Nature's Place

Focus …

Was a little shy to begin with, presenting only a shot from the rear at first. Quietly does it, take what comes …

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

Only sensation, calm established, no alarming events in his little mind to relate as I come side-on. Aiming for profile …

Angle a little better, background still too dark and empty, but looking more his elegant self. Character emerging …

Communication established, an absence of the force of movement keeps the peace. The basis for introductions …

That’s better, a relaxed fly doing some preening exercises, indicates he’s focused within and likely to remain so a while.

Probably a good time to maneuver for the shot I want. Getting there in increments – move, frame, shoot, maneuver …

And there we are, more or less. A background window of blue sky comes into frame and he’s in his element. Little beauty …

While watering in a corner of the garden a drone fly did dance.

He came and went among the leaves, inviting me to a few shots.

Thinking he’d be gone before I got back, got the camera quicker.

Surprise, surprise, there he was. Still dancing around the shadows.

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



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  1. Nil said, on 02/02/2020 at 1:39 am

    Stalking the poor little beauty… ? :-)

  2. David said, on 31/01/2020 at 12:52 pm

    Nice shots and narrative. Do you know what that is in the crease at the back of his eyes?

  3. joycee said, on 31/01/2020 at 8:50 am

    God heavens! I never thought I’d say this about a fly… It is beautiful! One can’t see it without a lens and that has captured its colors so well too.

    • Mark said, on 31/01/2020 at 9:45 pm

      Yes, not at all what the conditioned mind imagines.

  4. krikitarts said, on 31/01/2020 at 7:16 am

    Little beauty indeed, and beautiful work.

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