Nature's Place

Magical Mystical Beeuties

A recent native bee in the afternoon, a Leaf Cutter. They are dying off rapidly, numbers are way down from a month ago. Not inclined to intrude on them so much now, don’t want to affect their behaviour at the critical time of roosting at their favoured places with the predators about, Wasps and Dragonflies. Wonder if they will rebound, as nature does.

Of course, as sun shines, rain falls, grass grows. Of course.

That’s the fact, everything returns.

Behind is the wonder, the beauty, the inscrutable impulse of primordial intelligence to form as a bee. To amaze, entertain and remind of a wordless place that may be called home, or peace, inside.

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

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  1. Tammie said, on 18/03/2011 at 3:34 am

    my heart leaned forward as I enjoyed your photos
    you have portrayed something adorable or intimate in your captures.
    thank you.

    • Mark said, on 20/03/2011 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks Tammie. They are little beauties, aren’t they. And such an integral part of our earth, our nature.

  2. jamiun micheal said, on 14/03/2011 at 12:50 pm

    Bees are commonly found. But i myself never knew the secret beauty of bees until i saw those stunning photos of bees taken by you Mark..Then i realize, bees are beautiful..take a look at its body..hairy, nice eyes contact, built in strong. Maybe bees can be my pets :)

    Anyhow Mark, i proud of your effort, your hardworking and thanks for sharing all these. Have a nice day

  3. bareego said, on 14/03/2011 at 11:44 am

    Those bees are softly lit and and can bee themselves in your series.
    Really like the shades of hairs and the pattern in their eyes.

    You can tell life has started wearing on their wing tips.
    Hope they’ll be back in numbers when the time is right so you can show us more of them.


    • Mark said, on 18/03/2011 at 12:32 am

      Hello James. The numbers are right down now, from 20 or so a couple months ago to 3 last time I looked. But they’ll be back, and there’s always something else to see.

  4. The Daily Dabbler said, on 14/03/2011 at 8:32 am

    Amazing photos!

  5. Rudolf Vlcek said, on 14/03/2011 at 2:39 am

    superb macro stuff!

  6. Dian Miller said, on 14/03/2011 at 2:31 am

    Beautiful Shots. Bees are my friend’s. Used bee venom therapy for 3 years as a treatment for MS.

    • Mark said, on 18/03/2011 at 12:29 am

      Thanks Dian. I heard cannabis is good for MS. Bees are beautiful creatures, furry messengers of fertility.

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