Nature's Place

Times Past …

Forms come and go …

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

In plain sight … these grasshoppers have the ability to take on their background colours.

An ancient creature … life in another time and place.

Just passin through …

Sandpaper fig tree beetle … in perfect shape for a warm winter.

And mis-shapen … was struggling to make its way. Such is life in some form.

This creature patrols the plant until it locks on and becomes …

… this. Its shell hardens and it changes form inside over time until it emerges as …

… this. The familiar ladybug has many useful functions in the garden. Then it turns into something else …

form comes and goes.

To dream and dream again …

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

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  1. sweffling said, on 01/08/2017 at 6:27 am

    I love the symbolism of form changing into form . . . very soothing:)

    • Mark said, on 01/08/2017 at 3:25 pm

      The actuality would involve intense sensation. Lucky they don’t think about it.

  2. treesshrubs said, on 29/07/2017 at 5:28 pm

    Amazing… is it really such a metamorphosis for ladybugs?? So interesting 😊

    • Mark said, on 30/07/2017 at 1:06 pm

      It is … many creatures go through similar and more.

  3. Cate said, on 29/07/2017 at 4:40 am

    I, too, have had the treat of observing ladybug metamorphosis. Enjoyed this, as always.

  4. Thought Spark said, on 28/07/2017 at 7:28 am

    Fantastic work Mark. Particularly the head on shots.👌

  5. Lissa said, on 28/07/2017 at 6:19 am

    Look at the armour and defences on these little beasts. Like little war machines.
    The pics of the nymph morphing into a lady beetle are particularly interesting. Thank you Mark :)

    • Mark said, on 28/07/2017 at 3:06 pm

      It’s a hostile world for most creatures. They are well prepared by instinct materialising.

      Thanks Lissa.

  6. jumpingjacquesflash said, on 28/07/2017 at 6:07 am

    Amazing details!

  7. chicoyaya said, on 28/07/2017 at 5:10 am

    Love it!


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