Sunday, 11 August 2013

Grow Your Own Seed + Itsy Bitsy Spider

Sunflowers growing from seed missed by the birds:

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Grand-daddy of them all. Has about 15 flower heads. The large flower which has nearly finished now was where I took most of the macro shots and video.

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Spot the spider - close up taken with the Nikon:

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To help here is a close crop of that photo:

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Must be one of the smallest spiders I have ever seen. About 5mm including the legs. It was only the tiny blob of moving pale green which caught my attention while I was fighting a losing battle with the weeds in the front garden. It is probably a Green Orb Spider - araneus.

8 comments:

  1. An excellent spider it is. A good job you saw it otherwise it could have been a flat spider.

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  2. Great how the birds do some work round the garden John. They've been sowing sunflowers here too.
    I might save some money on seed next year. :-)

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    1. Bet the birds get to the seeds before you do Keith.

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  3. PS. John I think it may be a male Crab Spider.

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    1. Ident is hard Adran. Lots of very similar ones found on the net.

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  4. we have a bunch of volunteer sunflowers growing alongside our pond. love 'em. some millet is coming up, too.

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    1. They make any area look cheerful TWG.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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