Friday, June 10, 2016

Flower Photo: Daddy Longlegs on Viburnum Shrub

Daddy Longlegs Arachnid Macro Photo By Aquariann

Wooo, daddy, did I see a lot of critters at Killens Pond in Delaware last weekend! The first encounter I missed with my camera. Ogre yelled, "Not a branch! That is not a branch!" And by the time my brain registered it was a huge black snake sliding off the path and into the woods, it was too late as I was not brave enough to follow.

The second encounter was my favorite, the broad-headed skink I already shared on my Photography Field of Flowers blog. Not far from the little lizard was a turtle, who promptly hid in his shell when I turned my lens toward him.

There were bees and dragonflies, none of which stayed still long enough to get a good photo. And just as we were about to get in the car, I saw a tree with white flowers across the parking lot and had to investigate. It turned out to be a viburnum flowering shrub housing an intriguing model. As I child, I used to see daddy longlegs all the time skittering across the forest floor outside my best friend's home, but this is the first time I've ever seen an arachnid perched upon a flower.

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  1. I haven't seen a daddy longlegs in soooo long!! Wow, what a name haha!! Sounds like it was a flower 'n fun-filled adventure you guys had!! Very cool shot!!

  2. Heisann.... you remind me ...I shall make a juice of these flowers, it tastes wonderful!
    Have a nice weekend ;:OD)

  3. Great catch and interesting encounters on your walk. Thank you for linking with Today's Flowers and happy weekend :)

  4. I love spiders. Thanks for the photo.

  5. I DON'T like spiders but I'm not phobic about it!

  6. Good shot I haven't seen a daddy long legs in ages :-)

  7. My son just had one of those Daddy Long Legs crawl up his leg. He screamed so loud. Then asked, "Do you think it bit me?!"

    A pretty capture for sure.

  8. What do u think the black snake was? I always hope to see a snake in the spring to signal a bountiful summer. No such luck on my end. That daddy long legs is way cool. Did it crawl on that virburnum shrub to make for a better shot?

  9. What a great shot!
    Thank you for joining us at the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

  10. It's beautiful indeed ;)..It reminds me of the flowers back home as well :)


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