Nature's Place

Racing Red …

Hello, hello, hello … up close with a wasp the colour of ferocity, or fear.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

I’ve never met a natural creature that was aggressive without cause.

And close to death, or exhausted, they are often least concerned for intruders.

This wasp is clearly not doing her usual, and looks unusual, but still full of life.

Making the effort to raise herself up on the wire. Not her natural habitat at all, but peaceful all the same.

Let go the hard iron to the green grass, she does not give up, regardless of her apparent burden of form.

and black, two colours of danger, or cause for alarm perhaps.

I came across this wasp hanging on for dear life. Clearly it is deformed, the ovipositor and sheath turned about and misaligned, looks like.

But she’s showing no signs of distress for it, just doing her best as she is, as I see it. Getting on with her life as it is.

Then she let go and flew to the grass nearby. So, something she can live with, a part of the perfection nature is.

Despite the flaw we can enjoy the beauty of her. Red body and blue-black wings, sleek form she is.

Wonderful little Earth machine. Still serving in her way, the way of sense.

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

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  1. Great macros, Mark! :)

  2. norasphotos4u said, on 27/07/2018 at 11:53 am

    Fabulous close ups!!

  3. David said, on 27/07/2018 at 6:42 am

    The lighting for these photos is just superb.

  4. Lissa Clayton said, on 27/07/2018 at 6:02 am

    Things go wrong all the time in the animal and insect worlds. Incredible shots Mark.

    • Mark said, on 27/07/2018 at 11:19 am

      They do … In our world too. Nearly didn’t even see it, eyesight worsening, along with hearing. Thanks Lissa.


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