Nature's Place


They rained down from the leaves above, one stormy night.

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

All I had to do was get out and look for them in the shadows of the garden.

A torch helps to find them, then it’s time to employ the gear and technique.

They were all over the place, different situations and varied colouring.

All with a single purpose, to live and reproduce. That’s nature …

In the dark of night they sought out the higher ground, or what presented as such.

Walking a tightrope some, a precarious existence, but never a sign of distress.

Signs of life though, a certain excitation on the end of an crucifix orchid.

Or the end of a stick, nowhere else to go but onward. To inevitability …

Or to a view of the jacaranda flowers that also fell in the wind of the night.

A spent dandelion is a good place to wait out the darkness, until the sun comes up.

Meanwhile, there’s things to do, mates to meet. Purpose to fill …

It’s a small world sensed by a beetle on my finger, vibrations of another form.

Some with the enhancement of colour by the lens of water. Raindrops to wear …

And time for a break …

There’s a tree in the garden where these beetles live their lives, at least for mating purposes – food to eat.

It’s a new tree, only been growing a couple years. And they aren’t found anywhere else around here.

Other plants in the garden have a similar function, only hosting a certain kind of creature.

It makes sense, one kind of creature for one kind of plant for a certain time or season.

Everything has its time and place, given the conditions it needs to initiate.

But space first and last, or nothing can begin or end.

Here am I, there and everywhere.

Keeping the genie in the bottle.

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



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  1. Ranesa Sobti said, on 25/10/2018 at 1:36 am

    man crazy

  2. Ranesa Sobti said, on 25/10/2018 at 1:36 am

    I #insects

  3. askaadhee said, on 23/10/2018 at 12:25 am

    best click ever

  4. wendyho2 said, on 22/10/2018 at 4:52 pm

    shining yellow, blue n green. beautiful insect.

  5. David Herman said, on 21/10/2018 at 11:19 am

    bugs are beautiful ! Stunning work as always Mark!

  6. pflanzwas said, on 20/10/2018 at 6:38 am

    Thank you so much for showing these amazing pictures of such wonderful creatures to us!

  7. Audrey said, on 19/10/2018 at 5:30 pm

    Exquisite, as always. Thank you!

  8. Fotohabitate said, on 19/10/2018 at 3:38 pm

    Wow! Amazing!

  9. Lissa Clayton said, on 19/10/2018 at 2:28 pm

    I take that back – the male has two little “scoop” things and the female seems to have two little horns.

    • Mark said, on 19/10/2018 at 3:15 pm

      On the face of it …

      • Lissa Clayton said, on 20/10/2018 at 4:56 am

        Mark…you cracked a joke :)

        • Mark said, on 20/10/2018 at 10:54 am

          It’s not that rare, but this wasn’t one. :-)

  10. Lissa Clayton said, on 19/10/2018 at 2:26 pm

    Amazing. Glorious little creatures. I can’t see one visual iota of difference between the male and the female. Must be a smell thing.

  11. okkaren said, on 19/10/2018 at 11:00 am

    Stunning captures and colours, Mark!

  12. Such beautiful pictures, I can not go back to them than to re-log them

  13. Jane Lurie said, on 19/10/2018 at 10:15 am

    Magnificent colors and images, Mark. 👍🏻😀

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