Nature's Place

Dark Jewels

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One jewel from last year and one from this, so far.

The rain has begun and it looks like we will get our normal wet weather season this year, monsoon.

It’s already showing in the phenomenal growth in the garden, everything is just reaching for the sky and it’s a pleasure to see and be in it.

Lovely weather too, cool breeze in the warm morning sunshine. Refreshing rain at intervals, not too far apart or too much at once.

Nice and steady … as steady can be in an ever moving world.

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


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  1. Margaret Griffin said, on 16/09/2016 at 4:04 pm

    What beautiful beetles! I like to collect any dead ones I find and keep them in a box.

    • Mark said, on 16/09/2016 at 7:55 pm

      They are … The empty shells would make an colourful tapestry.

  2. Cate said, on 16/09/2016 at 10:56 am

    OK, this little one is totally cute, partly because s/he is pudgy, as well as colorful. Made me smile, Mark, and wish little Pudge — and you — all good things. :)

  3. David said, on 16/09/2016 at 9:32 am

    Jewels indeed. Great color and nice job of managing DOF.

  4. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 16/09/2016 at 8:17 am

    Wow, these are so completely amazing! I looked at them for a long time after clicking on each. Their top piece almost looks like racu! And their eyes are spectacular. You are the best.

  5. Victor Rakmil said, on 16/09/2016 at 7:30 am

    Such wonderful macros.

  6. Emily Scott said, on 16/09/2016 at 6:19 am

    What is the name of these beautiful jewels? I love their colours and the various textures of their wings and antennae.

    • Mark said, on 16/09/2016 at 1:07 pm

      I don’t know the name, other than jewel … That blue and orange ‘wing’ is actually the carapace protecting the wings.

  7. Nat Carter Artography said, on 16/09/2016 at 6:18 am

    This is beautiful.

  8. Lissa said, on 16/09/2016 at 6:13 am

    Fascinating. It’s antennae seem to originate at it’s eyes. Connected?? Different kind of sight??

    • Mark said, on 16/09/2016 at 1:04 pm

      They look separate to me. Sensing different frequencies (as smell, sight, touch are) of being a bug that go to make up its sensory existence.

  9. gwenniesworld said, on 16/09/2016 at 5:34 am

    awesome pictures !!!I am not crazy about bugs but they are beautiful !

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