David Mortenson

About David Mortenson

I'm David Mortenson. I've traveled widely in my business and frequently photo-documented various business projects. I have been fortunate in being able to photograph nature, culture, interesting architecture and the like while abroad in Europe and Asia and across the Americas. As you'll see in looking at Another Good Reason, nature is my favorite subject, be it flowers, bees, birds, spiders, snakes, or bears. I'm also fascinated by patterns, man-made or natural, and doors. You will see all of these subjects in these photo-cartoons, as well as interesting and beautiful architecture and landscapes. While beautiful is also interesting, some interesting things may not always be beautiful, while still being photo-worthy. The basic concept for Another Good Reason is a photograph--beautiful and/or interesting--with a short, 2 or 3 line story with quirky humor not unlike Gary Larsen's "The Far Side". Often the flower, bird, or other subject of the photo will have a funny story to tell or a problem to solve. The goal is to entertain without negatively targeting any ethnic group, religion, political party, or nationality. Public figures, however, are fair game. Lady GaGa, Al Gore, or anyone in the headlines has or will have a story about them. There's a wide variety of excellent photography equipment out there, but I've been a Nikon photographer for years because of their sharp, crisp lenses and "bulletproof" gear.
  • Once again, the Line Police were circling Walmart and and Kroger's, using their  high tech infrared equipment to spot those sneaking 17 items in a 15 item line or those who didn't use the lanes marked out at the bank , , ,

Line Police

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  • Barney--yeah, his corny parents had named him that instead of Rodney or Gilbert--wanted to open an all-you-can-eat rodent restaurant, but he was having trouble getting funding.  Friends thought maybe using "Barney's" as the name might be the problem, associating the venture with an ineffectual, small town comedy policeman instead of a gourmet rodent spread . . .

Barney

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  • The Friday night poker game were competitive--at stake were the top nest sites in the rookery. The lower nest sites always had sanitary issues from the nests above.  This was serious poker  . . .

Poker

By |May 1st, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Poker
  • Ornithologists and scientists had known of crows and ravens using sticks to get ants out of ant holes, but  Fredrick was the first Little Blue Heron they had observed using a stick to get crawdads out of the mud.  Said Fredrick, "I ain't sticking my beak in that stuff . . ."

Tool User

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  • Greg and Bill told Hercules, "Of course we tease and pinch you--you're Mom's favorite! You got the cool name, you get all the craw dads, and we just get tadpoles and mud minnows . . ."

Mom’s Favorite

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Birds|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Mom’s Favorite
  • Mattie was having a hard time finding something to wear for her prom date.  Local shopping was a waste of time, and even with online shopping, it was hard to find something elegant in her size . . .

Prom

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Dating Scene, Exotic Animals, Glamor|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Prom