquitornado of fire.
 
2014-05-27 11:49:03 PM  
It will be the next SyFy movie.
 
2014-05-27 11:50:36 PM  
If one of these mosquito-nadoes ever hits one of these sharko-nadoes, that would be bad. Thousands of itchy, vicious beasts devouring the Heartland, probably. And if other animals find out they can have disasters named after them, like moose-nadoes; bear-nadoes and such, we could be in real trouble here.
 
2014-05-27 11:51:58 PM  
We need a batnado to eat the mosquitornado.  Then of course we'll need a snakenado to eat the batnado... then...
 
2014-05-27 11:55:07 PM  

HalfOffOffer: We need a batnado to eat the mosquitornado.  Then of course we'll need a snakenado to eat the batnado... then...


GUITARZAN!
 
2014-05-27 11:56:12 PM  
community.giffgaff.com
 
2014-05-28 12:00:48 AM  

Beulah Balbricker: It will be the next SyFy movie.


They already had Mansquito.
 
2014-05-28 12:02:42 AM  
I think it was a "Planet Earth" episode that featured massive mosquito swarms over Lake Malawi. First thought of course is to exterminate them all, but they do provide food for the next step up the chain.
 
2014-05-28 12:06:35 AM  
Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: First thought of course is to exterminate them all, but they do provide food for the next step up the chain.

Exterminators also have families to feed, you heartless prick.
 
2014-05-28 12:07:27 AM  
img.fark.netitchy
 
2014-05-28 12:11:43 AM  
carbis.com.au
 
2014-05-28 12:27:35 AM  

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: I think it was a "Planet Earth" episode that featured massive mosquito swarms over Lake Malawi. First thought of course is to exterminate them all, but they do provide food for the next step up the chain.


No, your first thought was correct.

Treat them like smallpox, wipe them off the face of the planet.
 
2014-05-28 12:28:06 AM  

Hector Remarkable: If one of these mosquito-nadoes ever hits one of these sharko-nadoes, that would be bad. Thousands of itchy, vicious beasts devouring the Heartland, probably. And if other animals find out they can have disasters named after them, like moose-nadoes; bear-nadoes and such, we could be in real trouble here.


If there's a bearnado, I have no sympathy. Stephen Colbert tried to warn us...
 
2014-05-28 12:33:07 AM  
meh, I've camped at Elk Lake NY.  Home of the two pound mosquito's.
 
2014-05-28 12:47:06 AM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-28 01:35:54 AM  

ktybear: [carbis.com.au image 764x1024]


Damn; I was rooting for the mosquitoes.
 
2014-05-28 01:58:24 AM  

HalfOffOffer: We need a batnado to eat the mosquitornado.  Then of course we'll need a snakenado to eat the batnado... then...


Shut up, I love bat's and I finally learned how they got their wings.
 
2014-05-28 02:04:19 AM  
Oh hell.....
 
2014-05-28 02:43:45 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: I finally learned how they got their wings.


Too many rounds of bingo?
 
2014-05-28 02:47:25 AM  
Also:

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-05-28 03:06:30 AM  

UsikFark: tinfoil-hat maggie: I finally learned how they got their wings.

Too many rounds of bingo?


A bell rings?
 
2014-05-28 03:07:59 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-28 03:20:33 AM  

erik-k: Hector Remarkable: If one of these mosquito-nadoes ever hits one of these sharko-nadoes, that would be bad. Thousands of itchy, vicious beasts devouring the Heartland, probably. And if other animals find out they can have disasters named after them, like moose-nadoes; bear-nadoes and such, we could be in real trouble here.

If there's a bearnado, I have no sympathy. Stephen Colbert tried to warn us...


Next up: Manbearpignado!
 
2014-05-28 03:28:20 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: ktybear: [carbis.com.au image 764x1024]

Damn; I was rooting for the mosquitoes.


oh, so was I
 
2014-05-28 04:16:24 AM  
cdn2.nerdapproved.com
 
2014-05-28 05:48:32 AM  
I see that it points out, "It was taken with a Nikon D3 and a 200 mm lens; perspective makes the leading edge of the swarm appear smaller and thus tapered."  So, does this mean it's a shiatty camera and you should stay the hell away from it because it can't take a decent photo?

/because why would you post a photo w/o stating the type and model of camera, lens and what you were wearing.... what you had for breakfast would be nice, too
 
2014-05-28 06:18:57 AM  

TheMega: I see that it points out, "It was taken with a Nikon D3 and a 200 mm lens; perspective makes the leading edge of the swarm appear smaller and thus tapered."  So, does this mean it's a shiatty camera and you should stay the hell away from it because it can't take a decent photo?

/because why would you post a photo w/o stating the type and model of camera, lens and what you were wearing.... what you had for breakfast would be nice, too


You want to see some tard level discussion out of pseudo-geeks, just head over to a photography forum.

You'll learn some cool stuff from the truly knowlegeable, but the muck you have to wade through is almost not worth it.
 
2014-05-28 06:23:13 AM  
That looks fake.

/i know pixels
//it doesn't though
 
2014-05-28 06:32:13 AM  

TheMega: I see that it points out, "It was taken with a Nikon D3 and a 200 mm lens; perspective makes the leading edge of the swarm appear smaller and thus tapered."  So, does this mean it's a shiatty camera and you should stay the hell away from it because it can't take a decent photo?

/because why would you post a photo w/o stating the type and model of camera, lens and what you were wearing.... what you had for breakfast would be nice, too


No, photos are commonly accompanied by camera specs so that other photographers can learn something about how the picture was taken.  The perspective comment is separate (hence the semicolon) and has nothing to do with the camera - it would have looked that way if you'd been standing there, too.
 
2014-05-28 06:44:42 AM  

AbiNormal:


This
 
2014-05-28 07:00:37 AM  
Gotta wonder just how many fun and deadly exotic diseases are floating around in that thing.
 
2014-05-28 07:07:35 AM  
Can't say I've ever seen that, but I have disturbed a mosquito breeding bed in a swampy area, and within seconds, the sky was black with mosquitoes, I was inhaling them by the dozen, I was bitten hundreds of times, I had bites everywhere...and let's just say that I've been careful never to do anything like that again.

Because it was awful.
 
2014-05-28 07:30:06 AM  

kling_klang_bed: Gotta wonder just how many fun and deadly exotic diseases are floating around in that thing.


But enough about your mom.
 
2014-05-28 07:34:15 AM  

karmachameleon: it would have looked that way if you'd been standing there, too.


It's a photograph, see. It looks just like what I was looking at, see, that's why they call it a photograph. Notice the building over there on the left. Nice, eh? Adds a nice touch to the picture. Looks just like that in real life, too because like I said, it's a photograph. Took it with my Nikon SR1200-D with a Canon PTKr lens at F3. That's camera speak for awesome, see. The oatmeal was a little runny this morning, but the toast was nice and crunchy. I always like a nice crunchy piece of toast.
 
2014-05-28 07:35:14 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: kling_klang_bed: Gotta wonder just how many fun and deadly exotic diseases are floating around in that thing.

But enough about your mom.


Oh, those mosquito have nothing on my mom when it comes to contagious diseases and making people itchy!
 
2014-05-28 07:37:29 AM  

kling_klang_bed: Gotta wonder just how many fun and deadly exotic diseases are floating around in that thing.


Too many.
 
2014-05-28 07:52:20 AM  

mdeesnuts: karmachameleon: it would have looked that way if you'd been standing there, too.

It's a photograph, see. It looks just like what I was looking at, see, that's why they call it a photograph. Notice the building over there on the left. Nice, eh? Adds a nice touch to the picture. Looks just like that in real life, too because like I said, it's a photograph. Took it with my Nikon SR1200-D with a Canon PTKr lens at F3. That's camera speak for awesome, see. The oatmeal was a little runny this morning, but the toast was nice and crunchy. I always like a nice crunchy piece of toast.


I don't get the need to take a picture, then immediately write down or memorize the f-stop and shutter speed. I just snap the picture and get on with life.

/posted from a Dell Inspiron laptop with an Intel Core-i3 2.3 GHz processor running 64 bit Windows 7, using ambient lighting on the keyboard and built-in backlighting on the 14" screen...
 
2014-05-28 07:58:21 AM  

WorkingInParadise: mdeesnuts: karmachameleon: it would have looked that way if you'd been standing there, too.

It's a photograph, see. It looks just like what I was looking at, see, that's why they call it a photograph. Notice the building over there on the left. Nice, eh? Adds a nice touch to the picture. Looks just like that in real life, too because like I said, it's a photograph. Took it with my Nikon SR1200-D with a Canon PTKr lens at F3. That's camera speak for awesome, see. The oatmeal was a little runny this morning, but the toast was nice and crunchy. I always like a nice crunchy piece of toast.

I don't get the need to take a picture, then immediately write down or memorize the f-stop and shutter speed. I just snap the picture and get on with life.

/posted from a Dell Inspiron laptop with an Intel Core-i3 2.3 GHz processor running 64 bit Windows 7, using ambient lighting on the keyboard and built-in backlighting on the 14" screen...


That's the beauty of your modern digital camera. All of the mundane details are recorded as metadata in the image file.

So anal journalists can quote it in their photo captions.
 
2014-05-28 08:02:01 AM  

TheMega: I see that it points out, "It was taken with a Nikon D3 and a 200 mm lens; perspective makes the leading edge of the swarm appear smaller and thus tapered."  So, does this mean it's a shiatty camera and you should stay the hell away from it because it can't take a decent photo?


It means the photographer should have used a tilt-shift lens.
 
2014-05-28 08:02:45 AM  

WorkingInParadise: I don't get the need to take a picture, then immediately write down or memorize the f-stop and shutter speed. I just snap the picture and get on with life.


Because the same photograph can be taken many different ways and given many different looks, depending on the settings you use.  10 different photographers will take 10 different photographs of the same scene, and other photographers like to know what settings they used to achieve their particular styles.

When you snap a picture, that's a snapshot.  When you make deliberate choices about how to shoot the picture, that's a photograph.
 
2014-05-28 08:33:11 AM  
Needs to meet one of these:
media2.wptv.com
 
2014-05-28 08:45:16 AM  
I've always know mosquitos love us Portagees, but...daaaaaamn.
 
2014-05-28 08:45:20 AM  
3 summers ago I went out to a family reunion at my uncle's farm. They'd set up a camping space on some elevated ground... which, due to the massive amount out spring run-off and rain, was surrounded by what was essentially swamp. As soon as we drove in we knew it was going to be bad. Bright, hot, sunny day, but even driving in, the windshield was covered with the little bastards. We were supposed to camp out, but as dusk set in, we knew there was no way we were staying to be a buffet for them. As we were driving away, there wasn't one of these mosquitornados. There were 20 or 30 columns. I have no idea how my relatives survived that night.

/csb
 
2014-05-28 09:27:53 AM  
mdeesnuts: You want to see some tard level discussion out of pseudo-geeks, just head over to a photography forum.

You'll learn some cool stuff from the truly knowlegeable, but the muck you have to wade through is almost not worth it.


karmachameleon: When you snap a picture, that's a snapshot. When you make deliberate choices about how to shoot the picture, that's a photograph.


And it begins.
 
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