Nature's Place

Macro Walkabout …

Posted in Life, Love, Macro Photography, Meditation, Nature, Photography, Spirituality, Truth? by Mark on 30/12/2015

Of course macro is fun and interesting and I get to meet people I otherwise wouldn’t but it’s not the most important thing I’m doing right now. Something else comes first.


The first two pictures are from the garden before Andrew arrived and the rest are from the surrounds of the local water treatment plant, bordering remnant rainforest and extensive mangrove swamp. On the edge of the wilds you could say.

There were more creatures to be found in a couple hours than I had thought possible given the wild weather we have been getting lately, so wet and windy. But that’s nature, you never know what amazing little form of life is coming up next.

These are all native insects that have a function in the essential nature on our doorstep. The nature can’t do without them and we can’t do without it, we are it.

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Native bee foraging in the flower and keeping out of the wind for a while.

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Patterned Flower Beetle looking for somewhere safe. I helped her to a flower where she loved some nectar.

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Botany Bay Weevil sitting out the storm and unconcerned by the flash.

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Little Red Beetle and Plant Hopper passing.

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Passed … There’s fire in those eyes.

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Assassin Bug, a juvenile I believe. Hunters all …

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Bug on a Seedpod.

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An older version perhaps, on an older Seedpod.

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Jewel Bug against the sky. Lively little things.

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Sandpaper Fig Beetle found only on the Sandpaper Fig tree.

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Tiny Black Jumping Spider. Excitable little fellow, he’s a male.

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Golden Spiny Ant, a Queen I believe. You can see where her wings have recently dropped from.

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Colourful Leaf Beetle taking its time …

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