Nature's Place

The Invitation …

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  1. Alex Jones said, on 06/07/2015 at 4:07 am

    Nature is always opening doors, inviting curiosity and exploration, the greatest teacher.

    • Mark said, on 06/07/2015 at 10:00 am

      With nature a reflection of self the student becomes also the teacher, a some-times precarious balance.

  2. Emily Scott said, on 03/07/2015 at 3:27 pm

    The shape of the wasp is fascinating. It’s abdomen doesn’t seem to belong with its thorax. Not many creatures have such a stark waist.

  3. Mark said, on 03/07/2015 at 8:27 am

    Was a magnificent moon in a clear sky last night. And bright and sunny this morning. An invitation …

  4. Cate said, on 03/07/2015 at 12:19 am

    This beautifully captures the extreme attenuation of the wasp’s midsection, which previously I had appreciated only in a vague manner. Thanks for making it so much clearer!

  5. macmsue said, on 02/07/2015 at 10:54 pm

    Another beautifully defined shot. Looking at this one makes you realize why people say someone has a “wasp like waist”.

    • Mark said, on 03/07/2015 at 12:11 am

      Thanks Mac … ‘Even’ insects serve to reflect back to us.

  6. woodlandgnome said, on 02/07/2015 at 11:30 am

    Great capturesome!

    • Mark said, on 02/07/2015 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks Liz. That’s a new word …

      • woodlandgnome said, on 02/07/2015 at 12:22 pm

        Argh!!! I was working from my tablet and didn’t catch it! An old fashioned keyboard is so much easier!!! I was photographing insects today too, Mark. My equipment doesn’t give nearly the resolution as yours, but I like the way my dragonfly photo turned out. There was a tiny green frog right at dusk hopping through the grass, but I never managed to get a clear shot. This is a wonderful time of year up here in the north to photograph wildlife. I’m glad you are finding some interesting beings now, too. Best wishes, WG

        • Mark said, on 02/07/2015 at 3:05 pm

          It’s out there now, no getting it back.

          Saw your Damsel … Yes, summer time in the north, I remember it.

          The weather here is lovely and warmer for this time of year, apparently it’s heating up around the world now, undeniably so.

          Best … M

          • woodlandgnome said, on 03/07/2015 at 9:05 am

            Undeniably, as much as someones keep manipulating it. So hot here this summer, we are breaking records every week. And storms! Best wishes, WG

  7. 2015chronicles said, on 02/07/2015 at 11:28 am

    Have always been afraid of the wasp. Now I know why.
    Great shots as usual.
    Shine On

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