Nature's Place

Ready or Not …

… Keep your place or you’ll be caught! It was a game we played as kids, hide and seek if I remember right. And I went on playing it for decades after, in one form or another.

Now I don’t play any more, because I’m not so inclined, and you’ll have to go back and close your eyes to count some more. That’s what the seeker used to do, count up to a number and shout out – Ready or Not …

Have you ever seen any bugs play this game? Of course it’s not the same, they don’t count, not like us anyway. But they do play, why not. Why would a living creature, however small, be excluded from play.

Just look at the design, the colours. So much ingenuity and no play, absurd. And when they are in action it can plainly be seen they enjoy life.

That’s what I see, it’s the way it is, until it is some other way.

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

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  1. niasunset said, on 28/09/2011 at 5:49 pm

    You are amazing. I can’t imagine myself with my camera like that… Wondeerful. Thanks and Love, niw

    • Mark said, on 09/02/2014 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Nia. I do get back if I come across ones I’ve somehow missed.

  2. jamiun micheal said, on 07/09/2011 at 4:46 pm

    i proud..always received your new update/new post..superb like always

    • Mark said, on 12/09/2011 at 3:06 pm

      Hello Michael. Glad you like ’em … :)

  3. fatcatfromvox said, on 06/09/2011 at 3:02 am

    Wonderful picture, love the focus. Good on you for catching one on camera, these guys are fast!

    • Mark said, on 12/09/2011 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks Fatcat. :) They are fast but if you persist they will reward …

  4. Dame Peters said, on 06/09/2011 at 1:09 am

    Love your photography and your blog. If you are so inclined, you are welcome to take a look at my blog, I look forward to reading more from you.

  5. dapperdolly said, on 05/09/2011 at 10:07 pm

    I’ve see them play hide and seek and also ‘It’/Tag. Animal companions will play those with humans too.

  6. Jason said, on 05/09/2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is phenomenal work Mark! Love the words to go with it, always helps us envision the image when we know what your tiny subjects were up to at the time you found them. All the best mate, hope everything is going well.

    • Mark said, on 12/09/2011 at 3:01 pm

      Hello Jason. All’s well … It is phenomenal, nature …. The little creatures are just perfectly being what they are. There’s a clarity in that.


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