What Do You Want?

It’s an iconic scene from an iconic movie. I don’t know how many takes it took to get the intonation just right.

What *do* you want?


When peering through a camera’s viewfinder, I sometimes find someone peering back at me. These photos seem to ask a similar yet entirely different question: One made different only by a changed intonation.

What do *you* want?

Ibis looking back at me

White ibis

Roseate spoonbill with fishy stare

Roseate spoonbill

Iguana looking back at camera

Roseate spoonbill with a fishy stare

Roseate spoonbill

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10 Responses to What Do You Want?

  1. Alison Uhrbach says:

    I do think you should take up the challenge and try and paint one of these lovely photos! or knit on! whatever helps you to keep your equilibrium the next 14 days and beyond

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Alison – So far, knitting is winning out . . . 🙂 That and figuring out how to get what I want, reliably, from online grocery services. Yesterday I ordered pork chops (package of 2) and received instead 2 striploin beef steaks and a package of sliced pork bellies.

      • barbara says:

        It could have been worse I guess. But maybe it was all they had?

        • Isabel Gibson says:

          Barbara – Maybe. I’d have expected a notification. Indeed, their system allows for authorized replacements. I suspect my selections got mixed up with someone else’s. Turns out there were other things missing – showing as selected but not delivered. Not charged, either. But not here . . .

  2. Jim Robertson says:

    Love the roseate spoonbills!! Plus the iguana and ibis too!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim – Thanks. The spoonbills are the goofiest-looking birds, and also the beautiful-est.

  3. The birds are hilarious, the iguana alarming. I’d forgotten how much fun the Crocodile Dundee movies were. I think we are overdue for some nostalgic film watching!

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Laurna – Yeah, I’m a little afraid of iguanas. They look pretty serious at the best of times, whereas birds are often whimsical. Re movies, apparently “Contagion” is high on the streaming hot list. You’d think people would want a break . . .

  4. barbara says:

    Wonderfully narrative photographs. They are saying just that! 😀 (and good editing of your many choices)

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