Nature's Place

Harlequin Hiker

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  1. Zezee said, on 05/03/2021 at 11:15 am

    A beautiful bug in a great photo.
    Love the colors.

  2. Jane Lurie said, on 05/03/2021 at 1:31 am

    Nature’s incredible colors documented with your skillful photography. This guy is a winner, Mark. 🌈

  3. pflanzwas said, on 04/03/2021 at 7:42 am

    Wow, wonderful, beautiful! We have a saying here I tried to translate: with awed amazement :-)

  4. slukwago said, on 04/03/2021 at 6:59 am

    Now that is a beautiful insect, Mark! And to me, it has no scary elements. Just beauty. Thank you for sharing during what can be long, dreary days. Hope you are well.

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2021 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks Susan. Well enough. The weather changes extremely these days.

  5. Fotohabitate said, on 04/03/2021 at 1:20 am

    Wow!! It reminds me a little bit of Graphocephala fennahi.

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2021 at 3:21 pm

      Very different creatures I think. But we’re all related too. :-)

      • Fotohabitate said, on 05/03/2021 at 4:39 pm

        I think you can find a commonality in every creature. 😉 But what I mean is the kind of colours. Have a nice weekend!

        • Mark said, on 05/03/2021 at 6:25 pm

          :-) Life, or intelligence, is the commonality I see. We are all animated by a power greater than the individual, though we (humans) have the possibility of realisation, or realising it. Don’t know about the other creatures, but can’t rule them out, being ‘creat’ures.

          • Fotohabitate said, on 06/03/2021 at 1:59 am

            I am also not so presumptuous as to rule out everything. So why not?

  6. krikitarts said, on 03/03/2021 at 1:39 pm

    That’s certainly a beauty, and it looks like a very nice place for a hike. Also nice that it didn’t mind the transplant.

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2021 at 3:20 pm

      It’s been a few years now, seems they like it ok. All the same nature, and more. More exotic and sweet than the bush.

  7. kopfundgestalt said, on 03/03/2021 at 10:16 am

    This animal can’t defend except through its colours

    • Mark said, on 03/03/2021 at 11:01 am

      I don’t know, its proboscis is mighty sharp.

  8. Cate said, on 03/03/2021 at 7:14 am

    They’re gorgeous, Mark! And skillfully and respectfully photographed, as usual.

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