Nature's Place

Hide and Seek

Anthropologists say that in every culture in history children have played the game hide and seek. And we’re still at it one way or another. ((:

I would say you can often see the simple way of things in the uncomplicated nature around us. The instinctive intelligence of it without the interference of thought or emotion arising from past experience.

Here’s a Jumper that’s at it too, the seeking part anyway. I knew he was up to something, posing as he is in the first two shots, and deliberately looking at the ground where there is nothing in particular to see.

Tall – ish, dark and handsome.

In the next two he has begun signaling with his two front legs, holding them out and up and waving them about.

Then I saw her, the object of his attention. A little tan beauty.

Introductions made and he’s away and wooing, and she’s talking back – a good sign.

Chasing her this way and that.

But she’s giving him plenty of opportunity to demonstrate he’s serious, that he really loves her and he’s not just a fly-by-nighter.

And he persists against all rebuttal and abandonment.

Juliet, Juliet, wherefore art thou running my love?

“It’s only me!”  He called. As he pursued her off into the leaf litter.

The end, as far as we know. ((:

© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge

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  1. afrenchgarden said, on 22/10/2014 at 4:53 am

    These are spiders like no others! Amelia

  2. roasted garlicious said, on 11/08/2010 at 2:52 pm

    wonderful!!! a great storyline to go with your photos…

  3. wonderfulexchange said, on 23/06/2010 at 7:13 am

    what a brilliant blog. Your writing is as surprising and pleasing as your photos.

    I sense many hours of procrastination ahead…

    (all thanks to a WordPress link…)

  4. Anna said, on 06/06/2010 at 3:08 pm

    Hey Mark this was one entertaining post, lol, love the narration for the series of images. Amazing somethings repeat themselves from species to species, including us, lol. Excellent close ups as always. Are you using natural light, or your macro lens has the light ring? Anna :) PS I like this blog a lot, you should have told me about it before, lol.

    • Mark said, on 06/06/2010 at 4:15 pm

      Thanks Anna. Yes, nature is universal until it gets distorted in thought and emotion. Light is from on board flash snooted and diffused.

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