30 June 2009

WW- Crab spiders



Crab spiders on our Cephalaria. This week's entry for the Tuesday and Wednesday editions of Wordless Wednesday.

39 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Really interesting photography.

Saturday in downtown Minneapolis, was a good vigil, organized by local Iranians. They were hardly the reactionaries, some as Gallaway may think.

Dora said...

So interesting creature. Wonder what does it prey on?

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Ren. Glad to know that the vigils and protests continue

Thanks Dora, they are ambush predators that wait for insects to land on the flowers

napaboaniya said...

The creamy crab :)

Jane said...

Thankfully I am not frightened of spiders, great photos.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I wonder how it tasted in bisque,
:lol:

I really like that first shot.

Carver said...

Great shots Jams. The first one really does look like a crab.

jams o donnell said...

Jane, DFP, Carer

Thanks for your kind comments

James Higham said...

That part of the world can keep to itself and I'll keep to mine.

jams o donnell said...

Ah James they now form part of my army if dark minions (led by Ted of course) They are on the march north as I type

MWUAHAHAHAHA

Sue said...

Love the B/W shot! So creepy!!!

Vita Stunder said...

I LOVE the B/W shot!
Does these fellows just hang around in your area (not YOUR garden ;) )
But you know what I mean!

Thank you Jams for writing a blog with MEANING and powerful statements.
It takes courage to that!
Let's never keep our voices down.

Indrani said...

I never seen one like this before.

Indrani said...

Great capture.

Anya said...

Wow!!
Never seen before in our country ;)
It looks a little scary !! LOL
Happy WW

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. The crab sipider is pretty common in England and across Europe too(I think). As it's an ambus spider you don't see a web/ As it is very small and hides in flowers they are easliy missed

jams o donnell said...

Anna

thanks for your kind words

CherryPie said...

I really like the way you have processed the last one.

Liza said...

Not as creepy as the black ones. Happy WW.

Moms... Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Modern Mom said...

First time I've seen one. TFS.

A Doubtful Egg said...

Nice pics! It looks like someone superglued a button mushroom to a spider...

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone.

Damn you Egg you have found me out!

♥Rocío♥ said...

yikes! me do not like spiders! but they are beautiful from far far far away! LOL

jmb said...

I know neither the insect nor the flower but it was a lucky find in your garden for two posts this week.

How are you managing back at work? I hope all is well.

Lori said...

Yikes...thats scary! Happy WW:)

Life Ramblings said...

those are amazing pics. happy WW!

Cafe Au Lait said...

Very interesting, first time I've seen this kind of spider.

Mine are here and here.

Maria said...

Beautifully captured. Happy WW.

Gabriel said...

What a great post this is, Jams! :-)

Corey~living and loving said...

oooooo...what a handsome fellow. :)
happy WW!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Oooh creepy {{{{shudder}}}}

Sara Bonds said...

Eek!! I am terrified of spiders, and that one looks especially scary.

Happy WW from Sara @ The Mostly Wordless Wednesday H.Q.!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Creepy spiders. Great shots.

EastCoastLife said...

They are so tiny.... and scary. :P

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone

The Lone Beader said...

YIKeS!

storyteller's other blog said...

Oh my ... I'm relieved there's DISTANCE between me and those spiders! Kewl photos ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

catsynth said...

The white spider is very interesting, both color and texture-wise. Especially when set against the color of the flower.

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!