Nature's Place

Water, Water Everywhere …

Just waiting for the next deluge to see if the sealing around the edge of the house has worked, where it meets the earth, to keep the rain out of the downstairs area – referred to in recent posts.


The wildlife are taking what chances they get to be on with things, eating, mating, sleeping and whatever else it is they get up to – which is more than most have ever imagined, I imagine.

The big yellow Lynx is still going strong in her plant tops home, Leaf-Cutter Bees are making good use of some of the plants new leaves and flowers – of which there are many from the regular raining and watering. There have been many other creatures about to take pictures of but I thought I’d keep this simple.


Though I have been going less into the wild nature recently I do when I can, and there is always something new to see, that I look. There are tracks through the places I go, even if made only by me, and I usually stick to them so as not to disturb what doesn’t need disturbing, unless I see something that attracts me to it.

Sometimes it’s just a matter of being awake to what’s in front of me, as it was for this beautiful creature lying along a stem of tall grass that was hanging across the track at dusk.

So I made an effort to capture her true nature under a darkening blue sky.

A golden backed Earwig – and it didn’t jump. :)

Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture to enlarge in a new tab


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  1. strihc said, on 22/04/2012 at 12:11 am

    Liking your work. Will def revisit.

  2. Stuart Orwin said, on 18/04/2012 at 5:14 pm

    When I rose up this early morning I was confident that I would certainly discover a blog site post like this that really makes me think.

    • Mark said, on 22/04/2012 at 3:19 am

      Well, what next Stuart? :)

      But don’t think too much will you?

  3. Karrie Demaggio said, on 14/04/2012 at 11:45 am

    I hope that someday I can learn how to put my thoughts into words like you. I am a novice writer just starting to learn how to format and write. I really admire your work.

    • Mark said, on 19/04/2012 at 5:30 am

      Just write and you’ll get better at it. We all start there …

  4. Lunar Euphoria said, on 20/03/2012 at 7:07 pm

    Love these glimpses you give us into Nature’s jewelry box.

    • Mark said, on 25/03/2012 at 9:21 am

      That’s what it is, a jewelery box. Our beautiful nature.

  5. Ford Kristo said, on 08/03/2012 at 6:17 pm

    I was referred to your blog by a work colleague.

    I must say that you have rendered some extremely impressive images.

    Your photos are not only interesting and engaging, but they are also a delight.

    Well done.

  6. bareego said, on 08/03/2012 at 1:32 am

    Lovely eargwig shot, it looks so pretty and calm :O)

  7. gundam said, on 05/03/2012 at 8:42 pm

    thanks.very good blog and very good share.

  8. Jamiun Micheal said, on 05/03/2012 at 5:19 pm

    i like each of your Post Mark…each post is like a piece of paper with a thousand knowledge written i have to read, read and that i get the this post also…i learn the name of nature “Earwig” right? thanks Mark..May God bless you…

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2012 at 8:57 pm

      G’day Michael Jamyun. That’s right, it’s an Earwig. :) And yes, there is more in the words for any who see.

      Best to you too. M

  9. naila said, on 05/03/2012 at 9:14 am

    Wow, she is stunning! I’m relatively new to the world of dSLRs but would like to take more macro photographs – I have a Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i); do you know any good macro lenses I should invest in?

    Fascinated as always,

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2012 at 8:55 pm

      Hello Naila. I don’t really know a lot about gear but probably the 100mm 2.8 Canon macro lens would be a good place to start. Get used to the shallow DOF, and graduate from there. dpreview have brand/cam specific fora which would be the best place to ask. They also have a For Sale and Wanted forum so be careful.

  10. Anna said, on 05/03/2012 at 7:12 am

    Hey Mark your earwigs are much nice than ours, or may be they look the same because I never really paid attention up close. The spring is around the corner so I will have something too look for, lol. BTW hope the rain or flooding will soon clear out for you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts again, enjoyed it very much as always. Anna :)

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2012 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Anna. No doubt there will be earwigs about too. We are lucky with the rain here, it rarely floods where I am.

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