Nature's Place

Winter Bounty

Happy for a little honey in the dead of a Brisbane winter, is this Green Head Ant. Placed on a Chrysanthemum and left overnight near the nest for them to find. They are more usually meat eaters so it’s not unusual for them to ignore honey.

But it is winter here and the ant’s hunting grounds are a relatively bare cupboard, apart from the cat-got pigeon last week. Even so, there was only the one taking a measure of honey for the hive.

They can be seen patrolling the ramparts of the gardens wooden border throughout the day, or travelling along a grass or plant stem nearby, always in ones or two’s.

This one was available for few shots, graciously.

Ant came, found food, took it home.

A simple life.

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

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  1. ericmiami said, on 25/08/2010 at 11:05 pm

    Stunning work and a philosophy needed by all of us.

  2. oiseaux-de-bonheur OdB said, on 24/07/2010 at 6:34 am

    Fabuleux !!! J’ adore vos photos !!! Your Art is so profound, deeply connected with the Vital Energy ! Wow !!!

  3. Mark said, on 23/07/2010 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks Jamyun.

  4. jamyun said, on 20/07/2010 at 10:21 pm

    wowww..the ant look great as you Mark..nice..i appreciate it..

  5. Mark said, on 19/07/2010 at 12:34 am

    Thanks guys. Well, it is another world to the normality of ‘minding’ all sorts of things that generate tension. It’s the world of sense – no problem.

  6. LunarEuphoria said, on 18/07/2010 at 12:49 pm

    Such a beautiful perspective. Thank you for it.

  7. photographyfree4all said, on 18/07/2010 at 2:23 am

    It’s like entering another world. Great shots.

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