Nature's Place

Variety

A fly rests through the night, unless disturbed.

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

Interesting colours and design. Lost an antennae in the maelstrom …

Little jewel shining in the sun. A horseshoe beetle I think.

From the other end. Active little things, living to be done.

Where there’s water, and greenery … a snail will come.

Longhorn beetle … they come in a variety of forms.

Spider of course. Waiting as they do … for the inevitable.

Fly in the garden at night. They like flowers too.

Lynx spider, prowling the butterfly bush.

Drone fly, not many this year. Few presenting for the lens.

The huntsman of the lower skies. Consummate killer …

Click Beetle, carrying a load …

There seems no end to it … variety, activity.

And it all appears in the encompassing space.

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Which am I, what I see, or the space I see it in …

Or something else, nothing maybe … nothing to see.

Through the sense of it, sensation.

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

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  1. blhphotoblog said, on 24/12/2018 at 6:15 am

    Stunning collection of macro images, the lighting and composition is incredible, Wow!

  2. Mike Scir said, on 18/12/2018 at 9:02 pm

    Just beautiful photos. Is the first spider a wolf spider?

  3. joy said, on 15/12/2018 at 7:21 am

    I’m not fond of insects, except for butterflies,
    but when I see your pictures, I am amazed at the colors and designs/patterns they have…They seem beautiful!

    • Mark said, on 15/12/2018 at 11:21 am

      When that which is not beautiful, thinking and emotion, is left out of it, beauty is … In this case in the form of insects. It is the same when looking at the stars without imagining, beauty is … It does suggest beauty is not ‘out there’.

      Thanks Joy.

  4. weggieboy said, on 14/12/2018 at 5:42 pm

    What beauty in tiny packages! I especially like the little beetle next to last!

    • Mark said, on 14/12/2018 at 11:24 pm

      Yes, they are amazing, when we stop to see them.

  5. TinyJeremy said, on 14/12/2018 at 12:31 pm

    Great detail

  6. Betty said, on 14/12/2018 at 10:11 am

    Thank you Mark for this “variety” and all the others you’ve posted. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday and a great New Year.

    • Mark said, on 14/12/2018 at 12:24 pm

      Thanks Betty. ‘Now’ is the best time of life, no problem. :-)

  7. David said, on 14/12/2018 at 10:04 am

    A very nice series with great detail and color.

  8. Lissa Clayton said, on 14/12/2018 at 7:39 am

    The variety of insect shapes, colours and body bits is wonderful and mind boggling. We humans can’t compete…

    • Mark said, on 14/12/2018 at 12:23 pm

      But we have something they don’t, self reflection. There is great potential in that, unrealised as yet.

  9. Dee said, on 14/12/2018 at 6:38 am

    Also, that Horseshoe Beetle is quietly spectacular…it’s the shape of the Piedish Beetles I sometimes see on Piccabeen Palm trunks, but I’ve never seen one that beautiful colour. Nature is amazing, and how wonderful that you are there with your camera to record moments in so many little lives…

  10. Dee said, on 14/12/2018 at 6:36 am

    Wow Mark, your photos and words are just fantastic, love them, thank you so much for sharing them…the second and third photos look like some sort of Rove Beetle, Staphylinidae
    (family). I went looking for one on Bowerbird to check, then I wondered if you had posted on there, and you have – your many photos and accompanying words are wonderful!

    • Mark said, on 14/12/2018 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Dee … photos of fantastic nature.

      Rove sounds right, couldn’t recall that.


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