Nature's Place

Macro Day Three …

… nearly didn’t happen. With all the rain and not a bug in sight … The short of it is one made it for the day, it was only decided to go ahead on the morning of the day, and it seemed prudent not to ask anyone else along in case the rain didn’t stop. It stopped, for long enough anyway.

When it’s not pouring rain there is always an insect around, wherever you are. The trick is to find them without it being a stress or strain. When you stop trying you find what happens, happens with a pleasantly surprising ease.


If anyone is interested in coming along for hands on experience of what and how I do what I do check these links : Macro Meditation Day, Macro Illustrated and Meditate, and email me at contact (at) beingmark (dot) com so you are on the list.

Email going out soon for January 2011 (and maybe Feb) dates.


I can’t emphasize too much the importance, in my experience, of methodical relaxation and meditation to the creative state, that state of being in which it is possible to see and do the extraordinary – which is ordinary at the time. It is the basis for my art, it is my art. And it doesn’t have to be separate from the ‘rest’ of life.

Your life is your art, and every one a masterpiece, when nothing is left undone. ((:


Here are a few of mine from the day, just the Nomadic Leaf Cutter Bees for now. The other participant may post some of his later.

This is also posted at different fora, the most active of which is HERE.


I thought the one who attended would post a few pix but he must be too busy, never mind.

Here are a few more of mine from the day.

Jumping Spider with prey.

Some kind of young Shield Bug.

A small black Weevil at the honey with Mites attached.

Tiger beetle, the fastest thing on six legs – 1 metre in 1 second, so they say. Lucky he wasn’t running this day.

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

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  1. roseroars said, on 13/01/2011 at 10:47 am


    How the heck did that little jumping spider get a praying mantis? He looks so happy about it, too.

    My children really appreciate your photos. They often look up the different species you capture. So…brilliant photography, wisdom of nature, and questing kids. Perfect mix you concoct here.

    • Mark said, on 13/01/2011 at 11:13 am

      Thanks Rose. It looks like a small Mantis, spiders are consummate predators – small and cute or not. Glad the kids like ’em. ((:

  2. Paige said, on 10/01/2011 at 10:48 pm

    once again amazing :)

  3. jamyun said, on 09/01/2011 at 11:01 pm

    i like it..

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