Nature's Place

Picture Perfect

Posted in Nature by Mark on 04/08/2017

Wasp I believe, resting in the long grass late afternoon as the sky darkens.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

Reed bee maybe, taking a break after raiding the morning glory flowers, evidence visible.

Yellow eyed hopper … they don’t do a lot I get to see, except running up and down their home on the eucalyptus tree.

Leaf eating beetle, living alongside the hopper above. Must be a sweet tree.

Honey bee stocktaking after a restless flight that included a heavy raid on many of the morning glory flowers.

From recent enough times … a little colour in the ‘cold’ of our sunny winter … 10/22 ‘C forecast for Brisbane today.

Visitors expected to the garden are few to noneof a size big enough to shoot. It’s been quiet.

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

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  1. quietwordsite said, on 08/08/2017 at 7:08 am

    The detail is exquisite! Thank you for posting such amazing photos.

  2. carolineontheglobe said, on 05/08/2017 at 8:40 pm

    What detailed photos! Amazing! Even better than in professional books. Well done.

  3. Inner EarthChild Solutions said, on 05/08/2017 at 5:42 pm

    Amazing shots. I recently checked oit the Prairie Restoration located IL..tried capturing this butterfly..and a bee..It was not easy. I got some beautiful pictures. Enjoy your posts.

    • Mark said, on 05/08/2017 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks EC. Doing anything well is a discipline.

  4. krishnakumarsinghblog said, on 05/08/2017 at 4:59 pm

    good article

  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature said, on 04/08/2017 at 11:19 pm

    Hey Mark,
    I always enjoy your posts so much. I love how the wings look almost like a stained glass window on the reed bee, and that leaf eating beetle could really be a story book character. And such a joy to see the honey bee all full of pollen. We haven’t had many this summer, which is pretty scary to me.
    Your photos are always so clean and crisp. Just beautiful, Mark.
    Peace
    Mary

    • Mark said, on 04/08/2017 at 11:45 pm

      There is a lot to wonder at in nature, a kaleidoscope of form and colour to flood the senses, the psyche. I suspect many a character are taken from nature, where else …

      Everything comes in cycles, bees too. It will all work out …

      Thanks Mary.

  6. standingoutinmyfield said, on 04/08/2017 at 5:07 pm

    It’s funny, I’ve lived through winter in Brisbane and it’s not that different from summer in Dublin! Haha

    • Mark said, on 04/08/2017 at 9:20 pm

      I’ve noticed that, a very pleasant winter indeed.

  7. Sally said, on 04/08/2017 at 3:33 pm

    You do have a colourful array of insects, even in “winter”. I particularly like the yellow eyed hopped and the leaf eating beetle. The latter looks a bit like a ladybug who lost her spots. Neat detail on the feet.

    • Mark said, on 04/08/2017 at 9:17 pm

      There are a few about still, as in other places spring is the best time.

  8. Cate said, on 04/08/2017 at 10:40 am

    Love the feet on that leaf-eating beetle! Such wonderful design on such tiny creatures. I also like the effect of the darkening sky backdrop in the shot of the wasp.

  9. mz&cho said, on 04/08/2017 at 7:37 am

    Amazing! Such detail.

    • Mark said, on 04/08/2017 at 9:13 pm

      Yes, there is more the closer you get.


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