Webnesday (17)

Shortly before the start of summer, I was out in the garden having a look at one of our roses when a small movement drew my attention. Small indeed: A tiny crab spider (family Thomisidae), perfectly colored to blend into the delicate, pastel hues of the flower, was slowly prowling around on its petals. It stayed long enough for a short photo session.

Crab spider on rose 112Crab spider on rose 102I’d have brought this to you earlier, but other commitments and other, more-dramatic Webnesday posts have intervened. So now it’s time for a gentler offering, don’t you think?

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Welcome to Krikit Arts! I'm a veterinarian; photographer; finger-style guitarist, composer, instructor, and singer/songwriter; fisherman; and fly-tyer. Please enjoy--and please respect my full rights to all photos on this Website!
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6 Responses to Webnesday (17)

  1. Vicki says:

    I’m not normally into spiders much, but this creamy coloured one is rather pretty.

  2. Mike Powell says:

    A perfect color match and a gorgeous shot, Gary. I’ve never seen a spider looking so unthreatening.

  3. Winnie says:

    how delicate! you surely bring out the beauty in spiders…

    • krikitarts says:

      What a fine compliment–thanks, Winnie! I must admit that they do have a special silken place in the deep recesses of my mental labyrinth, and I am wont to suspend whatever else may be occupying my active attention when a new opportunity for arachnid interaction presents itself. This was one such opportunity, and I’m so grateful that I’m able to pay them an occasional graphic tribute.

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