Nature's Place

Colour Me Wicked …

… colour me blue. An if dat don’ fit just colour me true. Cause if you don’t colour me I’ll have to colour you. Ooh, the ways of the world, and in colour too. ((:


Colour, colour everywhere. Just reach out and touch it, smell it, feel it, taste it and see it – of course, awake to it. And have you got that other sense, inside, a certain sense of beauty, of colour.

What a wondrous form of life colour is.

The colours and structures of flowers are wonderful and sweet to the inner sense and though they are ‘known’ in the moment they don’t exist in isolation, they depend on insects for their  existence, mostly. And they are best shown in contrast to something … contrasting.

So when this bug showed up on one of my garden plants, in fact on a blade of grass in a hanging basket where I haven’t planted anything, sheltering from the wind and rain, I couldn’t help myself. I got the camera out and paraded her, it’s a her, from flower to flower to see where she was most at home and most beautiful.

Well, she loved the yellow, she couldn’t get enough of it, always reaching out for it when we were close enough but otherwise content to bask in the rays of coloured sense. A truly enlightening activity all round, delving into sense where there’s no place for ‘trouble’.

Then there was the white with a little yellow heart against the green. And she loved it too, obviously in communion with the different colours, just not in words, but sensewise – the wisdom of sense.

And when I brought her to the big yellow she was thoroughly uplifted, I’m sure I heard her laugh a laugh of  pure delight. Ha, ha, ha, loud, clear and uninhibited. I’m nearly sure. ((:

When we had enough of this playing she climbed off to tuck up under a leaf for the night, to sleep undisturbed.


Delightfully colourfully I.

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

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  1. LunarEuphoria said, on 02/04/2011 at 11:26 pm

    :) Fabulous!

  2. Mark said, on 31/03/2011 at 12:39 am

    Thanks guys.

    Ok EF and Jamiun, I’ll tell all. I don’t use a lens. I have a photographic memory and I sit down in the evening and draw my pictures from that. Sure. ((:

    I’m sure you will have read this : Though there is a lot to take in the answer is there. I use the FZ50 (a so-called bridge camera) plus achromats – two or more element ‘filters’ – not the cheapies. My last comment reply there has some links on achromats.

    The exif data is also in the picture files with settings and can be easily viewed any time, right click and Properties.

    Any questions on your mind just ask.

    ATB. M ((:

    • Jamiun said, on 02/04/2011 at 1:17 pm

      Thanks Mark..wauuu..great job..very hardworking, detail and of course..i enjoy to know all these things inspired me

      • Mark said, on 02/04/2011 at 1:34 pm

        You’re welcome Jamiun. Just ask, no problem …

  3. jamiun micheal said, on 30/03/2011 at 7:38 pm

    Mark, your composition for the main subject/ insect is perfect. There are always a question playing around in my mind each time visiting your informative blog. You know? like one that our friends mentioned above. Like one EternalForms said “What macro lens you use”?

    That all my friend. I know you mentioned or writing something regarding to your work before like aperture, tips, proper technique and strategies for hunting insect to get stunning photos, you also mentioned about your camera but if I’m not mistake, you never talking about your lens. I’m just curious to know as i’m a beginner. I think and i feel you worth to teach me something/share something.

    Thanks Mark

  4. EternalForms said, on 30/03/2011 at 5:53 am

    I was just musing today about some stargazers I have and how wonderful it is that flowers have evolved into such beautiful and colorful forms to attract pollinators.

    Such marvelously and sharply detailed images, Mark! What macro lens do you use? I’m drooling over here. :)

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