Nature's Place

Little Wonders

Orange Tail Resin Bee mucking about … in the mud left for them to use in sealing up their nest entrances.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

Flower beetle, doing what they do. In this case not a lot … sitting on a leaf, a wandering now and then.

A fine Fly feeding on the butterfly bush flowers. A sup from nature’s cup.

Caterpillar enjoying the native pink crocus flower. They get a pot, I get a pot. Each to their own, more or less.

Bug visitor, didn’t stay for long and didn’t come back. Off journeying in the wild.

In praise of a flower, a Drone Fly bows. They have their season, long gone now.

A common enough fly in the garden, a Greenbottle Fly I say – because it’s more green than blue.

Fairly big Leaf Beetle enjoying a munch on Eucalyptus. What a digestion it must have.

And a little Shovel Head Beetle, on my finger. Landed at my feet while hanging out the washing. Took to the sky after a little sun.

Every little thing perfectly fitted to its place in the great Earth machine.

An expression of intelligence from an unknowable source.

Unknowable, but not beyond sensing and being.

Where there’s the will …

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



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  1. Ebedigenclik (Binnur) said, on 24/04/2017 at 9:45 am

    Earth is full of wonders. Amazing details. If only everyone would be able to realize them.

    • Mark said, on 24/04/2017 at 12:10 pm

      It is … Everyone can, who has the need to. But it’s what is behind that really matters, from which one can’t get lost, in form.

      Thanks Binnur.

  2. Lissa said, on 23/04/2017 at 5:22 am

    The variations in shapes, colours and appendages always gets me. Makes humans look downright mundane. The caterpillar operates that giant body with that tiny head. Amazing stuff.

    • Mark said, on 24/04/2017 at 12:09 pm

      Well, we have shed what we don’t need in order for (the one) intelligence to express through the human form. Though it doesn’t look very intelligent, on the surface.

      But yes, amazing, and you can see where we get our sci-fi creatures from – already our own nature.

  3. Pete Hillman said, on 22/04/2017 at 12:10 am

    Amazing macros, as always Mark!

  4. treesshrubs said, on 21/04/2017 at 6:14 pm

    Its amazing to reflect on how diverse the insect population is… thank you 😊

  5. Jane Lurie said, on 21/04/2017 at 2:30 pm

    Every image is a wonder, Mark. The detail and colors are incredible to study. Great series.

  6. Roz said, on 21/04/2017 at 12:04 pm

    The varying patterns of flies eyes never ceases to amaze me.
    Thanks for sharing these fine photos.

  7. everydaystrangeblog said, on 21/04/2017 at 10:17 am

    That beetle is amazing!

  8. Sara said, on 21/04/2017 at 9:23 am

    I love these little guys! I am bonded (too closely) with a few of them on camping trips :)

    • Mark said, on 21/04/2017 at 1:22 pm

      Yes, they do get too close at times …

  9. David said, on 21/04/2017 at 7:17 am

    All really wonderful and as always a real treat to get to see things we don’t normally see. A couple are almost cute: the fly dipping his head in the butterfly bush flower and the caterpillar below him or her.

    • Mark said, on 21/04/2017 at 1:21 pm

      Amazing little things, aren’t they …

  10. michaelwatsonvt said, on 21/04/2017 at 5:45 am


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