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Thumb of 2014-10-25/Ursula/8fe9fe@Ursula submitted this image in the Bugs or Birds on Plants category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

Ursula added a caption:Misumena vatia on flowers
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 13, 2014 6:41 AM CST
What a great eye you have Ursula. Great photo.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 13, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Thanks so much, Jo Ann! Smiling
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 13, 2014 8:41 AM CST
If it wasn't up against 4 of the cutest frogs on the planet... how does anyone compete with that??! Only this pic made me hesitate. This pic is so focused, such pretty colors, and wow - what a lovely critter, as far as spiders go. Apparently very smart too, she blends in so well. What kind of flower is this?
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☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 13, 2014 8:50 AM CST
Thanks, Tiffany. I took this picture a few years ago at our place in NE Pennsylvania and I honestly can't recall which wildflower it was. I have to pay attention next Summer, I see these flower spiders all the time on white blooms there.
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jmorth
Nov 13, 2014 8:55 AM CST
Superb capture!
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 13, 2014 9:09 AM CST
Ursula, I have seen them too. If memory serves I think I saw them on Queen Anns Lace.
I'm going to look it up.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 13, 2014 9:20 AM CST
I found Crab Spiders and there is a large number of them. I believe this one can change its color depending on the background.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Nov 13, 2014 9:27 AM CST
Yes, mostly on Queen Anne's Lace. But I don't think it is that in my picture.
Name: Tiffany
Opp, AL (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Nov 13, 2014 9:30 AM CST
JoAnn, I've seen green ones before, on greenery! Interesting...
👀😁😂 - SMILE! -☺😎☻☮👌✌∞☯🐣🐦🐔🐝🍯🐾
🍀👒☀🍄🍍🌱🌿🌴🎄👣🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻🌽🏡🍃🍂🌾🌿🍁❦❧ 🍃🍁🍂🌾🌻🌺🌸🌼🌹🌳🌲
☕👓 The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 13, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Ursula, I dont think yours is QAL either.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
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Ursula
Nov 13, 2014 5:09 PM CST
I think I got it. This was Yarrow or Achillea millefolium.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 14, 2014 3:57 AM CST
Now I see the petals. Looks like Yarrow now.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Nov 14, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Just wanted to tell you this was my Favorite Photo in all the contest .
..and I don't even like spiders,but he/she is incredible Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Nov 14, 2014 3:12 PM CST
I am very happy! Never in a million years did I expect such a wonderful response. Thank you! Smiling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Nov 14, 2014 3:52 PM CST
Ursula
I agree, the dialogues from the images I posted made me happier than a first prize.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 19, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Sorry, I'm late to the discussion. I should have started with this category!

Yes, I love love love this picture! I also do love spiders. Even whatever mean one bit me over the summer and really did a number on my leg.

We had a yellow crab spider here last year. We had to look it up. Sadly I have not seen another one since. Intriguing creatures.

Thank you for this great photo!

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