Nature's Place

Keeping It Simple …

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  1. Mohammad Mahloujian, Stockholm Sweden said, on 19/08/2016 at 4:56 pm

    sharp, beautiful as usual
    Excellent pictures

  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 19/08/2016 at 11:36 am

    These are so great!!! I wonder if that wasp found those berries or what ever they are, or if it took each one there to eat. Probably they were there. I love the one where the bee has its face in the flower. You always get such deep depth of field. Really nice.

    • Mark said, on 19/08/2016 at 11:51 am

      Thanks Mary. I think the wasp is on the last of a chewed up caterpillar and those green bits used to be in it’s intestine. They hunt caterpillars in the greenery.

      The dof is more illusion than fact. The appearance of it is due to placement of the focus field to take account of architecture. Like laying a sheet of paper over a rough surface, where it touches there’s focus and if you get the right bits it looks more than it is. It’s not always easy to tell from the 2D image. A couple here were also taken with a very small sensor.

  3. David said, on 19/08/2016 at 7:50 am

    These are so good. My favorites are the two that imply action: the bee (or hoverfly) with head buried in the flower and the wasp gathering his things.

    • Mark said, on 19/08/2016 at 11:45 am

      Thanks David. Action is always preferable in an image, not always possible though.

  4. Lissa said, on 19/08/2016 at 6:10 am

    Look at that little fly with his face buried in the purple flower supping nectar :) Nothing nicer. What is the wasp eating do you think? That’s caterpillar poo in front of it I think.

    • Mark said, on 19/08/2016 at 11:43 am

      Yes, I believe it a male Drone Fly – eyes closer together than the female. And here is his mate from a past post –

      I’m pretty sure the wasp is eating a caterpillar. They hunt them out so I don’t have to. I like to let the garden take care of itself, and lose some plants along the way.

      Those Butterfly Bushes are a real treat beside the native fare. The yellow one grows like jack’s beanstalk and is already flowering again after a major pruning a couple months ago. It clones real easy too, compared to other colours – so far.

      • Lissa said, on 19/08/2016 at 5:03 pm

        Not one of my Butterfly bushes flourished :/ All gone. Some things thrive, some things don’t.

        • Mark said, on 19/08/2016 at 5:17 pm

          The stem of one yellow one is as thick as my arm, only planted last spring. The others colours are less vital.

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