08.08.2021 Big Bluestem Dewdrops In Brickyard Meadow

One of the results from the time spent in the “office” yesterday. It’s difficult to find just the right composition in the chaos of the meadow. Even more difficult to get every drop sharp and some are a little soft around the edges…just like I am.

I find the Big Bluestem-Andropogon gerardii grass inviting with its blades curving in a pleasing arc. Some dip more than others and some seem to be pointing in a direction one might want to follow. The combination of red and green on the stalks is a lovely complement.

On another topic, I’ve noticed a couple of spikes in views on the dashboard the last few days.  While I am normally getting between 100 and 200 views, there have been a couple of instances of over 3,000 from Indonesia. I am doubtful that is a result of actual interest in my posts and caused by something else. Not so coincidentally there are over 3,000 comments in the spam folder, many of which are links with the word ‘supplier’ embedded.  Most likely computer generated. Interestingly you can see the page the links would send you to if you hover over it. I am not curious nor adventurous enough to actually click one. When I tell WP to empty all spam the page crashes.  Otherwise I have to delete by hand 20 at a time and with over 3,000 to delete that’ll take some time.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 08.08.2021 Big Bluestem Dewdrops In Brickyard Meadow

  1. picpholio says:

    That’s a very annoying situation… Every now and then something ends up in my spam box, but luckily never to that extent.

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  2. The same thing happened to me a few days ago. I got a notification about a soaring number of page views, and when I investigated I found a couple of thousand comments in the spam folder. I clicked the button to empty that folder and nothing seemed to happen. After a while I clicked again, and after a continuing delay the spam folder finally showed nothing in it. I guess during the delay the spam comments were actually getting deleted, but with so many of them it took a while.

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    • I found the same thing happened. When I tried to empty it I got the error message but when I returned it was down to 300 and one more click, another error message, and then all were gone. More regular checks are in the offing. I hope I didn’t trash any legitimate comments as every once in a while one does end up in there.


      • I check every so often, and with normal spam numbers of a dew dozen, I do scan them to make sure I don’t delete any real comments that mistakenly ended up in there, which does happen, as you pointed out. Confronting a couple of thousand spam comments, no way was I going to go through them.


      • I just checked and 300+ clicks from Indonesia but no spam…so far.


  3. shoreacres says:

    I really enjoy macro views of grasses, with or without dewdrops. When they’re in bloom they’re especially attractive, and sometimes surprising. Like you, I enjoy the red and green combinations that show up in the midst of the ‘chaos’ — which can be just as appealing as a ‘cleaner’ view.

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    • There will be more of these. They are in bloom currently and many were dropping their pollen in smoke-like bursts when I brushed against them. Good thing I am not allergic. The chaos here was a bit challenging but I managed to simplify it and purposely included the out of focus arc in the background. Usually I try to adjust the background by trapping the blades and stalks against others to clean it up but this worked out naturally. And I do release them when done so they are free to carry on as if I had never been there


  4. Very nice, Steve!
    When I hear the word Spam, I always think of the stuff on the grocery shelves 😟

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Spam is so annoying and the bots are esp. annoying. Hope it is a one-off. I myself tend to get too much crap from Russia and Ukraine for some weird reason. 😦

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  6. bluebrightly says:

    Those spam views and followers are so annoying…and I haven’t emptied my WP spam in a while, ugh.

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  7. Really nice composition and choice of depth!

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