Saturday, July 21, 2007

Photo Hunt Saturday - Tiny


This week's photo hunt theme is Tiny. While browsing my pictures, I came across quite a few that fit the theme, but narrowed it down to two.

The first is a picture of some aphids on the stem of an Dahlia plant. See them? They are the tiny yellow things. See the ants? They are "milking" the aphids for their honeydew secretions. It's true - I even checked here. This is something I observed last year and didn't believe Husband when he told me. I should have believed him, after all, he was right about Ant Lions and other odd facts I never knew.


The second picture is of a yellow crab spider hiding camouflaged on a sunflower.

32 comments:

TNChick said...

Great finds for tiny! I think the 2nd photo is my fave, due to the color - it' so vibrant. Tho, the first one is neat, too... nice capture of those tiny creatures! =)

CRIZ LAI said...

I love the 2nd photo more. It's beautiful. The color combination is perfect for this week's theme. Wishing you a calm, happy and lovely weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-tiny.html

jams o donnell said...

Great pics. I am glad to see someone else blogging Misumena vatia we get a lot of crab spiders in our garden. Mine were white rather than yeallow as seen in this post last month

http://thepoormouth.blogspot.com/2007/06/wordless-wednesday-crab-spider-on-guard.html

Happy weekend!

Krista said...

The spider shot was very nice. Thank you!

Jenny said...

tiny ants....love it!

Jenny Waring said...

i hit enter before i was done!!! again, love your little bugs!

tegdirb92 said...

very tiny and very beautiful!! Happy Hunting!!

Terri said...

I always forget how tiny aphids are until I see them next to an ant. I'm not a big fan of spiders, but your yellow crab spider was ok to look at. :) I know I have all kinds of bugs in my garden... I just don't think about them much or I tend to get the goose bumps :)
Have a great weekend!

cheche said...

im not a big fan of the crawlies but i love your pic! i love the 2nd pic and the lovely color of the flower

Tina said...

Great Choise for this weeks Theme. Happy 20.07.2007 ;-)

mousey said...

great set of pics. love the 2nd one a camouflage.

ipanema said...

these are beautiful subjects. great shots as well. :)

Rach said...

wow they are tiny!

Incog & Nito said...

Both great photos. I love the 2nd one, tiny and camouflaged. Happy weekend.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Beautiful flowers. But no to those ants. It gives me the shivers.
Mine is up too.

Lana G! said...

great pictures!

Jose said...

Cool pictures, must have some nice lenses. I hate spiders so I would need a super telephoto lens to shot one.

lissa said...

I like the second image - very well done.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Thanks for the lesson in ANTcestory,... lol. It is amazing how you can capture such tiny creatures. Haven't seen spiders that color, so vibrant. Great photos, have a great weekend and thanks for sharing.

PowersTwinB said...

Wow! what great photography! I'm telling ya, I am learning so much I didnt want to know from the photo hunt posts! lol..My photo is up, please come and visit

AlvinC said...

from what I had read before, those secretions taste like sweet milk...
and i have never seen a picture of a crab spider... Lucky of me to drop by here and see something totally new for me...
in my opinion, the 2nd one is my fav, because I personally like yellow colour.

mine's up too... check it out...
http://alvin-chew.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunter-tiny.html
have a nice weekend...
cheers

Paulie said...

Both are wonderful photo catches! Great for this theme.

come see mine.

Bengbeng said...

great photography this week!

julie said...

Love your yellow spider.

have a great weekend! :)

Michele said...

The colors are outstanding!

Dragonheart said...

Great shots! Those are very cool. :) Love the colours in the second photo. :) Nice choices for the theme this week. :)

Shelby said...

Terrific tiny photos!!! You did really good... take care and happy day :)

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Both photos are really good for tiny.
Can't decide which I like best.

meeyauw said...

Excellent shots. The one that fascinates me is the aphid/ants one. The aphids are all swollen up with nectar? Triple cool!

Liz said...

That crab spider photo is amazing!

I have a husband who knows all sort of obscure things like that: irritating, isn't it, when they're right?!!

creative-type dad said...

I like the 2nd pict.

I think if you photoshopped a baby head on the bug, you would gice Anne Geddes some competition

Drew said...

I love the spider. Great tiny photo.