Nature's Place

Black And White – I Fly

The fly’s actual length is around 12mm.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

The wing would be around 7mm long.

I have seen this fly a few times over the years but never got a shot until recently when it flew across my path and landed on a big tree I was inspecting.

It looks black and white to the unaided eye, no colours at all, but some hues and shades appear when you get up closer. A fly’s eye view you could say.

It’s a plain enough creature, unremarkable in a way, still amazing to be able to enter its world this way and see what another fly would see.

I look across and see what I would look like as a fly. I see fly … You never know, at the surface, the genius behind the form.

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

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  1. Lissa said, on 03/06/2017 at 5:27 am

    As always, I love the little appendages and variations in eye shape and body design. Makes humans look very bland in comparison.

  2. Sally said, on 03/06/2017 at 4:54 am

    Even “bland” is beautiful when we take a closer look. :-)

    • Mark said, on 03/06/2017 at 5:20 am

      When we leave thinking out of it beauty is …

      Thanks Sally.

  3. Beth Moorman said, on 03/06/2017 at 3:21 am

    Thank you for this amazing view.

  4. kim blades, writer said, on 02/06/2017 at 7:25 pm

    The wings are like delicate, fragile works of art.

    • Mark said, on 03/06/2017 at 5:22 am

      They look delicate but are really well built for the job.

      Works of art no doubt …

      Thanks Kim.

  5. Lisa said, on 02/06/2017 at 7:46 am

    A fly’s eye view. Wow. And yet – can we really know what a fly sees?

    • Mark said, on 02/06/2017 at 8:22 am

      What else would a fly see? Spectra sensitivity might vary but it would have to be based on what is visible (or actual) anyway.

  6. Cate said, on 02/06/2017 at 5:43 am

    A beauty, even without the splashiness of bold colors.

    • Mark said, on 02/06/2017 at 8:19 am

      It is in its way, a beauty. Intrinsically …

  7. minkreativitetsblog said, on 02/06/2017 at 5:20 am

    The nature is amazing


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