Nature's Place

Helmed Warrior

Proud little thing. Holding on to a blade of grass as he surveys the terrain, what he senses.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

And on my hand for a while, while I got the blade of grass ready for his consideration.

Up and down the blade he went, undecided on a course or direction. Wonderful coloured helmet.

What goes on in his tiny mind, is it really that small … He doesn’t need much inner space for his functioning.

Pointed little fella. Represented in his horned helm of green. Casting about for indications, of what is important …

While I was inspecting the tree with all the christmas beetles this little fella landed at my feet and proceeded on his (or her) mission, to travel, to feed, to mate and die under the sun and moon.

What we all do in one way or another. And along the way if we get to actually enjoy doing it all, just being here, how lucky is that, and a bit of work.

What a wonderful world … or earth, the simple things being, being simple.

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



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  1. kmunyard said, on 20/11/2017 at 9:35 am

    …as always. Truly sensational !

  2. Mike Scir said, on 06/11/2017 at 1:08 pm

    Great photos!

  3. Milan Koštek said, on 04/11/2017 at 4:50 am

    This is a real thriller.
    Superb shots, Mark.
    (The one who always watches your website.)

    • Mark said, on 04/11/2017 at 5:23 am

      Thanks Milan.

      So you’re the one …

  4. Fotohabitate said, on 03/11/2017 at 4:49 pm

    What a fantastic guy! I’m always surprised about the diversity of the insects. Thank you so much for showing!

  5. treesshrubs said, on 03/11/2017 at 3:09 pm


  6. macmsue said, on 03/11/2017 at 2:19 pm

    Stunning details and colours. What amazing creatures are out there that most of us never see.

    • Mark said, on 03/11/2017 at 7:24 pm

      They are there, just out of sight most of the time, wary of being eaten.

  7. totallytales said, on 03/11/2017 at 2:11 pm


  8. Cate said, on 03/11/2017 at 8:19 am

    What a beauty! Great captures, Mark, and a lovely reflection.

  9. quietwordsite said, on 03/11/2017 at 5:49 am

    Lovely, iridescent colours!

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