The flower is a wild corn cockle, and in real life it’s around an inch across, or two and a bit centimetres in alternative dimensions. The spider is utterly minute then, and the smallest I have spotted so far in the Farrell garden on Sheinton Street. In fact I only started noticing this species at all after Ark at A Tale Unfolds introduced me to the ones in his Johannesburg garden. Please check out his blog for more of his astonishing garden photos, though be warned – some of his close up arachnid shots might give spiderphobes a turn.
Also please visit Jude at her Macro Monday slot for more wonderful work. She’s featuring geraniums whose intricate beauty we perhaps do not appreciate enough.
Now here’s a less macro shot of the spider though it’s still larger than real life: hard to spot it beside the dewdrops:
19 thoughts on “Incy Wincy Wenlock Crab Spider For Ark: Macro Monday”
Isn’t it just 🙂
These macro-photos are amazing, Tish!
Thanks for sharing……
wow, beautiful –
The spider looks gigantic – but the second photo really puts it to scale – little and light
Oh and love the rich link here 😉
Not really frightened of but not wholely happy when they run towards me, Tish. But who could take exception to this little scrap? 🙂 Not me.
He is a little scrap isn’t he. He even waved a leg at me when he was trying to look brave behind a petal.
Goodness it’s absolutely minute. I planned to take more macros and just went out to check a plant I want to photograph, yet again the wind’s playing games with me!
Yes, definitely too much wind at the moment.
Gosh that really is tiny! I must look more closely at my flowers. Lovely flower.
Nice one! The first of many, I hope?
Imagine, me being the inspiration for Spider Spotting? 🙂
Oh come on, Ark. You’re an all round inspiration 🙂
With what I eat these days…. ‘all round’ might become closer to the truth if I am not careful. 🙂
You’re not testing out Em’s creations are you? Must be too tempting 🙂
I have been singing Itsy Bitsy Spider a great deal these days to our grand-baby. This photo will now be etched in my mind when I sing. Love it Tish!
I think there may be some spider pics to come. Nice to think of you singing to your grand-baby.
Well, it’s a beautiful flower, photographed very well. I’ll just let it go at that, Tish. 🙂
You are being so brave, John 🙂