Nature's Place


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  1. kopfundgestalt said, on 01/11/2020 at 10:17 am

    Two of them i captured this summer due to my resistance to leave a place i couldnt find anything interesting…

  2. moonlightladybug 🌹 said, on 10/01/2020 at 7:14 am

    Lovely capture! :)

  3. David Herman said, on 04/01/2020 at 9:51 am

    Beautiful as always Mark!
    Have been thinking about you!, and hoping you and loved ones are out of harms way considering the news of the devastation to the population, flora and fauna down under! Our hearts go out to all that have suffered losses, and hope the situation improves soon. Sincerely wishing you and your countrymen (and women), a Better New Year Ahead !
    Best Regards,

    • Mark said, on 04/01/2020 at 11:12 am

      Thanks David.

      I’m in Brisbane, a long way from the fires. We do get some smoke when the wind is right though, and have masks for that.

      If my sense of it is right we all could be in for some dramatic climactic conditions and events in the coming years, with concurrent social/political upheaval. Right now Oz looks like the canary in the (coal)mine.

      All the best … M

  4. Nil said, on 03/01/2020 at 11:18 pm

    That’s what I would call a ‘shining armour’… :-) Thanks for showing us…

  5. Reflections of an Untidy Mind said, on 03/01/2020 at 9:50 am

    My son is with you on that ID, Mark. It is gorgeous.

  6. pflanzwas said, on 03/01/2020 at 9:22 am

    Wonderful colours and picture! Happy New Year :-) Almuth

  7. Dee Petersen said, on 03/01/2020 at 8:09 am

    Magnificent little creature, magnificent photos…

  8. kopfundgestalt said, on 03/01/2020 at 7:21 am

    In german the colours are called “strukturfarben”, which means they are created by thin layers…

    • Mark said, on 04/01/2020 at 11:05 am

      From the link below (or above) “It’s not clear what, if any, purpose the metallic iridescence serves, but back in 2009, scientists discovered that this ‘lit from within’ quality comes from light refracting through open spaces between six layers of cuticle in their tough exoskeletons.”

  9. minkreativitetsblog said, on 03/01/2020 at 6:30 am

    Do you think it is a Wasp. How big is it. Lovely colours on it.

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