Nature's Place

And Then There Were …

Posted in Life, Love, Macro Photography, Meditation, Nature, Photography, Spirituality, Truth? by Mark on 27/12/2015

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The Botany Bay Weevil didn’t notice Xmas coming and going. It was all just time passing, the sun rose and set and in between they did what they do.

Feeding, flying, f…… and posing for photos when the cameraman comes along. Can’t keep a good weevil down. But no, no personality involved at all, of the Weevils.

To capture two together is a rare event, signifying … only that they do …

That’s the fact.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click those pictures for a closer look

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  1. Lunar Euphoria said, on 28/12/2015 at 10:46 am

    I love that you caught him (her?) with a full mouth (maw?).

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2015 at 11:45 am

      The big one is her for sure, and I think that’s moss growing on the end of its snout – because I’ve seen similar on so many. They must live a long time to get so big, over an inch long, and maybe their diet takes them to where moss grows. I Think … :-)

  2. Susan Lukwago said, on 28/12/2015 at 8:36 am

    Such exquisite pictures, as always. And to capture two indeed … And you are so polite, really very polite … It makes me smile, Mark. Thank you for this Christmas present to us, your fans. Can’t wait to see what present we get to start the New Year … or not, as you and nature are moved.

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2015 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Susan. I think I was just avoiding censorship/exclusion so the kids can still look. :-)

      Who knows what’s around the bend …

  3. David said, on 28/12/2015 at 6:59 am

    Fantastic insects and photos.

  4. Lissa said, on 28/12/2015 at 5:36 am

    Boy and girl. Mr and Mrs. :) I imagine a tiny weevil marriage ceremony before they get down to the business of creating the next generation.

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2015 at 11:31 am

      Just M and F doing what nature or instinct impels, I don’t imagine anything else. :-)

  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 28/12/2015 at 12:17 am

    Oh Mark, these are so completely great! I am such a fan of yours. I so wish I was down under so I could meet with you and your macro group. Would you be so kind as to tell me what lens you use for these shots? I love the personality you give them, and the clarity and the large depth of field.
    In awe,

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2015 at 11:17 am

      Thanks Mary. You are welcome any time. :-)

      At present, and for a few months, I’ve been using the Olympus 60/f2.8 macro lens (with a +8 achromat attached) on the Panasonic G6 body. See 1/5th the way down this page for the latest pictures of my setup – – it’s the lighting that matters most, as in all things or communications.

  6. okkaren said, on 27/12/2015 at 11:49 pm

    Your captures and prose always insightful of the truth; and helpful, where l can give up a little more of the treadmill of worldly living…

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2015 at 11:12 am

      The treadmill is only what the mind makes of the fact, thinking about … :-)

      Thanks Karen.

  7. macmsue said, on 27/12/2015 at 9:56 pm

    Their “noses” always make me think their designer was having a laugh at their expense.

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2015 at 11:09 am

      There are far stranger things … Lucky they aren’t self conscious.

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