Nature's Place

Straggler …

3-P1140789_filtered Mark Berkery

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… in a cold landscape. Too active until recently, too warm, too fast. They depend on temperature for their activity.

This one surrendered to the inevitable, or didn’t even notice as it wandered about the leaf litter one day.

Once on the twig it was only a matter of time before it stopped where I could get the angle.

Background is important too but you take what’s going and move on without stress.

Relaxed is important too …

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  1. David said, on 18/06/2016 at 1:45 am

    Nice photos of a strange looking animal. Do you know what kind of insect it is?

    • Mark said, on 18/06/2016 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks David. It’s a bug, see the mouth piece tucked under. Uses that to stab/pierce and suck up through – sap, body juices, etc. The exact species I have no idea.

  2. Mohammad Mahloujian, Stockholm Sweden said, on 17/06/2016 at 5:08 pm


  3. Jane Lurie said, on 17/06/2016 at 9:31 am

    What an unusual looking fellow, Mark!

  4. Sally said, on 17/06/2016 at 8:53 am

    Stunning photos Mark … the detail is amazing. It was also interesting to see how the changing the background colour can impact tone and mood. Thank you for sharing.

    • Mark said, on 17/06/2016 at 11:44 am

      Thanks Sally. Yes, background can make all the difference. It’s the context after all.

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