Nature's Place

Him ‘n Her

At first I only saw him, standing on the edge of the leaf waving his front legs in the air, with their bright white extremities. I looked across the chasm between the leaves for what he could possibly be waving to and I saw her, not waving back, much.

After a little waving, mostly by him, they got together and that leg waving stopped but another leg waving started, the pair of legs behind the first – held akimbo.

Anyway, long story short, they mated and parted. Then she went about grooming herself and he started waving those front legs again.

Sound familiar?

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

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  1. Ben said, on 18/11/2010 at 8:12 am

    Just Beautiful Mark..

  2. Lunar Euphoria said, on 05/11/2010 at 9:49 am

    Wow…I feel like I’ve witnessed something that maybe I shouldn’t have — and loved every bit of it.

    • Mark said, on 10/11/2010 at 12:10 am

      Thanks Lunar. No inhibitions in nature. ((:

  3. Giulio said, on 04/11/2010 at 9:12 pm

    Beautiful photos – the clarity of all of them is amazing.

  4. Mark said, on 03/11/2010 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks for comments all, much appreciated.

  5. mespidee said, on 02/11/2010 at 10:15 am


  6. Samuel Sharpe said, on 01/11/2010 at 6:01 pm

    Truly amazing Mark, your images are outright wow.

  7. Frank said, on 31/10/2010 at 7:11 am

    Excellent pictures, congratulations!!!


  8. arvind said, on 31/10/2010 at 4:49 am

    You are just amazing .. I was waiting to see ur post in my reader :) .. .

  9. anipics said, on 30/10/2010 at 9:18 pm

    unbelievably. I am again and again surprised, as you catch the perfect time.

  10. Martin Hellewell said, on 29/10/2010 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing more great pictures. It’s interesting to see that even though these flies are small, there’s an even smaller creature at their feet… and so ad infinitum, as the saying goes.


    • Mark said, on 10/11/2010 at 12:13 am

      Thanks Martin, nature is endlessly amazing.

  11. jamyun said, on 29/10/2010 at 11:33 am

    Thumbs up Mark..nice one..i like it

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