Nature's Place

A Few Flies More

Sleepy fly on a herb seed pod in the nighttime garden.

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

Hungry fly, waiting by my lunch on the table on the veranda.

Came into the open bathroom at night, confused by the light.

Wandered around the stick a while and at one point …

… ended upside down on the floor. One confused fly, until I turned out the light.

And where there’s flies … come into my arms dear juicy one. … The garden is awash with webs in the morning, always walking into them.

The soft fruit and veg farmers favourite, fruit fly. … Guaranteed to devastate any crop but here enjoying the spent dew soaked butterfly bush flowers.

Can’t keep a good fruit fly down. Too dry for them now though, and nothing fresh in the garden to easily eat, yet. Pawpaw on the way.

After the possum feed the cockroaches (and rodents) get the crumbs. The geckos know this and get a few cockroaches, then leave little presents for the flies inclined to so feast.

Geckos leave a distinct signature, a white tip to their presents. It’s how the flies know where it came from … well, I know.

And this little fellow, all of 6mm long must be, on the bonsai moreton bay fig tree. Could barely see it unmoving, and then it was gone. Only on the mini fig tree.

Everything in its place … more or less. 

© Mark BerkeryClick on those pictures for a closer lookand click again.

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  1. Nil said, on 13/01/2020 at 4:20 am

    Again a lovely trip into the world of the little ones… :-)

  2. Zezee said, on 12/01/2020 at 12:53 pm

    Amazing as always.
    I always appreciate your pics for the different perspective it gives me on these creatures. Love them all but the fruit fly with dew and the last fly with the big red eyes are my favs. I especially like the zoom in on the big red eyes one. I didn’t expect the texture.

    • Mark said, on 12/01/2020 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks Zee. They are our common nature after all.

  3. pflanzwas said, on 11/01/2020 at 6:41 am

    Yes, amazing pictures again! All the details and the one with the dew is excellent. The last one looks a bit funny, as if it is wearing a red helmet, ready to start for taking off :-)

    • Mark said, on 11/01/2020 at 4:57 pm

      Yes, all eyes that one.

      Thanks Almuth.

  4. gsilvosa63 said, on 10/01/2020 at 1:07 pm

    Amazing photos, Mark!

  5. Dee Petersen said, on 10/01/2020 at 12:54 pm

    Just wow Mark!!!!! Your quiet observation and your thoughtful words, plus your always stunning photos show us whole different worlds…thank you.

    • Mark said, on 10/01/2020 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks Dee. This world is at our feet. Not far at all.

  6. Cate said, on 10/01/2020 at 10:43 am

    Wonderful images, Mark, and I learned a lot in reading the commentary. It’s lovely that you pay such close attention — to think that you recognize that white tip as the gecko’s signature …

    • Mark said, on 10/01/2020 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Cate. Re the geckos white tip, there’s so much about …

  7. kopfundgestalt said, on 10/01/2020 at 8:14 am

    Great pics.
    Liked to See the confused fly on its back, so i could see Inside.
    The Last little fly with the beautiful eyes is not known to me.

  8. David said, on 10/01/2020 at 7:30 am

    As always, all excellent shots and so much more impressive when one clicks on them once or twice as you always suggest.

    • Mark said, on 10/01/2020 at 12:33 pm

      Thanks David. Yes, bigger is better when the quality and sharpness is enough.


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