Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Sneaking in the Pink...

I went out to the pond Sunday evening and found this little crab spider hiding on a beautiful pink Swamp Milkweed. Most of you have seen the Crab Spider that John from "Maine Nature Photos" posted yesterday, in it's yellow camouflage. This picture was difficult not only because the wind was blowing hard, but I had my camera overexposed!! Silly mistake!

8 comments:

John Theberge said...

If you would keep going back I'll bet eventually you'd see the little guy with some prey. I've never seen the swamp milkweed around here, I like the bright pink color of it.

The Birdlady said...

What a gorgeous color! Little spider is lying in wait!

Bird Girl said...

That little crab spider is so camouflaged I can hardly believe it! Very cool shot and thanks for sharing! I have to say that swamp milkweed sure is 'pretty in pink'!

Mary said...

With everyone posting crab spiders, I'm dying to find one! Love those bright pink milkweed and the little spider just blends right in with the white bits. Cool! Beautiful photo!

Roy Norris said...

Overexposed or not it, looks pretty good to me Eve.

Jenny Vickers said...

That is a lovely flower. Is Milkweed the plant that Monarch catepillars use or am I getting that mixed up with something else?

Hope the Keets are settling in nicely Eve.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

What a beautiful pink! I had one of those spiders in a photo I posted not too long ago, but now I know what it's called! You're so smart, Eve... :-)
And yes, how ARE the keets doing?

Eve said...

Thanks all!

Jenny: yes the milkweed is the plant the monarch caterpillar loves to eat, not sure if they like this peticular one but you know I'm not sure about the name of the common everyday milkweed...I'll have to look that up.

Danni and Jenny:
The keets are very happy sweet kids, they love their new house. The next step will be letting them out! That will be in about 3 weeks.