Nature's Place

Twilight Beauty

Dark enough to disappear into the shadows. Movement enough to notice. Wild enough to survive in a world of pure sense.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

Sun on clouds behind, the time wasn’t yet right for her instinctive activity – to eat and mate and even play perhaps. Why not …

The pure instinctive pleasure of being, in colour or form, that is only reflected upon by the human eye, or I. Keeping emotion out …

What’s this … Springtail looks up in awe at the giant beauty-beast above. May be a story there for the young ones.

Out of the shadows she rose, disturbed before her time, passing through my peripheral view in her butterfly flight.

Almost didn’t see her in the shadows at dusk, except she moved. Movement, a dead give-away to the eye that sees.

She is a beauty, her elegant form testament to her makers genius. Between light and dark she wakes.

But she wasn’t ready for flight just yet, rather to sit until the dark was deep enough.

And then away … this Lacewing dancer.

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



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  1. treesshrubs said, on 03/12/2017 at 6:50 am

    Haaa the world of insects and creatures small….was on retreat (meditation) last week and walked passed this on a corrugated wall
    …seems i can’t work out how to post an image here…will put up on my blog 😊

    • Mark said, on 03/12/2017 at 1:24 pm

      I don’t think it’s possible to post images in comments on WP, though I have never tried it.

      Is this it – A Moth By … – you can post links though.

      It looks like a bat up close – Bat Moth … – and click it again for bigger version.

      I retreat every night, to deep dreamless sleep. Hmmm …

  2. Lissa said, on 02/12/2017 at 5:03 am

    Just beautiful :)
    I noticed that this one, I’ll call it she, has just two compound eyes. So it made me go looking for a bit more info about why some insects have just two compound eyes and others have extra simple eyes. Found this:

    • Mark said, on 02/12/2017 at 12:11 pm

      She is … both, a she and beautiful.

      Interesting, yes, all that information. All of nature, the parts, reflects some aspect of our own nature, and variations and permutations of that. Too much for one mind to know. I prefer to stay in the sense of things. Mind does enough anyway.

  3. musicprodownloader said, on 02/12/2017 at 1:01 am

    Beautyful looking…

  4. quietwordsite said, on 01/12/2017 at 10:11 pm

    I’m moved by your reverence for the wildlife you photograph. It’s good to pause and share some of the wonder you’ve captured, thank you.

    • Mark said, on 01/12/2017 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks Helen. A little acknowledgement goes a long way, all round.

  5. macmsue said, on 01/12/2017 at 5:43 pm


  6. David said, on 01/12/2017 at 11:19 am

    Really wonderful photos as always. When I clicked on the second one the first thing that came to mind was exquisite. Both the subject of the photo and your capture.

    • Mark said, on 01/12/2017 at 1:12 pm

      Nature is like that when you get up close, rather when nothing – like thinking or emotion – gets in the way of seeing, beauty or amazing is.

      Thanks David.

  7. Teale Britstra said, on 01/12/2017 at 5:32 am

    There are a lot of these insects around at the moment here too – mostly lacewings that I’ve seen so far. I think this one might be an adult Antlion, as Owlflies have clubbed antennae. The difference between the larvae and adult forms of these insects always amazes me though! The insect world is so full of surprises!

    • Mark said, on 01/12/2017 at 5:52 am

      I’ve only seen the one, and it’s a Lacewing of course … beautiful looking creatures with a recognisable nature.

      Thanks Teale.

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