Nature's Place

Passion Fruit …

Or the fruit of a passion?

A passion beyond understanding, but not beyond seeing, intimating – to get a sense of.

Can you see the passion, or love for the activity and intelligence it would take to create a little wonder such as this small yellow wasp?

It’s in and behind the fact, when the fiction of mind such as prejudice – pre-judgment – is left out. Not an easy thing to do.

No such thing as ‘just’ a bug, or ‘just’ anything else of our created nature. That would be a great injustice, to your own divine being.

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


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  1. Caitlin said, on 05/10/2012 at 4:35 am

    Where did you find all these insects. All i find in my garden in a few blue bottle flys:(
    You really bring out the best in these insects

    • Mark said, on 05/10/2012 at 7:29 am

      I find the fly’s too. The thing is you have to be in the garden to see what comes and goes. The wasp was only around for a short while, as is often the case for everything else. It’s always on the move and if you’re not there you don’t see it. Bottom line is I spend a lot of time in nature, and less time is required once you know what to look for and where to look – comes from time spent. :)

  2. Jamiun Micheal said, on 10/07/2012 at 2:50 pm

    nice pics of wasp…excellent lighting too..wish to see your lighting system my friend..i know you have a great ideas about this..

    • Mark said, on 10/07/2012 at 10:45 pm

      Thanks Jamyun. I just use a snoot with diffusion material over the front of it, a few inches from the wasp and big enough to simulate its sky, directed from left or right depending on the scene – to keep from blowing highs or colours.

  3. Lunar Euphoria said, on 10/07/2012 at 1:03 am

    So many stings as of late….all the buzzing about disturbing the flowers.

    I appreciate them in the crystalized essence of your images.

    • Mark said, on 10/07/2012 at 8:51 am

      You must be disturbing a nest, I can’t see them being aggressive around the flowers?

  4. Chillbrook said, on 09/07/2012 at 6:16 pm

    Stunning pictures!

  5. mike585 said, on 01/07/2012 at 5:53 pm

    Lovely images. Mark. :)

    • Mark said, on 02/07/2012 at 11:27 am

      Thanks Mike. These little creatures never cease to amaze …

  6. macrocritters said, on 01/07/2012 at 4:45 am

    Absolutely spectacular photography!!!!!

  7. nonoymanga said, on 28/06/2012 at 9:54 am

    Mark Cute and colors are wonderful !!! Cheers Nonoy Manga

  8. Giardinoblu said, on 28/06/2012 at 6:31 am

    wow! She’s misterious sexy lady! I think the world of these animals has always been brought into the human world through the science fiction film. This amazing world really exists, but many people still believe that it belongs to the “fairy tales”.

    • Mark said, on 28/06/2012 at 7:31 am

      Yes, it does exist, and it is our own simple nature. The Sci-Fi writers are just calling up their own earthly nature and ‘using’ it to tell tall tales, some to elaborate on that simple nature.

      • suzysomething said, on 28/06/2012 at 8:48 am

        Love the photos! I think that Sci-Fi writers are often “before their time” in predicting things and events of the future. Too many of their predictions have already come true. Who’s to say that an integration of animal, insect, and human worlds may be coming in some future universe? (read Jack Chalker)

        • Mark said, on 28/06/2012 at 9:09 am

          It’s already here only very few really notice.

      • Giardinoblu said, on 28/06/2012 at 3:53 pm

        I love that! keep posting Mark:))

  9. ☆ MagicAperture said, on 28/06/2012 at 6:20 am

    I don’t really understand the writing but the shots are stunning. A truly wonderful little yellow wasp indeed. Well done!

    • Mark said, on 28/06/2012 at 7:28 am

      :) You see the wonder, that’s what the writing is about … in other words …

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